Tag Archives: Poets & Players

Liz Berry, Rishi Dastidar, Natalie Rees with music from Arian Sadr: 19 March 2022

Please join us on Saturday 19 March, 2.30-4.00 at the Whitworth Art Gallery for a wonderful line-up of poets and musicians. You will find all the information you need regarding visiting the Gallery on the Whitworth’s website here. The event … Continue reading

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Jo Bell, Evan Jones, Rob Miles with music from Chris Davis & Conference of the Birds: 12 February 2022

We are happy to be returning to the Whitworth Art Gallery on Saturday 12 February (2.30-4.00) after such a long absence and hope you will be able to join us for a wonderful line-up of poets and musicians. You will … Continue reading

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Competition 2022: Judge Kim Moore

The 2022 Competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and also to everyone who shared. Winners will be contacted by 4 April 2022.     We are pleased to announce the 10th poetry competition run by Poets … Continue reading

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Mimi Khalvati, Joe Dunthorne and Lauren Garland with music from Ask My Bull: 23 November 2019

This free event is part of the Carcanet 50th anniversary celebrations. It is at the Whitworth Art Gallery at 2.30-4.00. Everyone welcome Mimi Khalvati Mimi Khalvati has published eight collections with Carcanet Press, including The Meanest Flower, shortlisted for the … Continue reading

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Jamie McKendrick, Rebecca Goss & music from Li Lu : 12 October 2019

Our annual collaboration with Manchester Literature Festival at the Whitworth Art Gallery, 2.30-4.00. Everyone welcome, this event is free, but booking advisable to avoid disappointment: http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/rebecca-goss-jamie-mckendrick-li-lu-38915 Jamie McKendrick Jamie McKendrick is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The … Continue reading

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Competition Winners’ Poems & Videos 2019

The competition winners selected by Kei Miller First Prize: ‘Happiness’ by Kathryn Bevis Second Prize: ‘Night in Black and Gold’  by Lauren Garland Third Prize: ‘The Wonder’ by Anna Kisby Honourable Mentions (in alphabetical order) ’Brother Lawrence explains his coming … Continue reading

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Reimagining the City: a commission by Mona Arshi, Will Harris, Maryam Hessavi & Degna Stone

Earlier this year Poets & Players commissioned Mona Arshi, Maryam Hessavi, Will Harris and Degna Stone to write a poem based on the topic ‘Reimagining the City’. The poets were given free reign to interpret this in any way they … 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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John Glenday, Ben Wilkinson, Keshia Starrett with music from Chris Davies and Andrew Mucha: 15 September 2018

Free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester all welcome, Saturday 15 September, 2.30-4.00. John Glenday John Glenday is the author of four poetry collections. The Apple Ghost (Peterloo Poets 1989) won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and Undark, … Continue reading

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P&P commission: Helen Mort

The following poem was commissioned by Poets & Players on the theme of ‘No Boundaries’ (inspired by ACE’s initiative of the same name): Bartek the wire pulls taut the wire is a single thought the wire is a line in … Continue reading

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