Words & Wordsmiths

Join us for an exciting fortnight of poetry and words from some of the region’s top poets.

We have the annual Slam, with the Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists, this year online, a ‘Haiku Surprise’, Kuli Kohli ‘in conversation’ and performing with the Punjabi Women’s Writers’ Group, plus a taste of Caribbean poetry, and, closer to home, poetry ‘In the Sticks’.

Enjoy a ‘Poetry Walk’ with Cherry Doyle and Simon Fletcher, join us for the annual poetry writing workshop or enjoy an entertaining hour in the pub with ‘Bingham & Woodall’!

If you enjoy skilful and varied poetry from the West Midlands book your tickets now.

Walk, Talk and Fish Supper at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Walk, Talk and Fish Supper at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Category: Heritage & Story of the Gorge, Skills & Crafts, Words & Wordsmiths

Date & Time: 17:30 - 20:00 on Thu 23 Sep 2021

Venue: Blists Hill Museum

Partner: The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

An evening stroll through Blists Hill Victorian Town with short talks on ecology, mineral content, social history and restoration of the Tub Boat and Ice Breaker all rounded off with a Fish & Chip Supper (included in the price). The New inn Public House will be open for a well earned drink.
Come dressed for all weathers and wear sensible walking shoes.
Access to site is off the first level car park. Parking charges apply at Blists Hill Victorian Town, pay on exit.
Must be pre-booked.

Poetry Walk

Poetry Walk

Category: Words & Wordsmiths

Date & Time: 11:00 - 13:00 on Sat 25 Sep 2021

Venue: Madeley Library @ The Anstice

Tickets: Free Entry

‘Poetry Walk’ on the theme of 'nature', with Simon Fletcher & Cherry Doyle, starting from outside Madeley Library. Suitable for families.

Island Fusion

Island Fusion

Category: Words & Wordsmiths

Date & Time: 14:00 - 15:00 on Sat 25 Sep 2021

Venue: Coalbrookdale Community Centre

Join us for a sparkling hour of poetry with two talented poets who have roots in the Caribbean.

‘The Slam’ Online with Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists

‘The Slam’ Online with Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists

Category: Film & Performance, Words & Wordsmiths

Date & Time: 20:00 - 22:30 on Sat 25 Sep 2021

Venue: Online

Tickets: Free Entry

Partner: Offa’s Press

A slam is a fun and fast moving poetry competition, where 15 poets go head to head before a live audience. There will be whoops and cheers, thumbs ups and clapping emojis as the online audience members attempt to influence the judges into sending their favourite wordsmiths on into the next round.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Poetry Writing Workshop

Category: Words & Wordsmiths

Date & Time: 14:00 - 17:00 on Sun 26 Sep 2021

Venue: The Water Rat Inn

‘Poetry Writing Workshop’ with John Sewell & Simon Fletcher, 2-5pm, on the theme of ‘place’, in Ironbridge, starting and ending at the Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, with a read-around in the garden

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