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  • Back Room Poets - poetry reading with Jo Bell

    When: Saturday, 31/05/2014, 7.30pm

    Where: Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton St, Oxford.

    Costs: £ 4.00 (£ 2.00BRP members)

    Bookings:
    n/a

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.backroompoets.weebly.com

    By Paul Surman
    on Tue May 06, 2014 4:54 pm

    Back Room Poets present a reading with Jo Bell. With Sophia Argris, David Burridge, Jennifer A. McGowan and Tina Sederholm
  • Back Room Poets - Workshop with Jo Bell

    When: Saturday, 31/05/2014, 3.00pm

    Where: Library at Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW

    Costs: £ 20.00

    Bookings:
    n/a

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.backroompoets.weebly.com

    By Paul Surman
    on Wed May 07, 2014 3:05 pm

    Workshop with Jo Bell

    Subject: ME ME ME - quickfire exercises to get you writing well from personal experience of place, relationships and daily life

    Date: Saturday, 31 May. Time: 3:00 pm
    Venue: Library at Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW
    £20 Sign-up on the door. Limited number of available slots, so turn up early to avoid disappointment

  • Omeros

    When: Saturday, 31/05/2014, 8:00/9:00pm

    Where: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

    Costs: £10 - £60

    Bookings:
    02074019919

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/omeros

    By Derek Walcott
    on Mon May 12, 2014 3:58 pm

    Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the unique Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The poem spans both time and continents, following the journey of a present-day Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War.

    The narrative is rooted on the island of Saint Lucia, Walcott's home, and will be underscored by live music to evoke the flavour of the Caribbean.

    Performed by Joseph Marcell and Jade Anouka.

    Special Poet in the City offer: £30 best available seats. Quote 'Pcd30best' when booking online.
  • Omeros

    When: Sunday, 01/06/2014, 7:00pm

    Where: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

    Costs: £10 - £60

    Bookings:
    020 7401 9919

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/omeros

    By Derek Walcott
    on Mon May 12, 2014 3:59 pm

    Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the unique Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The poem spans both time and continents, following the journey of a present-day Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War.

    The narrative is rooted on the island of Saint Lucia, Walcott's home, and will be underscored by live music to evoke the flavour of the Caribbean.

    Performed by Joseph Marcell and Jade Anouka.

    Special Poet in the City offer: £30 best available seats. Quote 'Pcd30best' when booking online.
  • JAWDANCE BARKING

    When: Thursday, 05/06/2014, 19:30 - 22:00

    Where: The Broadway, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LS, United Kingdom

    Costs: Free

    Bookings:

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.http://atnd.it/12229-1

    By
    on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:45 am

    Ever fancied yourself as the next big thing on the UK poetry scene Or even the next big thing on Barking's poetry scene Nows your chance to sashay down to the newly-refurbished Broadway theatre and take the mic in the nicest possible way.

    There are a limited number of open-mic slots, so make sure you arrive early to claim yours. On top of that, there'll be poetry films, special guests and an oomphy host, so highlight this one in your diary with a huge yellow pen.

    Go east, young poet.

    Urls:

    YouTube: http://atnd.it/12229-3
    Twitter: http://atnd.it/12229-2
    Facebook: http://atnd.it/12229-0

    Artists / Speakers: Piel Cafe, Kat Francois, Yvonne Eba, Noel Quiñones, Julian Randall
  • Omeros

    When: Saturday, 07/06/2014, 8:00pm

    Where: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

    Costs: £10 - £60

    Bookings:
    020 7401 9919

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/omeros

    By Derek Walcott
    on Mon May 12, 2014 4:00 pm

    Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the unique Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The poem spans both time and continents, following the journey of a present-day Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War.

    The narrative is rooted on the island of Saint Lucia, Walcott's home, and will be underscored by live music to evoke the flavour of the Caribbean.

    Performed by Joseph Marcell and Jade Anouka.

