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Sheffield 18th - 24th May 2015

South Yorkshire Poetry Festival
Monday 18 May - Sunday 24 May 2015

The South Yorkshire Poetry Festival is a week-long programme of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, culminating in performances at the Showroom Workstation from award-winning artists including Kei Miller, Liz Berry, Patience Agbabi, Claire Pollard and Barnsley�s own Ian McMillan. The South Yorkshire Poetry Festival follows two successful Sheffield Poetry Festivals in 2011 and 2013 which showcased work by local writers and established poets from the UK and Ireland. This year, we�ve extended the scope of the festival to reflect the wealth of poetry events going on across the region. 
We are pleased to support a wide range of readings, performances, open mics, workshops and poetry walks across South Yorkshire, from a ROMP at The Bridge Inn to a journey down the Mexborough canal. We hope that the festival will be a meeting of poetry communities, writers' groups and national voices, and a springboard for future festivals and literature events throughout South Yorkshire.
Full programme and booking details: 
http://southyorkshirepoetryfestival.com/programme
Teddington 21st May 2015

Liz Lochhead.  Somethings Old, Somethings New  the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington

From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Scotland�s Makar, Liz Lochhead, presents a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems, monologues and music accompanied by the soulful sax of Steve Kettley. An intoxicating mix of some of her best work from the past 45 years.

'brilliant, raucous and scabrously funny' Sunday Times

Thursday 21 May.  Doors and bar open 7.15pm.  Performance starts 8.00pm

Tickets:  �13 / �12 concs / �11 Landmark Arts Centre members

Box Office:  020 8977 7558 or http://www.landmarkartscentre.org/whats-on/music-dance-performing-arts.html#e150521

The centre has wheelchair access.  Any wheelchair users should telephone 020 8977 7558 in advance for advice on parking and seating at the event.

Lewes 21st May 2015

The Darling Bards of May! Open Mic Poetry with MC Ollie Wilson and special guest poet Rachel Pantechnicon. Legendary limerick competition. All welcome to read or to watch.

Thursday 21st May at 8.30pm

The Lewes Arms

1 Mount Place

Lewes

BN7 1YH

Admission �5/�4 conc & readers.

Cobalt, Ontario 21st - 23rd May 2015

Spring Pulse Poetry Festival www.springpulsepoetryfestival.com   the eighth annual poetry/arts event will be held from May 21 to May 23 in Cobalt Ontario. We continue to be pioneers in bringing Northern Ontario�s only poetry/arts festival to our literary community. Come experience the North's famous hospitality and  the best valued poetry festival in Canada where all  reading events are free. See website for details.

Preston 27th May 2015

KOROVA POETRY WED 27th MAY  7-30 pm

Our guest poet for May is Alan Dent who is going to be reading from his work and speaking about his long-running Preston based magazines: The Penniless Press and Mistress Quickly's bed.

Ezra Aharon, or simply "Ezra" is a poet and music producer from London with roots in rap and a love for double meanings and word play.

Vicky Lindsay is a musician and writer based in Preston.

 Address: Korova Arts Cafe & Bar, Charnley Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2UR. www.facebook.com/Korovapoetrypage

Preston 6th June 2015

6th June. North West launch of the new Grey Hen Chapbooks Shades of Meaning: poems about colours; Transitions: poems about the seasons and Outlook Variable: poems about weather. Readings by various contributors. Harris Central Library, Market St, Preston PR1 2PP.  3-4.30pm