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Commission ‘Reimagining the City’ with Mona Arshi, Will Harris, Maryam Hessavi, Degna Stone and music from Paula Darwish & Serpil Kılıç: 27 April 2019

Free poetry and music event at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 27 April 2019 (2.30-4.00). This is our annual commission event; four poets have been invited to participate in a poetry commission ‘Reimagining the City’: Mona Arshi Mona Arshi worked … Continue reading

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Workshop with John McAuliffe: 27 April 2019

Workshop with John McAuliife on Saturday 27 April 2019, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The fee is £20. Participants are invited to bring along a poem to share with John and the group for feedback (please bring 15 … Continue reading

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Jacob Polley, Phoebe Power & Amy McCauley with music from Rachael Gladwin: 23 March 2019

Free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery. All welcome. Jacob Polley Jacob Polley was born and grew up in Cumbria. He has published four books of poems with Picador, winning the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for his fourth, … Continue reading

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Workshop with Mark Pajak: 23 March 2019

Workshop with Mark Pajak on Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The fee is £20. Please email davidborrott@btinternet.com to confirm a place. Once your place has been confirmed payment can be made by cheque or … Continue reading

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Workshop with Daljit Nagra: 23 February 2019

Workshop with Daljit Nagra on Saturday 23 February 2019, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The fee is £20. Please email davidborrott@btinternet.com to confirm a place. Once your place has been confirmed payment can be made by cheque or … Continue reading

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Competition 2019

OUR 2019 COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED.  WINNERS WILL BE INFORMED BY 2 MAY 2019.         We are pleased to announce the 7th poetry competition run by Poets & Players, one of Manchester’s … Continue reading

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Lavinia Greenlaw and Daljit Nagra with music from Blind Monk: 23 February 2019

Free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery. All welcome. Lavinia Greenlaw Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London, where she has lived for most of her life. Her teenage years were spent in a village in Essex. She has published five … Continue reading

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Colette Bryce, Kit Fan and Martin Kratz, with music from the Kell Wind Trio: 19 January 2019

Free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery. All welcome. Colette Bryce Colette Bryce is the author of four collections with Picador. Her latest, The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), which draws on her experience of growing up in Derry during … Continue reading

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Workshop with Colette Bryce: 19 January 2019

Workshop with Colette Bryce on Saturday 19 January 2019, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The fee is £20, please email davidborrott@btinternet.com for details of how to pay. Participants will be invited to submit a poem to Colette before … Continue reading

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Migrations Commission: new work from Sophie Herxheimer, Kapka Kassabova & Tariq Latif

Sophie Herxheimer For Gulwali Passarlay Small Gulwali hadn’t seen the sea, though gulls hijacked his name. He’d learned to shepherd in the snows of home, bossing his aunties: cover your heads for shame! Set out a fledgeling fundamentalist, till harsh … Continue reading

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