Events and performances

Beat This: some thoughts on Portsmouth, NH’s Beat Night

Beat This: some thoughts on Portsmouth, NH’s Beat Night

One of the things I wanted to do this summer was visit more literary events in Portsmouth, NH. So a couple of weeks ago I went to Beat Night for the first time, at its new and possibly temporary home at 3S Artspace. As soon as I walked in (late), I knew it wasn’t the(…)

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Is it Friday again already? They do come up quickly. Time for my weekly blog post then! This is a new resolution: to make time for at least a quick update on a Friday, if I haven’t managed anything in the rest of the week. Here goes. I’ve had several different things going on this(…)

Poetry, Poetry Everywhere

Poetry, Poetry Everywhere

I had a busy week last week – beside the end-of-semester madness building at Winchester Uni, I also had three other poetry things on from Wednesday to Saturday. It was poetry, poetry, poetry, and I had a great time.   Last Wednesday I was one of the judges for the Hampshire final of Poetry by(…)

Flame Fever!

Tomorrow (11th July) is Winchester’s big Olympic day: the torch is coming to town. We’re no strangers to flaming torches here. On Bonfire Night we wave thousands of them and generally do our best to burn down the High Street: As this time there’s only one torch and plenty of us to tackle any accidents,(…)

December Poetry events – Winchester and Southampton

Tis the season to get out and share a love of poetry and spoken word – at least it is at the moment in Winchester and Southampton, where there are several high-quality events coming up before Christmas. Here they are, and I hope that you’ll come and share the seasonal spirit: Poetry Platform at the Railway(…)