Poetry & Spoken Word

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Purcell Room
Ether Talk: Post Punk - Andy B
Thursday 16 April 2009 Thursday 16 April 2009

With David Byrne headlining Ether 09, writer, critic and music fan Sukhdev Sandhu discusses the musical and aesthetic legacy of the post-punk years.

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With David Byrne headlining Ether 09, writer, critic and music fan Sukhdev Sandhu discusses the musical and aesthetic legacy of the post-punk years.
Weston Pavilion
Ether Talk: Post Punk - Andy B
Thursday 16 April 2009 Thursday 16 April 2009

With David Byrne headlining Ether 09, writer, critic and music fan Sukhdev Sandhu discusses the musical and aesthetic legacy of the post-punk years.

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With David Byrne headlining Ether 09, writer, critic and music fan Sukhdev Sandhu discusses the musical and aesthetic legacy of the post-punk years.
Purcell Room
Ether Talk: Touch
Monday 20 April 2009 Monday 20 April 2009

Touch artists Christian Fennesz, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Rosy Parlane open up about their musical journeys, their future aspirations and the complex sounds and compostions which have made...

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Touch artists Christian Fennesz, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Rosy Parlane open up about their musical journeys, their future aspirations and the complex sounds and compostions which have made their name.
Purcell Room
Ether Talk: Heiner Goebbels
Friday 24 April 2009 Friday 24 April 2009

Heiner Goebbels discusses the creation of Songs of Wars I Have Seen and Sampler Suite from Surrogate Cities ahead of the performance of this haunting work in Queen Elizabeth Hall at 7.30pm.
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Heiner Goebbels discusses the creation of Songs of Wars I Have Seen and Sampler Suite from Surrogate Cities ahead of the performance of this haunting work in Queen Elizabeth Hall at 7.
Purcell Room
Ether Talk: Rob da Bank
Friday 24 April 2009 Friday 24 April 2009

Music festivals are an essential part of the British summertime, moving beyond youth culture to embrace the mainstream.

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Music festivals are an essential part of the British summertime, moving beyond youth culture to embrace the mainstream.
Purcell Room
Andrew Motion
Tuesday 28 April 2009 Tuesday 28 April 2009

As Andrew Motion's time as Poet Laureate draws to a close, he reflects on the role, its opportunities and the profile of poetry today.

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As Andrew Motion's time as Poet Laureate draws to a close, he reflects on the role, its opportunities and the profile of poetry today.
Purcell Room
Congo Now: Tim Butcher, Marie
Thursday 7 May 2009 Thursday 7 May 2009

Hosted by politician and broadcaster Oona King, the evening features Congolese talent and British artists inspired by the country - writers, poets, musicians and visual artists.

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Hosted by politician and broadcaster Oona King, the evening features Congolese talent and British artists inspired by the country - writers, poets, musicians and visual artists.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
F8: Roger Robinson, Niall O'Su
Wednesday 20 May 2009 Wednesday 20 May 2009

To mark their eighth year of operation, flipped eye publishing is hosting a special gala night featuring, for the first time ever, their own live band, the l'8 quartet alongside some of their most...

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To mark their eighth year of operation, flipped eye publishing is hosting a special gala night featuring, for the first time ever, their own live band, the l'8 quartet alongside some of their most celebrated poets, including Roger Robinson, Niall O'Sullivan, Malika Booker and Jacob Sam-La Rose.
The Clore Ballroom
Gluemouth
Wednesday 27 May 2009 Friday 29 May 2009

Poetry sensation Laura Dockrill will perform some of her new poems for children in this unique family event.

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Poetry sensation Laura Dockrill will perform some of her new poems for children in this unique family event.
The Front Room at QEH
The Trouble Tune Tonic: Part 1
Friday 29 May 2009 Friday 29 May 2009

An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives; trouble tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the...

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An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives; trouble tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the highly popular weekly music strand in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Hayward Gallery Concrete
The Trouble Tune Tonic: Part 2
Friday 29 May 2009 Friday 29 May 2009

An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives - Trouble Tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the...

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An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives - Trouble Tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the highly popular weekly music strand in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The Front Room at QEH
The Trouble Tune Tonic: Part 3
Friday 29 May 2009 Friday 29 May 2009

An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives; trouble tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the...

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An exciting cross-fertilisation of two initiatives; trouble tune, which has been forging a new audience for electro-experimental music at Hayward Gallery's Concrete bar, and Friday Tonic, the highly popular weekly music strand in the Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday 31 May 2009 Sunday 31 May 2009

The harsh consonants and abrupt syllables of Mein Herz brennt are deceptive in their labelling of music which is so bewitchingly beautiful.

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The harsh consonants and abrupt syllables of Mein Herz brennt are deceptive in their labelling of music which is so bewitchingly beautiful.
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mark Padmore, tenor
Wednesday 3 June 2009 Wednesday 3 June 2009

London premiere of Director Katie Mitchell’s staged adaptation One Evening.

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London premiere of Director Katie Mitchell’s staged adaptation One Evening.
E4 Udderbelly
PoeJazzi : Polarbear, Sound of
Monday 15 June 2009 Monday 15 June 2009

PoeJazzi and guest host Scroobius Pip present a line-up hotter than lava: spoken word and music from some of the UK's finest poets and their bands.

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PoeJazzi and guest host Scroobius Pip present a line-up hotter than lava: spoken word and music from some of the UK's finest poets and their bands.
Level 3 Function Room
Southbank Centre Creative Writ
Thursday 2 July 2009 Thursday 2 July 2009

Sharpen your writing skills at our Creative Writing Summer School with Greg Mosse and guest writers including Aamer Hussein, Sue Eckstein, Craig Taylor and Josa Young.

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Sharpen your writing skills at our Creative Writing Summer School with Greg Mosse and guest writers including Aamer Hussein, Sue Eckstein, Craig Taylor and Josa Young.
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Fred D'Aguiar 02/07
Thursday 2 July 2009 Thursday 2 July 2009

Poetry is often written and read at times of great emotional significance, and is perceived as the appropriate means of memorialising trauma. But how does poetry achieve this?

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Poetry is often written and read at times of great emotional significance, and is perceived as the appropriate means of memorialising trauma.
Purcell Room
Global Village
Thursday 2 July 2009 Thursday 2 July 2009

Short stories and music entwine to produce a night of international storytelling by writers from The Tell Tales family. Tell Tales has published four collections to date and toured throughout the...

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Short stories and music entwine to produce a night of international storytelling by writers from The Tell Tales family.
Southbank Centre Square
The Wedding or The Rime of the
Saturday 4 July 2009 Saturday 4 July 2009

Storms and icebergs. Sea shanties and dead mariners. An albatross shot down. What are the consequences when a careless act disturbs the delicate balance between humanity and nature?

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Storms and icebergs.
Level 3 Function Room
Southbank Centre Creative Writ
Saturday 4 July 2009 Saturday 4 July 2009

Sharpen your writing skills at our Creative Writing Summer School with Greg Mosse and guest writers including Aamer Hussein, Sue Eckstein, Craig Taylor and Josa Young.

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Sharpen your writing skills at our Creative Writing Summer School with Greg Mosse and guest writers including Aamer Hussein, Sue Eckstein, Craig Taylor and Josa Young.
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