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Southampton 18th April 2018

Writers in Residence - In Conversation

18 April at 19:30�21:30

Mettricks Guildhall

1 Guildhall Place, SO14 7DU Southampton

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-in-residence-in-conversation-tickets-44606916488?aff=efbeventtix

A FREE live showcase event at Mettricks Guildhall, featuring Writers in Residence Dinos Aristidou (The Mayflower Theatre), Nazneen Ahmed (Southampton Libraries) and Iain Morrison (John Hansard Gallery). 
This event will include a reading from each of the authors, as well as an open Q&A session. The evening will be hosted by University of Southampton's Carole Burns.

Newtown 21st/22nd April 2018

INSPIRED IN CAERSWS - A poetry, art and music Festival

Date Saturday 21 April to Sunday 22 April, 2018

Time Two day festival

Price Events ranges from Free to �12

Venue address 

​Mid Wales Arts Centre, ​

Maesmawr, Cae​r​sws, Newtown SY17 5SB

2 writing workshops led by Gill Lambert and Greg Leadbetter; readings with Robert Minhinnick, Menna Elfyn, Keth Chandler, David Calcutt and Gregory Leadbetter. Music from Diane Drummond and band. An open Mike, and a celebration of John Ceiriog Hughes. free parking. Plenty of B&Bs and food in area - why not make a weekend of it, in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Newtown.

Event website www.fairacrepress.co.uk/

Wirral 28th April 2018

Mayer Park Poetry Picnic
Saturday 28th April 2018
Mayer Hall, The Village, Bebington, Wirral CH63 7PL

10.30 am Meet at Mayer Hall. Free event

Bring a packed lunch, pen and paper.  Hot drinks provided.   

The workshop will be led by established local poet Kemal Houghton with talks from the Friends of Mayer Park.  

Wirral 13th May 2018

Royden Park Poetry Picnic
Sunday 13th May 2018

Royden Park Visitor Centre  Hill Bark Road, Frankby, Wirral, CH48 1NP
10.30am Meet at the Visitor Centre. Free event
Bring a packed lunch, pen and paper.  Hot drinks provided.   

The workshop will be led by poet and artist Janine Pinion with talks from the Friends of Royden Park

Wirral 1st July 2018 An afternoon of readings
Sunday 1st July 2018  1.30-5.30pm
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfields Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
Tickets: Free (Includes Tea)
Licensed bar
Our free  annual community poetry day is back, hosted by Kemal Houghton,  Nikki Bennett and Paul Harris. There will be time to share new poetry books and read new poetry, share poetry about Wirral’s parks and open spaces, with some poetry from the Festival’s 2018 Poetry Picnics and Green Spaces project. There are open mic spots, and we invite you to enjoy another “Poet’s Tea” with plenty of tea and cake!  Jackie Kay will join us to help with the presentation of prizes to winners of the Festival’s annual open poetry competition. For the open mics, there is no need to pre-book, names will be taken on the day or by show of hands
Wirral 1st July 2018 An evening with Jackie Kay
Sunday 1st July 2018  6-7pm
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfields Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
Tickets: £12
Licensed bar
Jackie is a poet, novelist and playwright, with many distinctions including her current role as the third modern Makar (Scottish poet laureate). Jackie comes to West Kirby on Sunday 1st July to give a reading and book signing at the West Kirby Arts Centre. Join us to hear “one of Scotland’s most celebrated living writers” (The Spectator)
Wirral 12th July 2018 Pros and Coms
A journey across the Mersey

Thursday 12th July 2018  7pm for 7.30pm
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfields Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
Tickets: £6
Licensed bar
A West Kirby Arts Centre Event
Pros and Coms, a Liverpool-based company of musicians, comedians and poets,  performs for the very  first time on this side of the water!  Join us as  they take us on a journey across the Mersey with an eclectic blend of improvised comedy, stand-up comedy, performance poetry and live music with performances from ImrpoQuo (Improvise sketch comedy group) Sian Davies (comedian), wordsmith and performance poet Ged Thompson and singer-songwriter Simon Mckelvie, hosted by Danny Cal