Swindon goes poetry potty.

The Swindon Festival of Poetry is underway.

©calyx_Pictures_poetry fest_5654With a launch in the Central Library reading area Matt Holland and Hilda Sheehan launched the second Festival of Poetry.©calyx_Pictures_poetry fest_5597





Here is a listing of the events:

Friday 4th October.

10.30 am onwards The Platform – Poetry Surgeries with Angela France

11am – 6pm The Platform – Up the Junctions! – M4 corridor poetry today with Natalie Holborrow, Stephen Payne, Carrie Etter, Susan Utting, Josephine Corcoran, Edward Mackay and many more!

Main Event

7.30pm Wyvern Theatre – Roger McGough

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Saturday 5th October

10am – 12 noon A Vintage Bus – Vintage Bus Tour – the joys of Swindon

11am – 11.30am Central Library – Poetry Rhyme Time with Hilda Sheehan

12.30pm – 1.30pm Richard Jefferies House – A Wood Magic Story Walk

4pm – 5pm Arts Centre Studio – Having a cake with You and Angela Kirby

6pm – 7pm Landing Gallery, Arts Centre – The Son of a Shoemaker with Linda Black

7.30pm Arts Centre – Alice Oswald and Battered Moons £10 (£8 concs.)

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Sunday 6th October

10am – 12.30pm Arts Centre Studio – Working with Collage – a workshop with Linda Black

1pm – 2pm Richard Jefferies Museum, Coate – Spiritual Poetry with Katherine T Owen

1.30pm – 2.30pm Broadgreen Community Centre – Bardwell O’Neill are Game!

2pm Arts Centre – Byron Beloved

4pm – 5pm Arts Centre Studio – Considering Kipling

7.30pm Arts Centre – Festival Finale with Kim Moore, Claire Trevien, The Very Grimm Brothers & Elvis McGonagall.

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Gallery of the launch: