This month’s ‘LIVEwire’ column follows on from a discussion in Roaring 20s Radio episode two, and looks at the joy of listening to poetry on vinyl – which as you know features two massive Nymphs & Thugs releases. You can read it here.
Our first regional shows in Manchester and Bristol were two of the best events that we’ve ever run, and I’ve no doubt that Birmingham will be just as good. After a showcase in 2018, we’re returning to Verve Poetry Festival – and this time it’s at the Hippodrome. Tickets are on sale here.Continue reading “LIVEwire Birmingham | Salena Godden & Co. on 22 Feb”
We’re pulling no punches with our first event of the roaring ’20s, as we return to Hyde Park Book Club for the third of our Leeds residency dates. Our special guests for this one are Louise Fazackerley and Evrah Rose, plus we’ll have open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.Continue reading “LIVEwire Leeds No.3 | Louise Fazackerley & Co. on 5 Feb”
On the back of a General Election disaster immediately followed by the festive period, his month’s ‘LIVEwire’ column looks at poetry’s power when it comes to self-care and mental well-being. You can read it here.
What a year it’s been for our ‘LIVEwire’ events. We’ve been building them up for nearly 3 years now, and I’m proper chuffed to present our class of 2019. These are all of the poets who’ve performed at one of our events this year.
It’s mad to think that we didn’t actually start until August. All of the time until that point had involved planning behind-the-scenes. We ran our ‘LIVEwire Salon’ at Byline Festival over August bank holiday; launched our biggest ever series of ‘LIVEwire’ events in Manchester in September; and also co-hosted a Día de los Muertos party in London on 1 November.
Huge thanks to everybody that performed at, attended, shared and worked at one of these events. And also to Arts Council England for co-funding the series that we launched in September. Can’t wait to see what happens in 2020…Continue reading “Nymphs & Thugs ‘LIVEwire’; Class of 2019”