Friday, May 09, 2008

Chorlton Arts Festival

The Chorlton Arts Festival starts on Friday 16th May 2008. Here are the poetry events:

Friday 16th May
7.30pm, £2/£1
Chorlton Library
Manchester Road
0161 881 3179

Manky Poets with Janet Fisher

Janet Fisher has been co-director of The Poetry Business in Huddersfield for almost 20 years. She is a remarkable poet, who has had two full collections published: ‘Listening to Dancing’, and ‘Women Who Dye Their Hair’. The evening will also include intros and music from copland smith and an opportunity for floor poets to read their work.

‘Her poems illuminate small moments between people, passing threads of conversation, and make of them something resonant and universal.’ – Maura Dooley

Sat 17th May

Children's Event
1–3.30pm, Free
St Clement’s Church Youth Centre
Edge Lane, 0161 881 3063

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT:Young Linespinners Poetry Workshops

Learn to draft and craft your own poems in these workshops for young people from Years 5–7, and Year 8 upwards. Release your creativity, explore new ways of expressing yourselves and have fun in the process. In the final event of the afternoon you will have the opportunity to read your poems to a wider audience, and to enjoy the work of our guest poets. Parents – drop your kids off and have a wander round the craft market.

Poetry Readings
8pm, Free
The Lloyds Hotel (Upstairs)
617 Wilbraham Road, 0161 862 6990

Chorlton Arts Festival Celebration of Poetry

An evening of readings from Mark Abraham, R H Barnes, Lisa Jones, Andy N, Helen Tookey and others. This extra special night combines our annual celebration of local poetry with the publication of the first Chorlton Arts Festival book, featuring poems submitted for last year’s event. Get there early to be sure of a seat.

Sunday 18th May
8pm, £3/£2
St John’s Parish Centre
High Lane, 0161 881 3558

Manchester Irish Writers

Stories, poetry and music from the Emerald Isle. Sure to warm the cockles of your heart.

Tuesday 20th May
8pm, Free
The Lloyds Hotel (Upstairs)
617 Wilbraham Road, 0161 862 6990

Stand Up Poetry presents ‘Mouthy’

Wit and words with a dash of razor sharp, cutting sark and gob jobs!

Thurs 22nd May
8pm, Free
The Lloyds hotel (upstairs)
617 Wilbraham Road, 0161 862 6990

Poetry Night: Julian Daniel and Mike Garry present Writing and Performing Tips

Mike Garry and Julian Daniel will be passing on their writing and performance tips and sharing their experiences of getting their work published. There will also be a Q&A session. Mike Garry is Manchester’s premier performance poet, his most recent book of verse being ‘Mancunian Meander.’
Julian Daniel is a comedian, comic poet and co-author of ‘How To Dump Your Girlfriend’. He has been described as ‘Fast becoming a Manchester icon’ (Write out Loud) and ‘Manchester’s favourite comic writer’ (DXN). Neither statement can be scientifically proven.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw 'Mouthy' last night, it ROCKED! More please. Soon.