INDIGO DREAMS POETRY SHOWCASE - CHELTENHAM POETRY FESTIVAL
Thursday May 11, 8pm The Playhouse Main Stage £6/5 Four poets from the press share their work.
Mab Jones (a “unique talent” - The Times)
Anna Saunders (“a poet who surely can do anything” - The North)
Jennie Farley (“a master storyteller”- Hilda Sheehan)
Bethany W. Pope (“deeply sensitive and wildly imaginative” - Media Mentions)
COME AND MEET US!! The Playhouse, Cheltenham 47-53 Bath Road, GL53 7 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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BIG LIT: The Stewartry’s very own BOOK Festival – four days of jam-packed literary events.
Once again we are hosting some of the finest writers, musicians and performers both local and national, headlining the gloriously funny John Hegley, who will entertain both the young ( three schools at Gatehouse Primary) and young at heart with his show PEACE LOVE AND POTATOES making its debut appearance in Scotland . BOOKING FAST. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.
Well kent charismatic broadcaster and performer Billy Kay will explore the Scottish Diaspora and its influence on wine! With optional wine to follow!
WagTongues is back. Southlight is back with opportunities for writers to strut their stuff.
Quiche and Quills is back - free events every lunchtime in Franca Bruno’s shop.
There’s music (ancient and modern), prose (historical, mythical and biographical), poetry (political, lyrical and personal), a horrid literary murder for you to solve at Cream o’Galloway (gory, gruesome and grisly), installation, heritage, text based art-work, exhibition, installation, and a timely Scottish PEN event featuring exiled Bafta award winning Palestinian poet Ghazi Hussein who has found refuge from torture in Scotland.
And there’s BIG LIT young people’s strand too offering something for all ages - from literary drumming and daft poyems to games, crafts and madcap story telling with local favourites Renita Boyle and Chik Duncan.
Many events are free - others are as cheap as chips. Come and join the BIG LIT Party. Tickets are on sale NOW and booking is starting to fly.
Tell your friends. Spread the good news. Do hope we’ll see you in Gatehouse at the end of the week and over next weekend.
This year we are running a FREE Youth Theatre during the Easter and Summer holidays in our Carlisle studio for children and young people with learning disabilities (10-19yrs).
Based at our workshops in the centre of Carlisle, you will help to make a theatre production by developing a story, making puppets and creating costumes. You will perform the production as part of the Carlisle Pageant on 26th Aug.
Interested? Come to our Open Day to meet the team and find out more so you can decide if this opportunity is for you.
Saturday 18th March, 10-11am or 11.30am-12.30pm, booking is essential.
Youth Theatre Dates
Easter School Dates:
April – Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Tue 18th, Wed 19th. 10am-3pm
Saturday Morning Workshops:
May – 6th, 13th, 20th, June – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, July – 1st, 8th, 15th (all Saturdays) 10am – 12noon
Summer School Dates:
August – Mon 21st, Tue 22nd, Wed 23rd, Thur 24th, Fri 25th, Sat 26th.
10am – 3pm
We recommend coming to all of the dates, but we understand that this is not always possible. Please let us know if there is any dates you can not attend.
Location: Prism Arts, Business Interaction Centre, 4/5 Paternoster Row, CA3 8TT
This opportunity is limited to 12 people. Booking is essential.
For more information or to book a place on the open day and Youth Theatre please contact us:
Phone – 01228 888630
Email – email@example.com
On March 28th 2017, the DPRTE arms fair will return to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff for the third time. Join a day of action against the arms fair on 28 March, and show the arms industry there’s no welcome for it in Wales!
DPRTE brings together all parts of the arms industry, networking small companies with some of the world’s largest arms companies. Major arms dealers such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Boeing- whose weapons have been used to crush pro-democracy movements around the world, and to commit serious human rights abuses- will be coming to the Motorpoint Arena, looking for new business partners and suppliers for their deadly trade. In 2016, huge protests and a successful day of action caused havoc for the DPRTE arms fair. You can read more about it on the CAAT blog.
Cardiff activists are holding a meeting on Monday 27th February to discuss opposition to the fair- and a day of action has been called for the 28th March to challenge the fair itself. If you’d like to get involved, here’s how:
Can't make the meeting but want to get more involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get directly in touch with the organizers! Especially if you're part of a group who would like to support the actions, we'd love to hear from you.
Thanks, and best wishes,
CAAT Local Outreach Coordinator
This year's Poetry Book Fair will take place Saturday 17th September 2016 in London. More details soon.
A project featuring poets from Romania and the UK. Each poet submitted two poems on the subject of art and/or poetry (you can find these on the blogsite https://poetryartexchange.wordpress.com). They then wrote two more in response to the project. These, along with statements and discussions between poets, plus the original poems, will be developed in an online book to be published by Contemporary Literature Press, the online publishing house of the University of Bucharest (http://editura.mttlc.ro/) in spring 2017.
Undercurrents Gallery in London hosts the first in a series of exhibitions promoting this project. You are invited to the Opening Show on Friday 29th April 2016, between 7 and 11pm. The exhibition runs from 30th April to 25th May, open from 12 noon to 11pm seven days a week.
Undercurrents Gallery, The Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church St. London SE8 4RZ (http://undercurrentsgallery.tumblr.com/)
The second exhibition will take place in April and May of 2017 at Centrala Gallery, Digburth, Birmingham (http://centrala-space.org.uk/), a gallery presenting Central and Eastern European art and artists interested in the region).
For further information contact Steve Rushton at email@example.com