Tears in the Fence Festival 2018, 14th-16th September, Stourpaine / Hidden Connections / Bookings and tickets available here.
Poetry at Pembroke, a series of poetry readings taking place throughout Hilary term. The series has been organised by Peter King, Lecturer in Philosophy at Pembroke. Performances take place every Monday evening at 6pm between 15th January – 5th March. Check our events page for further listings. To find out more please contact Peter King.
‘Who We Are/ 8 Stories about Migration‘ book launch, Saturday 20th January 2018, at 2pm. The book is a collection of poetry, photography, drawings, journal notes, animation, printed by Emma Evans, UoG, Pittvill Press.
The event is free and will take place on Saturday 20th January 2018, at 2pm.
The Walled Garden Room at Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Tears in the Fence Festival, 15th – 17th September 2017 / The Politics of Engagement
The Festival’s theme is the politics of engagement. We shall be recalling and discussing the impact of Barry MacSweeney and Irina Ratushinskaya, both of whom read twice at our Festivals in the 1990s. At this time of extreme global political upheaval, our Festival aims to explore the lived experience of repression, austerity measures, migration, censorship and radical poetry.
Amongst the confirmed participants, so far, are Melisande Fitzsimons, Clive Gresswell, Sophie Herxheimer, Ric Hool, Norman Jope, Zibahoo Karbassi, Camilla Nelson, Kate Noakes, Luke Roberts, Steve Spence, Maria Stadnicka.
Stroud’s Politics Kitchen presents a musical experience showcasing a new and exciting political paradigm whose time has come – the Politics of the Heart. This is Politics that recognises that we have more in common than that which divides – a more intelligent, courageous and compassionate politics.
The event, on 11th February 2017 at 19.30 – The Subscription Rooms Stroud, features music from the sensational Bristol-based Spiro who are described as “World Music that speaks directly to the soul” – this is a truly unmissable event.
“This is soulful, passionate music, and I love it”, says Peter Gabriel, speaking of Spiro (see links below). If there were a ‘Stroud Sound’, Spiro would surely be it.
They are supported by Jennifer Maidman Music, stellar singer-songwriter and ex-member of the legendary Penguin Café Orchestra, 1984–2007.
Spiro are also supported by Hattie Briggs another wonderful singer-songwriter, inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor Hattie recorded her debut album, ‘Red and Gold’ with Peter Waterman (Joss Stone/Uriah Heep/Emma Ballantine), as was her second album, ‘Young Runaway’, in 2016.
The event is supported by and features poetry readings with Maria Stadnicka, Gabriel Millar and JoJo Mehta.
Tickets available at Stroud Subscription Rooms: http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk/whats-on/politics-of-the-heart-with-spiro/
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