Festival's Poet on the High St prepares to pop up in Winchester

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Winchester poetry festival’s Poet on the High St (aka performance poet Jonny Fluffypunk) will be popping up at Winchester’s Projects Café in Middle Brook Street on 23 July from 10.30am-2pm, and at Piecaramba on Parchment Street on 24 July from 1pm-4pm as part of the festival’s five-month long ‘hybrid’ format this year.

He said on the festival’s Facebook page: “From now until November this year … I'll be running workshops, doing instant poetry in shops and cafes and popping up in the street collecting stories. I'm interested in the unsung histories of the everyday; the personal epiphanies that shine brighter in the soul than the long-ago acts of bishops and kings.

“Beneath which city wall was that first kiss? Under which streetlamp did you drunkenly curse the gods? There'll be blue plaques for heartbreaks and poetic walking tours of the mundane. John Keats once walked the streets and declared the air 'worth sixpence a pint'. I'm nine inches taller than him, so my view will be better.”

Most of the rest of the festival’s events will be online, with a weekend of live events in October.  More details

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