EVENTS PAGE UPDATED 21.05.2019

Martin Newell will be playing a solo show at the Roman Circus in Colchester on Sunday 2 June, to raise money for and awareness of the place. There will be a strong poetry content and also some music. It’s an afternoon show (2.00pm doors). Tickets £10.00 can be obtained in advance from www.colchesterartscentre.com. Entrance on the door too. The Roman Circus Centre is the Colchester Archaeological Trust’s HQ and has a very pleasant tea room with a nice stage.

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Anne Boileau has a book launch on Monday 17 June at Burgh House Museum Hampstead for her new collection of poems, Dreams of Flight; the book is illustrated by Suffolk artist Belinda King who will give a talk about the printmaking techniques she used … book launch and poetry reading 6.00-9.00pm: contact anne.boileau6@gmail.com to book a place.

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POETRYWIVENHOE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2019
– all events are at the Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe Quay, 7.30 for 8.00pm

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Thur 23 May: “BORDER CROSSING”: Suffolk Poetry Society featuring poets from both sides of the Essex/Suffolk border.
Yes it’s Border Crossing week … We shall present the following exciting programme:

8.00 Introduction

Elizabeth Soule
Martin Bewick
Phil Baker
David Canning
Jane Henderson
Rosie Sandler
Stuart Monk
Sylvia Sellers
Jacques Groen
Alex Toms
Derek Adams
Jacquie Boyd
Anne Boileau

9.00 Interval + book sale + BAR

9.15: David Winfield
Sue Wallace-Shaddad
Nancy Hughes
Antony Johae
Ashley Powell
Nicola Warwick
Joan Norlev Taylor
Mervyn Linford
Peter Ualrig Kennedy
Florence Cox

10.00 Close

It’s a full programme, so there’ll be little opportunity for Out of the Hat I’m afraid.
Hope to see y’all on the night!
All best,
::Peter

Thur 27 June: Peter Ualrig Kennedy and Antony Johae

Thur 25 July: Rik the Most

( ………. no event in August)

Thur 26 Sept: “NEW DIRECTIONS”

Thur 24 Oct: “NEW DIRECTIONS”

Thur 28 Nov: “NEW DIRECTIONS”

Thur 12 Dec: TBA

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Thursday 25 April 2019:
Marian de Vooght gave us an exceptional evening of readings from the powerful poem ‘Song of Stars (Sterrenlied)’ by Guus Luijters. Her translation from the Dutch of ‘Song of Stars’ was a winner last year of an English PEN Award – a real accolade for Marian.
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28 February 2019:
We were entertained by Grevel Lindop and Karen Dennison, together with a handful of excellent Out of the Hatters. Grevel is not only an immensely accomplished poet but also a beautiful reader; he gave us “a pizzicato of exploding stars” (now I’ve done that quote from memory so it may not be entirely accurate – but it’ll do!).
Karen read from her new collection ‘The Paper House’. Quoting from her poem ‘Crow’ in the Poetrywivenhoe/Mosaic anthology ornith-ology she said “I’ve sacrificed words for wings” – to which the response was “But Karen your words have wings.”

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19 December 2018:
A Festive Message to all our supporters …

Poetrywivenhoe has experienced yet another successful year, packed with wonderful poetry. We have been entertained and uplifted by a succession of truly excellent guest readers.  We have heard a wide variety of really good poems in the Open Mic slots – our Out of the Hatters have been consistently developing and becoming more skilled in the presentation of their poetry as time has progressed.  We have been involved in the production and in the launch of Alice Goss’ remarkable collection Without Walls in aid of the homeless.  We have run two interesting and stimulating workshops during 2018 and we shall be hoping for more to be held next year. 
So it simply remains for me, on behalf of Team Wivenhoe, to wish you:

 A very merry Christmas and a poetic New Year to you and yours!


       ::Peter Ualrig Kennedy, Poetrywivenhoe

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