    Special Poet in the City offer: £30 best available seats. Quote 'Pcd30best' when booking online.
  • A Murder Is Announced

    When: Saturday, 07/06/2014, 20:00 - 22:00

    Where: Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Southend on Sea, SS0 9LA, United Kingdom

    Costs: Standard: £21.00 £19.00 £12.50 A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added to all trtransactions, Concessions: £1.50 off

    Bookings:

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.http://atnd.it/12323-0

    By
    on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:30 am

    Starring Louise Jameson (Eastenders, Dr Who, Tenko)

    The 'announcement' is in the local paper, stating time and place of a murder in Miss Blacklock's house.
    However the victim is not one of the several occupants, temporary and permanent, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, with Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution-at some risk to herself-in a dramatic confrontation scene just before the final curtain.
  • Omeros

    When: Monday, 09/06/2014, 8:00pm

    Where: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

    Costs: £10 - £60

    Bookings:
    02074019919

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/omeros

    By Derek Walcott
    on Mon May 12, 2014 4:03 pm

    Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the unique Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The poem spans both time and continents, following the journey of a present-day Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War.

    The narrative is rooted on the island of Saint Lucia, Walcott's home, and will be underscored by live music to evoke the flavour of the Caribbean.

    Performed by Joseph Marcell and Jade Anouka.

    Special Poet in the City offer: £30 best available seats. Quote 'Pcd30best' when booking online.
  • I Put a Spell on You: John Burnside Introduces His New Memoir

    When: Monday, 09/06/2014, 18:45

    Where: British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1

    Costs: £5/£4/£3

    Bookings:
    01937 546546

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159869.html

    By Eccles Centre, British Library
    on Thu May 29, 2014 10:25 am

    Eccles British Library Writer in Residence John Burnside introduces his new memoir. In this exquisite, haunting book, he describes his coming of age from the industrial misery of Cowdenbeath and Corby to the new world of Cambridge. This is a memoir of romance – of lost love and the love of being lost – darkened by threat, illuminated by glamour.

    John Burnside’s recent books include the poetry collection All One Breath (February 2014), the book of stories, Something Like Happy, the novel, A Summer of Drowning, shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Prize, and his poetry collection, Black Cat Bone, which won both the 2011 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. He is a Professor of English at St Andrews.
  • The 2014 Kathleen Raine Poetry Celebration

    When: Saturday, 14/06/2014, 6.15pm

    Where: The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR

    Costs: £6 or £4 concessions (includes light refreshments)

    Bookings:
    01233 813663

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.temenosacademy.org.uk

    By stephen overy
    on Fri May 02, 2014 1:18 pm

    This, the fifth poetry reading celebrating Kathleen Raine (1908-2003), co-founder of the Temenos Academy, falls on the 106th anniversary of her birth. The meeting draws together six leading poets from England and Ireland. Each of the poets will read from their own work, and one poem of their choice by Kathleen Raine.

    The Poets

    Paddy Bushe
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Hilary Davies
    Mary O’Malley
    Penelope Shuttle
    Chris Southgate

    MC James Harpur, Poetry Editor 'Temenos Academy Review'

    Presented by The Temenos Academy
  • Poetry and Reading Gathering

    When: Saturday, 14/06/2014, 12:00-13:30

    Where: Hammersmith Temporary Library, 181 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JU, United Kingdom

    Costs: Free: 0

    Bookings:
    02085638232

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.atnd.it/12172-0

    By
    on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:38 am

    The Irish Cultural Centre in collaboration with Hammersmith Temporary Library will present a poetry afternoon on Sat 14 June.

    Also part of the HF ArtsFest, this one-off celebration of poetry and prose will feature many of our own friends, and welcomes new faces. It will involve a series of readings, recitals and possibly even a song or two! We are delighted to be partnering with LBHF's Hammersmith Library for this event.

