Quiet few weeks in Parliament? Why not stage some more poetry events there?

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If Parliament looks like being quiet for a few weeks, maybe another poetry event like this could be staged there? A group of poets from Batley, West Yorkshire, recently headed down to London to recite their poetry in the Palace of Westminster. They were joined by multi-award winning poet and Radio 4 presenter Daljit Nagra for a poetry session organised by Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

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Exhibition celebrating UK poetry landmark at Poetry Foundation in Chicago

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An exhibition celebrating Morden Tower, a mediaeval turret on Newcastle’s city walls that became a poetry landmark when poet Tom Pickard and his wife Connie launched poetry readings there in the 1960s, is being staged at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago from September 5 to December 20.

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Poems and songs about Lancashire's Cotton Famine at Quarry Bank

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An afternoon of poetry and song titled Cotton Lords, about the Lancashire Cotton Famine, will be held on Monday 19 August at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire, one of the best preserved textile mill...

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Lights, camera, action: poets celebrate city's film heritage in anthology

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A poetry anthology celebrating the 10th birthday of Bradford Unesco City of Film will be launched on Friday 16 August at Bradford City Library. Reel Bradford includes poems by Mike Farren, Joanna Sedg...

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Remembering Peterloo: reading by Manchester poets and Shelley recitals to mark 200th anniversary

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Manchester poets will be reading poems on the theme of Peterloo at Manchester Central Library on Tuesday 6 August at 6-7.30pm – one of a number of poetry events to mark the historic moment’s 200th ann...

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Anonymous backer rescues 'final' Torbay poetry festival after it loses Arts Council funding

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An anonymous backer has come to the rescue of Torbay poetry festival – and allowed it to stage one more festival this year after losing its Arts Council funding.  Its festival organisers say on its we...

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