The Lyricism of Shattered Phones

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It was a world first for Winchester Poetry festival - the first time Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa has performed in England, even visited, in fact, and the first time she'd read from her second English collection, Lies (The Dedalus Press, 2018).

Ní Ghríofa provided an almost perfect balance to Pascale Petit, who she was scheduled to read with. And the fact that the third poet’s car broke down ...

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Ledbury 2018: A review

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The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July (29th June – 8th July in 2018) and has long been a key event in the poetry world. Now in its 22nd year, Ledbury is the UK's largest poetry festival, and for the most recent edition, welcomed the likes of Sinead Morrissey, Jackie Kay, Ma...

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Feeling the Buzz: Hive City Legacy at The Roundhouse

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Nine fierce femmes of colour fill the stage for 75 minutes of physical performance mixing spoken word, song, dance, circus skills.  It’s cleverly paced, telling a story of integration of a single lone...

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May Days inspired by Shelley's Masque of Anarchy

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May Days is a physical adaptation directed by Simone Vause of the poem of the same name by William Alderson which, according to Alderson, “the director read and immediately thought would be lovely as ...

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