Competition event with Pascale Petit, music from Arian Sadr: 12 May 2018

Please come along to our annual competition event where judge Pascale Petit will announce the winners who will read their winning poems. Pascale will also do a reading of her own work. The venue is the Whitworth Art Gallery, time 2.30-4.00.


Photo credit: Derek Adams

Pascale Petit’s seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017), was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Her sixth, Fauverie, was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and five poems from it won the Manchester Poetry Prize. She has had three collections selected as Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, Independent and Observer and in 2015 she received a Cholmondeley Award.

Arian Sadr

Arian Sadr is so enthusiastic and interested in music since childhood particularly keen to learn Persian percussions. His world mesmerised by his talent & Music passionate. Some thing which he carried forward for so many years. He started learning Tonbak (Persian goblet drum) and Daf (a circular frame drum) since he was seven . He moved to England to study in music and music production in 2003. By this time he also became interested in a variety style of music that could influence him to create his own original fusion style. Apart from being a successful percussionist he is a songwriter, composer and producer. He has played as a solo artist as well as cooperating with the other musicians in many concerts and charity events. His performances include the ‘Musicians Without Borders’ at End Sexual Violence in Conflict Event, ExCel project in London funded by the Home Office, performed with musicians from BBC Philharmonic a special performance tocelebrateBBC Music Day (live on BBC Radio 3 in 2015),Manchester Imperial War Museum as Part of Asia Triennial, International Root Orchestra and also collaboration with “Kabantu” at Royal Northern College Of Music Manchester, an extraordinary performance at “Tea&Zen 2013″ event at Worldwide IBPS Fo Guang Shan Temple,, Collaboration with Matthew Herbert at Sarah Walker’s BBC ARTS Show in Edinburgh Festival as part of the New European Songbook,  BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018 and many other overwhelming organisations in the U.K.




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