Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), poet Benjamin Zephaniah, comedian, broadcaster and writer Michael Palin, poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, Chris Difford(Squeeze), US poet Jericho Brown and comedian Miles Jupp are among the new poets, musicians and poetry lovers from around the world announced for Ledbury Poetry Festival 2018 (29 June – 8 July), as the full programme is released today Thursday 10 May.
As festival season warms up, Paul Henry and Brian Briggs will be touring The Glass Aisle across the country, and Paul Henry will be making some solo appearances too. Hope to see you at some of these...
Caught by the River presents The Glass Aisle (Brian Briggs & Paul Henry) and Lomond Campbell The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1 Monday 9 April 2018, from 7pm Tickets £7 Buy Here We are delighted to announce the first London gig for Brian Briggs (Stornoway) & Paul Henry's The Glass Aisle, courtesy of our … Continue reading Now booking: Caught By The River presents The Glass Aisle at The Social, London – 9 April
In 2017 singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (Stornoway) & award-winning poet Paul Henry toured the UK with their astonishing collaboration of poetry and songs, The Glass Aisle. From the university chambers of Oxford Literary Festival, to the warm glow of the Caught By The River stage at The Good Life Experience (pictured), to the rainy Italianate village of … Continue reading The Glass Aisle 2018: an album, a poetry collection, a tour
Application deadline: Friday 20 October 2017 Ledbury Poetry Festival in collaboration with award-winning poets Sandeep Parmar and Sarah Howe have launched a new mentoring programme to encourage diversity in poetry reviewing culture, aimed at supporting emerging critical voices: Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics. In the past decade, publishing and mentorship schemes targeting BAME poets and writers, … Continue reading Press Release: Ledbury Poetry Festival, Sandeep Parmar and Sarah Howe launch new mentoring scheme to tackle ‘predominantly white critical culture’ in poetry: Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics
Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017: Paddy Ashdown, Richard Dawkins, Simon Armitage, Bejan Matur join all-star cast ‘from all over the world’ to celebrate 21 years of the UK’s biggest poetry festival 30 June – 9 July 2017 http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk
Ledbury Poetry Festival shines a light on second poetry collections with new £5000 prize: The Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize.
2017 has started apace, bringing a whole new year of bold, exciting book publications, festivals and events into view. I'm very excited about the projects I'll be working on this year and it's a thrill to start it with this special book. Next week Sunday Times top ten bestselling author Mandasue Heller will publish her greatly anticipated 15th book and … Continue reading Mandasue Heller blog tour & live tour announced
Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017: The UK’s biggest poetry festival celebrates its 21st anniversary by taking a dazzling programme of events to the streets 30 June – 9 July 2017 http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk ‘A rare and genuine joining of place, poetry and people’ Carol Ann Duffy In 2017, Ledbury Poetry Festival, the UK’s original, biggest and much-loved poetry … Continue reading Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017 announces 21st anniversary celebrations
Picador presents CELEBRATING POETRY AND COMMUNITY WITH THE LAUREATE AND FRIENDS with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson with special guest poets 19 JUNE 2016 - 2 JULY 2016 Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold, original voice and one of Britain’s best-loved poets since the publication of Standing Female Nude … Continue reading Shore to Shore Tour: Celebrating Poetry & Community with the Laureate and Friends
CAN I SAY Living Large, Cheating Death and Drums, Drums, Drums TRAVIS BARKER with Gavin Edwards UK Publication: 5 November 2015 (US publication 20 October 2015) £20 Hardback and Ebook, William Morrow Pre-order here Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane … Continue reading Press Release: Blink-182’s Travis Barker’s publishes memoir Can I Say this autumn
FOR THE LOVE OF BLAKE Authors including Deborah Levy, SJ Watson and George Szirtes gather at Waterstones Piccadilly to save William Blake’s Sussex cottage Saturday 19 September 2015, 7pm-8.30pm, Waterstones Piccadilly Tickets £10 in advance (£6 students) including a glass of wine On the evening of Saturday 19 September 2015, leading lights of the literary community … Continue reading For The Love Of Blake: London fundraiser for Blake’s cottage Saturday 19th September 2015, 7pm
Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald Published 13 August 2015, HarperCollins 360, £16.99 Hardback Order now Praise for Dylan Goes Electric! 'It is a great work of scholarship, brimming with insight – among the best music books I have ever read'. John Harris, The Guardian 'With...Wald's unswervingly measured tone, … Continue reading Press Release: Dylan Goes Electric! by Elijah Wald published to mark 50th anniversary of Newport Folk Festival 1965