    Website: http://atnd.it/12172-1

    Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Poetry
  • 451

    When: Monday, 16/06/2014, 19:00

    Where: Nuffield Studio, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1TR, United Kingdom

    Costs: Standard: £5 Open Mic: £3

    Bookings:
    0845 521 3460

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/451-4#.U43SRZRdX4g

    By Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), Amy McAllister, Azra Tabassum
    on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:21 am

    All the right words in the right order. A bi-monthly showcase of local, national and international spoken word. Expect articulate artistry, expressive eloquence and verbal thrills'n'spills. Featuring a quick competition to win some poetry goodies, and you can buy yourself some food to fill up your belly while the poetry fills up your heart.

    Featuring: Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), Amy McAllister, Azra Tabassum

    Still want more? There'll be a chance to strut your poetry stuff on the open mic.
    Sign up on the door from 7pm. Spaces limited - first come, first served.

    End Time: 21:30
  • T S Eliot & Kathleen Raine: Two Contemplative Poets - a lecture by Professor Grevel Lindop

    When: Tuesday, 17/06/2014, 6.15 for 7pm

    Where: The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED

    Costs: £5 or £3.50 concessions

    Bookings:
    01233 813663

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.temenosacademy.org.uk

    By stephen overy
    on Fri May 02, 2014 1:22 pm

    GREVEL LINDOP is a poet and writer whose most recent books include 'A Literary Guide to the Lake District' (Sigma), 'Playing With Fire' (Carcanet), and 'Travels on the Dance Floor' (André Deutsch). He is currently completing a biography of Charles Williams. In collaboration with Angela Locke he leads writing retreats at The Mill Inn, Mungrisdale in the North Lakes.
    Chair Dr Malcolm Guite, Girton College

    Presented by The Temenos Academy
  • Hit the Ode

    When: Thursday, 19/06/2014, 19:30 - 22:00

    Where: The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN, United Kingdom

    Costs: Tickets OTD: £5

    Bookings:
    0845 521 3460

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.http://atnd.it/12236-2

    By
    on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:46 am

    Featuring: The Fugitives

    Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us. We have poems.

    Poems you’ve played tag with when you were younger; poems dug up by puzzled archeologists; poems seen racing down the ringroad on big wheel tricycles. Good poems. Come and get them. Featuring.

    URLs:
    YouTube: http://atnd.it/12236-1
    Facebook: http://atnd.it/12236-0

    Artists : The Fugitives.
  • UTTER SPOKEN WORD HISTORY

    When: Tuesday, 24/06/2014, 19:00 - 22:00

    Where: Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, London, SE14 6TY, United Kingdom

    Costs: Pre-booked: £5, OTD: £7.50

    Bookings:

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.http://atnd.it/12237-1

    By
    on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:33 am

    Representing the 80s Rising Editor Tim Wells and Porky Poet (aka Phill Jupitus)
    90s Queen of British performance poetry (Metro) Francesca Beard
    00s: Poetry Unplugged host Niall O'Sullivan and Chill Pills at Mista Gee

    10s you, possibly! Richard Tyrone Jones introduces the winner of last Utters paid gig contest alongside this months four intrepid competitors Louise Fazackerley, Laurie Bolger, Leanne Moden plus one slot reserved for the poet who brings the most people on the night!

    Book your seat for the poetry version of Back to the Future. Sort of.

    Urls:

    Booking: http://atnd.it/12237-0

    Artists / Speakers: Tim Wells, Porky Poet (aka Phill Jupitus), Francesca Beard, Niall O'Sullivan, Mista Gee, Richard Tyrone Jones, Louise Fazackerley, Laurie Bolger, Leanne Moden
  • The Great British Write Off

    When: Friday, 27/06/2014,

    Where: Great Britain

    Costs: Free to Enter

    Bookings:
    01733 890099

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.greatbritishwriteoff.co.uk

    By
    on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:22 am

    The Great British Write Off is 2014's exciting writing competition that celebrates poetry and stories from writers and poets in the UK.

    Whether you are new to writing or have a huge portfolio of work, The Great British Write Off is a fun, free opportunity to share your work, get published and even win a cash prize!

