Contact Stanza rep for details.
In 2012, our supporters raised over £500 for Tongues&Grooves’ work in the community. Thank you if you were a contributor. This year we hope you can support us as we plan for our 10th Anniversary! To find out more please join us at our Supporters’ Annual Meeting on Friday 19th April, 7.30pm on the Upper Deck of the Bridge Tavern, Old Portsmouth. Following the meeting there’ll be entertainment from Janet Ayers, plus a short reading from This Island City - Portsmouth in Poetry.
Our 10th Anniversary celebrations include a Poetry Promenade, a National Poetry Competition and a Poetry and Music Festival at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth in November. Festival guests so far are Neil Astley of Bloodaxe Publishers, poets Robyn Bolam, Wendy French, John Haynes, Stephanie Norgate, and John Agard (tbc).
Tongues&Grooves is pleased to announce its tenth anniversary poetry competition with top prizes of £250, £125 and £75!
A further seven £20 prizes will be awarded to poets from the Portsmouth postal area. Competition judges are Wendy French and Jane Kirwan; and the closing date for entries is 30 September 2013. Any profits made will help fund Tongues&Grooves’ work in the community. All winners will be invited to read at our anniversary event at The Square Tower.
Sunday 28 April
The Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney
Locals Evening including Creative Writing Students from Portsmouth University. Music with NATALIE GUNN and RHYS EVANS.
Sunday 26th May, RMA Tavern, Eastney
Anne-Marie Fyfe (Organiser of London's Troubadour Poetry Cafe) and The Hanging Tree Band.
Tuesday 25 June, various locations in Albert Road, Southsea
Poetry Promenade, In partnership with Portsmouth Festivities and The Kings Theatre
Sunday 30 June, RMA Tavern, Eastney
projectadorno featuring Praveen on vocals, guitar, keyboard, programming & samples, and Russell on vocals, megaphone & moves.
www.projectadorno.net (In partnership with Portsmouth Festivities)
Sunday 29 September, RMA Tavern, Eastney
John Haynes and Myra Schneider
Sunday 27 October, RMA Tavern, Eastney
Maggie Sawkins, with The Sweet Believers
Saturday 9 November
Festival and Concert, The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth
Keynote Speaker: Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Publishers)
Event sponsored by Portsmouth City Council
Full details of events: www.tongues-and-grooves.org.uk
The Southampton Stanza meets on the second Wednesday of every month, in the Art House Cafe at Above Bar, Southampton. We discuss poems that each of us bring to the meeting, so it's more 'workshop' than 'appreciation'. We are a small, friendly group, and welcome new members.