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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Poetry

Go public with your poetry about working for the people

Public sector professionals past and present who have a passion for poetry can share their work stories with a new writing research project. Public Sector Poetry is for people working in – or retired from – education, health and social care...

Poet laureate reopens library that survived council cuts and Covid

The Poet Laureate Simon Armitage gave a reading of his work at Abington Community Library today to mark its official reopening. The event was streamed live due to Covid restrictions and featured a selection of his poems touching on subjects...

New Writers Nights: How to make a happening happen

A study commissioned by an online casino in March last year revealed the top 10 topics for conversations in pubs, writes Dan McGarry. For those of you that remember the iconic scene in Trainspotting; “Whet are yous talken...

Earl Spencer travels Europe with Boris Johnson and other stories from Althorp Literary Festival

Shirley Jones' uniquely forensic reflections on the Northamptonshire literary festival which gives us grandeur relaxed... How can anybody fit into this?  A thought commonly held of living in small spaces, but which occurred to me  when visiting Althorp for its...

Local poets searching for the write stuff

Northamptonshire is known to be very much a music county, but it has been home to many a poetry event over the years, writes Tre Ventour. From Rumour Quill’s ‘One Night Stanza’ to Soul Food Poetry’s Knock Knock; from Raising...

How to be the Bard of Northampton

When the Bardic Picnic at Becket's Park is over Northampton will once again have a new Bard. The contenders will have been through three rounds of performance or poetry, making their case to take on the role. Finally a combination of...

Some cultural highlights ahead

Tre Ventour looks at some of the stand out cultural events coming up... Cinema – Errol Flynn (April – May) There is no shortage of greatness to hit the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. I’m sure their motto is quality not quantity....
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