    You can submit either a short story, mini saga or novel extract up to 250 words or a poem (line limit within reason!). You are welcome to write a new piece or submit a favourite piece you've already written.

    Closing Date: 27th June 2014
  • Poetry & Spirituality: From 'The Book of Psalms' through T S Eliot and R S Thomas - a lecture by Dr Jay Parini

    When: Thursday, 04/09/2014, 6.15 for 7pm

    Where: The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR

    Costs: £6 or £4 concessions (includes wine)

    Bookings:
    01233 813663

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.temenosacademy.org.uk

    By
    on Fri May 02, 2014 1:28 pm

    JAY PARINI is a poet, novelist, biographer, and critic. His five books of poetry include 'The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems' (2005). He has written eight novels, including 'The Last Station' (1990), 'Benjamin’s Crossing' (1997); 'The Apprentice Lover' (2002) and 'The Passages of H.M.' (2010). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner. His non-fiction works include 'Why Poetry Matters' (2008), 'Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America' (2008) and 'Jesus: The Human Face of God' (2013).
    He lives in Weybridge, Vermont, where he has been on the faculty at Middlebury College since 1982.
    Presented by The Temenos Academy
  • Queer'Say

    When: Thursday, 02/10/2014, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Where: Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London, SE16 7AR, United Kingdom.

    Costs: Standard: £10, Concessions: £8.

    Bookings:
    0208 465 6147

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.http://atnd.it/13499-1

    By
    on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:37 am

    A very special showcase of queer spoken word. Join Aoife Mannix, Jack Rooke and Anna Kahn for an evening of funny, gritty, life-affirming poetry, hosted by Rosie Wilby.

    Out In South London presents
    QUEER'SAY
    in association with Apples and Snakes

    Resonance FM's Out In South London presents, in association with Apples and Snakes, a very special showcase of queer spoken word (and live radio broadcast!). Join Aoife Mannix, Jack Rooke and Anna Kahn for an evening of funny, gritty, life-affirming poetry, hosted by the lovely Rosie Wilby.

    Category: Arts - Performing Arts - Poetry.

    Artists / Speakers: Rosie Wilby, Aoife Mannix, Jack Rooke, Anna Kahn.

    URLs:

    Booking: http://atnd.it/13499-0
    Twitter: http://atnd.it/13499-2
  • Norman Nicholson Centenary Lecture by Professor Grevel Lindop

    When: Monday, 20/10/2014, 6.15 for 7pm

    Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

    Costs: £5 or £3.50 concessions

    Bookings:
    01233 813663

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.temenosacademy.org.uk

    By stephen overy
    on Fri May 02, 2014 1:36 pm

    Presented by the Temenos Academy
  • Wheels of Fire - Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' and William Blake's 'The Four Zoas' - a lecture by Jeremy Reed

    When: Monday, 24/11/2014, 7pm

    Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

    Costs: £5 or £3.50 concessions

    Bookings:
    01233 813663

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.temenosacademy.org.uk

    By
    on Fri May 02, 2014 1:42 pm

    JEREMY REED has lectured / performed regularly at the Temenos Academy since he worked with Kathleen Raine as poetry editor of 'Temenos'. The author of over 40 award-winning books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent publications include 'Sooner or Later Frank', (Enitharmon Press), 'Here Comes the Nice' (Chomu Press) and '4 Poets & a Play' (Jank Editions). Widely respected in the pop world, he has collaborated with the musicians Marc Almond and Itchy Ear.
    Presented by The Temenos Academy
  • Back Room Poets - Workshop with Jo Bell

    When: Saturday, 31/05/2104, 3.00pm

    Where: Library at Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW

    Costs: £ 20.00

    Bookings:
    at the door

    Bookings Link:
    http://www.backroompoets.weebly.com

    By Paul Surman
    on Tue May 06, 2014 4:57 pm

    Subject: ME ME ME - quickfire exercises to get you writing well from personal experience of place, relationships and daily life.

    Limited number of available slots, so turn up early to avoid disappointment