Performance Poetry at the Edinburgh Fringe

Here's the last of Helen Shay's reviews from the Edinburgh fringe festival, we hope you have enjoyed them - let us know what you think about this feature. Thanks Helen, your work was most appreciated.

There is a vibrant performance poetry scene at the Edinburgh Fringe.  The problem is finding it. 
 
The potential is vast and performance poets should not be deterred from bringing their work h...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 6

"Under Milk Wood", Dylan Thomas, performed by Plantlife Productions, C-cubed, Lawnmarket, 12.35pm.
 
Dylan Thomas' (pictured) classic was certainly performed, but somewhere in this production, the poetry got lost.
 
The large cast were young (and surprisingly, mainly English, considering t...

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Can your Poetry save Turton Tower?

Cornucopia, the Literary & Acoustic Music Festival, aims to help Friends of Turton Tower to save it from closure. and you can be part of it, by performing your poetry.

The festival will showcase the ...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 5

Kat Francois: "Seven Times Me", Venue 18, City 2, Sweet, The Grassmarket, 3.15pm
 
This was a show shining with personality.  However, it is not one for the faint-hearted.  Kat Francois structur...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 4

Jude Simpson (pictured): "Growing Up Games", Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance Beside, 12.15pm
 
This was a delightful show by a charismatic performance poet.  Someone who can conjure up magic thro...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 3

"Luke Wright: Man and Poet", Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance Beside 5.10pm
 
Luke described his new show as a 'voyage of discovery of what kind of man he was' and promised it would be 'sweaty' - ...

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Grants for Young Poets

Eric Gregory Awards 2008
deadline: 31 October 2007
The Eric Gregory Awards is an annual awards scheme for the encouragement of young poets. A total of £24,000 is available. Candidates must be Britis...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 2

Here's Helen's next review

John Hegley (pictured) - 'Letters to an Earwig', Pleasance 2, 1pm
 
John Hegley, along with John Cooper Clark, was one of the pioneers of modern performance poetry and, ...

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Helen Shay's Edinburgh Review 1

We've asked Helen Shay to send us reviews from the Edinburgh festival and here's her first:


Helen Burke - 'Poems Just Want to Have Fun' Venue 260, Jury's Inn, Jeffrey St 3pm
 
Helen Burke (pictured...

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Welcome To The Overdrive Sessions

  This is a brand new venture and we would very much appreciate your participation.

 

The Overdrive Sessions, gigs with a difference, have these three objectives:

 

-          to showcase ...

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Poetry & Creations Workshop

Beginning on Sunday 5th August 4pm until 7pm. At the Fuel Cafe Bar, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester.

Run by John G.Hall, Poet & Editor of the acclaimed  Poetry Magazine Citizen32 and Kate Gilber...

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Succour Magazine - Submissions Wanted

Succour Magazine are now receiving submissions for the Autumn/Winter 2007/8 issue, which will be entitled The Future.

Potential contributors are invited to respond to the titles we suggest in as...

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Afua Cooper At Manchester's Central Library

An award-winning Afro-Caribbean-Canadian poet & author, Afua Cooper is also Professor of History at Toronto University. She has written extensively about the Black Slave Trade in Canada.

She was...

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Opportunity In Keighley

SMALL WORLD

CULTURAL ARTS COLLECTIVE

ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED

PROJECT WORKER

20 hours p/w - £21,588 pro rata (scale 6) £11,669

& SUPPORT WORKER

12 hours p/w - £17,352 pro rata ...

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Libertine issue 4 available now!

Issue 4 of the Libertine Magazine is available from Libertines .There are contributions from among others Simon Armitage, UB40’s Ali Campbell, George Pringle and an article on the Beat poets. Though ...

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Liverpool poem 800

Can you write a poem celebrating any aspect of Liverpool's 800 years history? Help collect together 800 poems by August 28th, the day that celebrates King John's founding of Liverpool in 1207 and hi...

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National Poetry Day - 4 October

There is much going on on National Poetry Day and we'll be reporting on it nearer the day in the meantime check with your local library to find out what's going on in your area and let us know at info...

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Southport Writers' Circle Competition

Southport Writers' Circle Open Short Story Competition

1st prize £150 - closing date 31 October 2007.

For an unpublished original story of up to 2000 words. £3.00 per entry. Details from:

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Cath Nichols - Videoed in New York

Check out http://www.poetryvlog.com to see a video featuring Cath Nichols reading three of her poems, "The Tallest Building in the World (1913)," "The beautiful words that I had are gone," and "Co...

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Attention!

At this time of year many of the regular poetry events take a holiday and don't necessarily inform us about it - so always check before you travel


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