Category Archives: poetry

Behind the scenes at Poet in the City

Royal Holloway student Charlotte Cole on her experience of coming back stage and getting involved in the workings of a busy two weeks of events…. When I came to King’s Place for the first day of my work experience with … Continue reading

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Spoken Word in the City

Alia Cassam on Spoken Word moments, and why a pop-up Bowler Hat is the perfect place for a poetry performance… My spoken word ‘moment’ happened some years ago, on an uneventful afternoon – television on, feeling absentminded and only half-watching … Continue reading

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A Soldier and a Maker – radio drama pays tribute to Ivor Gurney

‘A Soldier and a Maker’ – BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3, 22:00-23:30, 29th June BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting ‘A Soldier and a Maker’ on 29th June, based on the music, poetry and letters of Ivor Gurney. Poet … Continue reading

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June Drop-In: Living on an Island

Poet in the City volunteer Julian Frazer found himself on an inner-city island of poetry at this month’s Drop-In… On June 3rd, Waterstones Piccadilly was overrun with poets young and old who came together to read on the subject of … Continue reading

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Longships and poetic treasures – Poet in the City gets to grips with the Vikings….

Ingrid Leonard discovers the Vikings ahead of our Viking Sagas event this week. Visitors prepared to devote more time than a quick whirl round ‘The Vikings: Life and Legend’ exhibition at the British Museum can expect both an education and … Continue reading

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Andrew Motion and Friends; a night of Bloomsbury poets

Bloomsbury Hotel, London, 22nd May 2014 Andrew Motion and Jo Shapcott choose their friends well. Or maybe there’s something in the air at Royal Holloway that allows creative talent to flourish, because Karen McCarthy Woolf, Will Searle, Lydia Macpherson and … Continue reading

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Chaucer in the Cathedral

Aisha Farr reviews Chaucer: Modern Echoes, which took place on Thursday 10th April, 2014 at Southwark Cathedral…. As Southwark Cathedral filled up with Geoffrey Chaucer’s present-day pilgrims, I stood at the back of the building and absently recalled the prologue … Continue reading

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Wodehouse: a family affair

We had a wondeful night on Monday April 14th at Kings Place when we celebrated the poetry and songs of the great PG Wodehouse. Grand pianos, bow ties and mutliple curtain calls – it was a brilliantly theatrical occassion which … Continue reading

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PG Wodehouse: Poetry & Songs

Poet in the City volunteer Janey Goulding has a chat with the PG Wodehouse Society’s Tony Ring ahead of our celebration of the lesser-known songs and poems of the great English humorist. When fans speak of PG Wodehouse, the phrase … Continue reading

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War Music – A Poetry Drop-In

Nick Eisen on the ground at Waterstones Piccadilly for the monthly poetry drop-in… War Music, the theme for April’s Poet In The City drop-in, drew a large and varied response from a well-attended evening. Hosted by poet in residence at … Continue reading

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