Poets, Rappers and Spoken Word Artists at Portsmouth Library
|Author: Portsmouth City Council||Published: 5th July 2012 10:00|
Portsmouth Central Library is hosting a poetry evening on Friday 6 July, as the world's most exciting poets, rappers and spoken artists go on tour.
If you've got a free Friday and fancy doing something a little different, check out the Poetry Parnassus event and add a splash of culture to your weekend.
Poetry Parnassus, the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK, is now on tour with just six events taking place in libraries across the country.
Portsmouth Central Library is proud to present this poetry performance, featuring Eritrean poet Ribka Sibhatu who will appear alongside the city's Poet Laureate Sam Cox and Young Poet Laureate Joe McQuilken.
The Poetry and Place event will begin at 7pm in the Menuhin Theatre, and feature inspirational readings by all three poets. This will then be followed by a general discussion about sense of place and writing.
Sam Cox, Portsmouth Poet Laureate, said:
"This is an amazing opportunity for people to come together and share their love of poetry and the spoken word, as part of the cultural Olympics. Poetry is a fantastic way to express yourself, and is strongly connected with a sense of place and purpose - something we will talk about at the event.
"The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games promise to be an inspirational event, which everyone can be a part of. It will bring communities together to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the competing athletes.
"I'm very excited about the poetry performance on Friday, and hope it will signal the start of an inspirational summer."
This is part of the cultural Olympiad, celebrating the imminent arrival of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 204 of the world's most invigorating poets, rappers and spoken word artists performed in the Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank in London, 26 June until 1 July.
Tickets for this event cost £3 (£2 concessions), payable on the door. If you would prefer to reserve tickets in advance, please call 023 9284 1667 or email email@example.com