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What's On

Sunday 10 October - All events at Winchester Discovery Centre

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

Exploring the Spectrum

The Colour of Poetry Workshop: Rebecca Goss

10.00am - 12 noon

Colour is all around us. It can shape our mood, evoke a memory, provide warning, or dazzle and delight. But how do we describe colour? How can it be explained and understood?

 

Using a variety of texts to inspire, this workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the language of colour to create new poems of all shades.

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£15.00 (places limited)

 

A Whole New Constellation

Writing for Wellbeing Workshop with Jon Sayers


12.15pm - 2:15pm

 

In this friendly and supportive writing workshop, we will be looking at poems by some of the poets who will be reading in this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival, and using their words as springboards for our own expressive and exploratory writing.During the workshop, we will try out a number of different journaling techniques and will be writing in prose unless, as sometimes happens, a poem happens to fall from the end of the pen. No previous writing experience is necessary.Please bring a pen and paper, an open mind and be ready to take part in a shared journey of discovery.

 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but places must be reserved

Close Reading

 with Aviva Dautch


1.00pm - 1:25pm

 

Poet, mentor and broadcaster Aviva Dautch shares the poem ‘The New Colossus’ by Emma Lazarus, the poem mounted on The Statue of Liberty.

This close reading will explore the resilience and malleability of the sonnet form, and Lazarus’s influences and intentions, as well as asking what it means to write a political poem.  

Copies of the poem will be handed out to attendees
. 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but places must be booked

Poets in Residence

In conversation

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Hampshire Poet Kathryn Bevis, Bristol Poet Caleb Parkin and Winchester's very own Poet on the High Street, Jonny Fluffypunk, discuss their different experiences of taking on a poet in residence role and well as sharing some of the work that they have written during their tenures.

Find out about the groups the poets have worked with and the magic and poetry that has resulted through using poetry to inspire and delight.

In association with Hampshire Cultural Trust

 


 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but tickets should be booked

Ambassadors Showcase

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Introducing April Egan, Kaycee Hill and Eve Wright.

 

Three of the region’s best young poets have been mentored for the last year as part of our Poetry Ambassadors scheme, co-ordinated by ArtfulScribe and the University of Southampton. Come and hear them perform their work alongside their mentors Romalyn Ante, Aviva Dautch, and Caleb Parkin, and help celebrate the launch of their new chapbook, published by Broken Sleep Books. 

 

This event is presented in association with ArtfulScribe, and with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Foyle Foundation. It will be chaired by Matt West and Will May.


 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)

 

Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

£12.00, Under 25s £5.00

 

Rice and Rain

Liz Berry and Romalyn Ante

5.00pm - 6.00pm

An evening of beautiful, poignant and necessary poetry from acclaimed poet Liz Berry and rising star Romalyn Ante, whose Jhalak-Prize shortlisted Antiemetic for Homesickness charts her journey to the UK from the Philippines to work for the NHS.

 

Two poets whose voice and clarity of vision entrance and nourish.  

Tickets for this event also give you access to  the Ambassador Showcase at 4:00pm. Please come along and support our poets of the future.