Local Bards Get Festive With A Mersey Christmas

A brand new anthology of Christmas poems has been launched as a Facebook project.

‘A Mersey Christmas’  features work by local poets who frequent the spoken word poetry circuits around Birkenhead and Liverpool, and is available to read free.

Curated by Wirral poets Barry Woods and Michelle Wright the collection is their fourth creative writing project and a Christmas gift to the people of th...

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Environmental Poems Read at Wirral Poetry Festival 2021

Poets from Merseyside have started to reignite the art of live performance with a series of eight spoken word events around the Wirral Peninsula.

 

The Wirral Poetry Festival has emerged from its online only status and has been back in the community over the past weeks celebrating the run up to National Poetry Day 2021 on Thursday.

 

On Sunday West Kirby Arts Centre hosted a green even...

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The World in Lockdown People's Poem (Merseyside)

 

 

 

 

WORLD IN LOCKDOWN

 

A patchwork-style poem written by the people of Merseyside during England's first Coronavirus lockdown 2020

 

 

 

Curated by Barry Woods

Assisted by Michelle Wright

 

 

 

 

(c) Copyright contributors 2020 (listed at the end)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World in Lockdown

 

We're earning o...

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Liverpool's Capsule of Culture remembers 2020 with the World in Lockdown People's Poem

The World in Lockdown People's Poem is now part of the RLB 360 Capsule of Culture, which remembers the year 2020 and its defining moments.

The project was chosen by a judging panel of local and Liverpool-born celebrities.

Thanks to everybody who shared their words last year.

The time capsule will be stored in the Royal Liver Building permanently from today.

A big thanks to my co-creato...

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Poetry Film 'The Quality of Mersey'

The film version of the poetry anthology 'The Quality of Mersey' had its premiere with Wirral Festival of Firsts earlier this month. The film showcases eight poems, beginning at the source and then ending at the river's mouth.

The film is available to watch here:

https://vimeo.com/465059978

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World in Lockdown People's Poem on Facebook

The World in Lockdown People's Poem is now online and free to read at:

https://www.facebook.com/worldinlockdownpoem/

Please give it a read!

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The World in Lockdown People's Poem to be curated by Barry Woods and Michelle Wright

Wirral poets Barry Woods and Michelle Wright are curating a people's poem during the UK lockdown period. The poem is, at present, ten pages long and will be launched online on May 11th. 

Facebook@worldinlockdownpoem

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Mersey Poets Perform Under Gaia

Some 'Quality of Mersey' poets after performing their odes to our beautiful Earth/Gaia installation by Luke Jerram at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral last Monday. This event was part of the Mersey River Festival 2019.

 

Photo from left to right: Ruthie Adamson, Jenny Hesketh, Barry Woods, Lucy Pickavance, Michelle Wright and Ali Harwood.

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The Quality of Mersey Poets reading at Waterstones Liverpool One

The Quality of Mersey Poets read their Odes to our great River at Waterstones Liverpool One on Thursday 25th April. A big thanks to everyone involved. 

Next gig; Wirral Festival of Firsts at West Kirby Arts Centre on 12th May 5.30pm.

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The Quality of Mersey Anthology

A collection of voices following the River Mersey from source to mouth.

Check out The Quality of Mersey on Facebook.

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