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October 2017

Wellington Festival: A Spectacular Evening of Award Winning Poetry

October 16, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Wellington Cricket Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, TF1 ,2BW
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Experience tales of love, life and loss, myth and mystery, as totally blind poet and writer, BJ Edwards performs a selection of poems from his recently published collection, Tesserae. Go into the green woods where the secrets lurk, watch the fool rant at the moon, Feel the fever of delirium, the pain of parting and the ecstasy of desire. Listen to the fire dance, hear the drum beat, and be immerse. Alison Brackenbury’s grandfather, Francis William Powell, was born in…

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Written Poetry and Poetry Slam Competition

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wrekin College Memorial Hall, Sutherland Road
Wellington, TF1 3BH United Kingdom
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Competitions will take place at the Wrekin College Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th October at 6.00pm. The evening will begin with the Poetry Slam and whilst the judges are deliberating winners this will allow for the children who enter the Poetry Competition to perform their work. Prizes will be given out on the evening by the Mayor of Wellington. Peggie Harrison Poetry Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize Written Classes Class 1 – 5 – 7 Years- ‘Your Favourite Toy’ £10…

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Graham Clifford and Gareth Barsby

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Swan Hotel, 106 Watling Street
Wellington, TF1 2NH
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Graham Clifford is a prize-winning poet, with two collections published by Seren. He has been highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize; translated into Romanian and German; has performed at the Aldburgh, Bridport, Hay and T-Junction festivals among others; published nationally and internationally as well as having had poems chiselled onto paving slabs in Walthamstow with his daughters and partner where he works as a head teacher. Graham’s poetry and performance never fails to captivate. At once touching, humorous and…

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Lucy Corbett Pop Poetry

October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TCAT, Haybridge Road
Wellington, TF1 2NP
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Lucy Corbett - Pop Poetry: Stage vs Screen Poet, filmmaker and performer Lucy Corbett presents a showcase of her thoughtful but energetic performance poetry, interspersed with screenings of short poetry films. Cheltenham Poetry Slam finalist Lucy writes and performs regularly in Cardiff, London and the Midlands, and she has two poetry films currently shortlisted for awards at film festivals in the UK and America. Her performance poetry is a blend of whimsical storytelling, upbeat humour and cutting satire. "Ebullient and…

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Poems and Pints

October 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cock Hotel (Old Wrekin Tap), 148 Holyhead Road
Wellington, TF1 2DL United Kingdom
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Published Author and Poet - Tony Stringfellow - hosts this informal celebration in all its forms. This is an evening where you can read your own poems, your favourites by others or simply listen to what's being read. A very relaxed gathering of writers, readers and listeners down the pub. Powered by Eventbrite

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Lesley Smith ‘Witches of Manningtree’ & Poet -Jan Watts

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wrekin College Centenary Theatre, Sutherland Road
Wellington, TF1 3BH United Kingdom
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This really will be an evening to remember with the always popular Lesley Smith (who returns to the Festival yet again due to popular demand) and the always entertaining Jan Watts. Come and have fun with Jan Watts, former Birmingham Poet Laureate with her feet firmly on the ground. Jan is ready to share her work, from poetry about raising a five year old as a grandparent to extracts from her hilarious novel Benches. Always busy, somehow she is just…

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May 2018

Lucy Corbett Poetry Workshop

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Poet and performer Lucy Corbett invites you to join her for a fun and inclusive poetry and performance workshop. Attendees will write and develop their own poems, and work on some performance poetry techniques and styles. Performing your work isn't mandatory but this will be a friendly and supportive environment to play with words and ideas. No experience necessary - playfulness and creativity encouraged! Book Your Place!

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