The Portsmouth Literary Map Project

Welcome to the city where Charles Dickens was born and where Arthur Conan Doyle first unleashed the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, on a grateful world. Welcome also to a city whose literary stories go far beyond these more familiar examples – a city whose literary character and complex identity isn’t just about the past, but about a community of talented writers beavering away … Continue reading The Portsmouth Literary Map Project

Thursday 13 February 2020: Snow Q

Thursday 13th February 2020 Square Tower Old Portsmouth, PO1 2ND Tickets: £8 advance / £10 door Advance ticket purchase through Eventbrite Welcome to our first show of 2020: SnowQ – a troubled fairy tale for troubled times. A collaborative project inspired by The Snow Queen story by Hans Christian Andersen through poetry, film and performance. Snow Q re-imagines this richly symbolic story as a vehicle … Continue reading Thursday 13 February 2020: Snow Q

Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat

Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth PO1 2ND 7.00 pm £8 on the door Buy tickets http://www.tonguesandgrooves.com Brontë Beat by Project Adorno The Brontë sisters’ contribution to literature is the stuff of legend: their work has a unique flavour, mingling domestic realism with wild romance, the personal with the peculiar. This, coupled with their extraordinary life story, … Continue reading Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat

Journeys Festival International: Community Conversations

Join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International 18– 27 October 2019. Community Conversations is a project which explores how poetry can facilitate conversations across communities. A selection of poems written by members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community will be touring to libraries around Portsmouth until September 2019. Keep an eye on our website for exhibition dates and free upcoming workshops. Further information can … Continue reading Journeys Festival International: Community Conversations

Journeys Festival International: Thursday 6th June 2019

COSHAM LIBRARY PORTSMOUTH PO6 3EB THURSDAY 6 JUNE Workshop:  3pm – 5.00 pm Public Reading: 5.30 pm Tickets are here Join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International for a free poetry workshop with poet Robyn Bolam, exploring themes of home, hope and journeys. Taking inspiration from poems written by members of Portsmouth’s refugee and asylum-seeking community, the workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, whether … Continue reading Journeys Festival International: Thursday 6th June 2019