Hacienda poet recalls 'fantastic' tour as he looks forward to London screening of documentary

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Performance poet Trev Meaney will be delivering his commissioned poem about Manchester’s fabled Hacienda night club before a screening of a documentary about the club in London on Thursday 23 February.

Trev said: “I was lucky enough to be asked by the director Chris Hughes to be commissioned to do a poem for the documentary Do You Own the Dancefloor. I have performed the poem before the showing...

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Tom Raworth, innovative poet who helped to shake up the 60s, dies aged 78

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Tom Raworth, a poet highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic, and who was seen as a key figure in the modernist-inspired movement known as the British Poetry Revival of the 1960s and 70s, has died at the age of 78.

His publishers Carcanet said: “We are devastated to announce the passing of g...

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Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Ella Otomeyo and Cathy Bryant are the guest poets at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside arts centre, Sale on Tuesday 21 February. Entry is £3/£2 to this open-mic poetry night. It starts at 7.30pm, b...

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Wendy Cope, Luke Wright, Zena Edwards and Francesca Beard at arts centre festival in former church

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Wendy Cope, Luke Wright, Zena Edwards and Francesca Beard are among the poets lined up for a four-day festival of poetry, comedy and storytelling at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, south-west ...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the New Inn tonight

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Write Out Loud Woking will be meeting again on Monday 20 February at the New Inn at Send, near Woking, for another night of free, open-mic poetry. It’s hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wood. Sign fro...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Write Out Loud Bolton returns to its old slot – the third Sunday of each month – at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 19 February. Entry is £1 plus raffle at this open-mic poetry event compered by Jeffa...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Write Out Loud Stockport will be meeting at Stockport art gallery on Monday 13 February at 7pm to share poems. Entry is a £1 donation. Each month a collage poem is produced from members’ contributions...

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US poet and 'inspirational teacher' Thomas Lux dies at 70

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The American poet and university teacher Thomas Lux, who has died at the age of 70, has been described as “an inspirational teacher” by one of his former students.

Lux’s poetry has appeared in the ...

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Love, poetry and the whole damn thing: Write Out Loud at Wigan tonight

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Bring your words of love, stanzas on sex and rhymes of romance to Write Out Loud Wigan’s Valentine’s Special at the Old Courts on Thursday 9 February. There will be prizes for the soppiest poem - and ...

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'Help each other, and we all get up the ladder': Jo Bell goes Nationwide in latest poetic TV ad

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The former canal laureate Jo Bell has joined the growing corps of poets recruited for TV adverts by Nationwide building society. Jo’s poem about how the Nationwide building society began, and why, was...

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