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Tuesday 7 September : Online launch of Wet Grain Magazine

Michael Thomas will be reading at the online launch of Wet Grain Magazine issue 2 (Glasgow), 7pm.

Free event.

Register via Eventbrite…

Tuesday 14 September : ‘Virtual Voices’

‘Virtual Voices’ with Al Barz, Maggie Reed, Colin Wells, Ros Woolner & Brendan Hawthorne, 7.30-9pm, MC Simon Fletcher.

Join us for some great poetry and stories via the Zoom link…

Sunday 3 October : Launch of Tina Cole’s Forged

Michael Thomas will be reading at the launch of Tina Cole’s collection, Forged, 2–3.30pm at the Poetry Pharmacy, 36 High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5B.

Tickets £3 via Eventbrite…

Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination

Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination

September is the Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination.

For full details and to buy tickets go to: www.ironbridgefestival.co.uk

 

Saturday 11 : ’Kuli Kohli In Conversation’ 

with Simon Fletcher, her editor at Offa’s Press. Kuli will talk about her extraordinary life and read some pieces from her new poetry collection A Wonder Woman. Coalbrookdale Community Centre, 2 Wellington Road, Telford, TF8 7DX, 2-3pm. Tickets £5 to include refreshments.

Saturday 11 : ’Four Pamphleteers’

Nick Pearson, Marion Cockin, Mike Thomas & John Sewell share work from their ACE-funded pamphlets published during ‘lockdown 2020’ by Offa’s Press. MC SF. Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 4-5pm. Tickets £5

Sunday 12 : ’Haiku Surprise’

A lively performance of Japanese-style poetry and prose by Green Wood Haiku in the form of readings, music, drama and art at the Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 3-4pm. Tickets £5

Thursday 16 : ’Bingham & Woodall’ 

Join us for an hour of comic poetry and entertainment with two inimitable performers, at the historic brew-house, the All Nations Inn, 20, Coalport Road, Telford, TF7 5DP. 8-9pm. Free event.

Friday 17 : ’Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists’

Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger, Dave Pitt & the slam winner from 2020, Hannah Brockley. Poetry reading Maws Craft Centre, Ferry Road, Jackfield, TF8 7LS. 7.30-9pm. Tickets £7

Saturday 18 : ’Kuli Kohli & the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group’ 

(12-1pm) MC SF. The Anstice Building, Park Avenue, Madeley, Telford, TF7 5BB. Ticket £5 

Saturday 18 : ’In the Sticks’ 

Countryside poetry with Cherry Doyle & Simon Fletcher & guests at the Water Rat, 2.30-3.30pm. Tickets £5

Saturday 25 : ’Poetry Walk’ 

On the theme of nature, with Simon Fletcher & Cherry Doyle, starting from outside Madeley library. Suitable for families. Max numbers 12. Sign up at Madeley library. Free event. 11am-1pm.

Saturday 25 : ’Island Fusion’ 

Poetry Reading with Gracey Bee & Kenton Samuels, 2-3pm, Coalbrookdale Community Centre, 2 Wellington Road, Telford, TF8 7DX. Tickets £5 to include refreshments. MC SF

Saturday 25 : The Slam

This year ‘The Slam’ is Online with Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists: Emma Purshouse, Dave Pitt & Steve Pottinger. 8pm. Free event. How to join the audience for this will be made clear on the festival website.

Register here…

 

Sunday 26 : ’Poetry Writing Workshop’ 

With John Sewell & Simon Fletcher, 2-5pm, on the theme of ‘place’, in Ironbridge, starting and ending at the Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, with read-around in the garden at 4.30. Tickets £12. Max numbers 10.