Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard Sunday 30th December 2018 16:30-1930 £8 entry Purchase Eventbrite tickets here. The Square Tower Broad Street Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2ND A brand new production written and performed by Caribbean-British poet John Agard, winner in 2014 of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In this whimsical whirlwind homage to mixed race Russian poet, Pushkin, Agard transforms his famous verse novel, … Continue reading Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

‘MANY SKIES HAVE FALLEN’ BOOK LAUNCH PARTY with MAGGIE SAWKINS Monday 26 November 6.30 – 9.30pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND Maggie’s new collection, ‘Many Skies Have Fallen’, contains poems written in response to the tragic death of her daughter’s partner, Janusz Jasicki, who drowned in the River Shannon in October 2017. Others, written while Janusz was still alive, are included because … Continue reading Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

Community Conversations: October 2018

Tongues&Grooves in the Community has received a Big Lottery grant of £10,000 for a its Community Conversations project. The grant will enable us to give a voice to refugee and asylum seeker individuals in Portsmouth through a series of poetry workshops. Further events will form part of the ArtReach led Journeys Festival International (JFI) in October. A transportable display of the writing in printed and … Continue reading Community Conversations: October 2018

Richard Williams – Book Launch: September 2018

Thursday 20 September 7.30 – 10.00 pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2ND Free Entry   Bar | Cafe | Free nearby parking RICHARD WILLIAMS warmly invites you to join him for the launch of his first poetry collection at The Square Tower, Portsmouth. Copies of ‘Landings’ will be available for sale   ‘From the Electric Arms and Istanbul Grill to the Feng Shui Shop on … Continue reading Richard Williams – Book Launch: September 2018

WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 2018

SUNDAY 10 JUNE 7.30 – 9.30PM Southsea PO5 2SL Free Event WRITE TO BE COUNTED – An Anthology of Poems to Uphold Human Rights Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan will be hosting a reading from Write to be Counted in his constituency office in Albert Road. Maggie Sawkins will read alongside two of the editors, Kathleen Jones and Nicola Jackson. All the poets in this anthology have put words on … Continue reading WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 2018

Isle of Wight: Zones of Avoidance – May 2018

Thursday 10 May 7.30 – 9.30pm Quay Arts Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5BD Tickets: £10 Box Office: 01983 822490 http://www.quayarts.org/events/ ZONES OF AVOIDANCE The next performance of  award-winning Zones of Avoidance will take place at Quay Arts, a lovely arts centre in Newport Harbour on the Isle of Wight. Zones of Avoidance explores a mother’s quest to understand her daughter’s descent into addiction. At the heart of the … Continue reading Isle of Wight: Zones of Avoidance – May 2018