Nottingham Poetry Festival tickets

Nottingham Poetry Festival Tickets

Nottingham Poetry Festival - Joolz Denby Plus Sophie Sparham & Panya Banjoko Antenna, Nottingham

Saturday 21st April 2018

Nottingham Poetry Festival - Mark Grist presented by Poetry Is Dead Good The Fox & Grapes, Nottingham

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Nottingham Poetry Festival - Hollie McNish Plus Cleo Asabre - Holt The Old Cold Store ( Next to the Vat & Fiddle) , Nottingham

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Nottingham Poetry Festival - Elvis Mcgonnagal Plus Stephen Thomas & Bridie Squires Antenna, Nottingham

Friday 27th April 2018
Nottingham Poetry Festival Fan Reviews (10) 4.7
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"Well worth coming out for"
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John Hegley and Andrew “MulletProof” Graves, Poppy and Pint, Nottingham - 30th April 2017

Really enjoyed Andrew "MulletProof" Graves - a new poet for me. Loved his combination of humour and poignancy. Will be buying his books.
It was - as expected with performance poetry- great to get out and make connection with humanity and experience shared emotions with others.

Posted by DebJ on 02/05/2017

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John Hegley and Andrew “MulletProof” Graves, Poppy and Pint, Nottingham - 30th April 2017

Perfect location in a West Bridgford upstairs room. Andrew's style of poetry has inspired me to write my own. John was so funny and showed poetry can be silly. They both stayed and chatted and signed stuff. Very happy me!

Posted by Jen W on 02/05/2017

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John Hegley and Andrew “MulletProof” Graves, Poppy and Pint, Nottingham - 30th April 2017

Great poetry but overcrowded venue spoilt it.

Posted by Me on 01/05/2017

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John Hegley and Andrew “MulletProof” Graves, Poppy and Pint, Nottingham - 30th April 2017

Absolutely brilliant! Funny, thought provoking, and a wonderful evening.

Posted anonymously on 01/05/2017

"A great evening in a great venue"
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Five Leaves Bookshop Presents: Simon Armitage, Cathy Grindrod and Ioney Smallhorne, Antenna, Nottingham - 23rd April 2017

This was a very enjoyable evening in an extremely attractive and relaxing venue.
To listen to three excellent poets with such a wide range and variety of style and subjects was very stimulating.

Posted by Bobbie P on 25/04/2017

Antenna is a creative business hub offering its members a superb restaurant, bar and events space. It is ideally located in the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter, with plenty of parking and bus links close at hand.

Patrons are advised to use the NCP car parks nearby as there is limited on street parking (pay and display) outside Antenna. The nearest secure car parks are Victoria Centre, Fletcher Gate and Stoney Street. All are only a five-minute walk away.

Facilities - The Antenna bar is open to patrons throughout the performance. It offers a good selection of wines, beers, hot beverages, soft drinks and confectionery.

New Poetry Festival 17th November -2nd December planned by Notts TV and Nottingham born poet Henry Normal.

After their successful partnership, on the new film documentary ‘I Believe In Miracles’ telling the story of Brian Clough’s 1979 European Cup winning side, Notts TV and Baby Cow Productions’ owner Henry Normal are planning Nottingham’s first annual poetry festival.

Nottingham has an international reputation as a city of words thanks to its poetic ancestors such as Bryon, D.H.Lawrence and Alan Silitoe and for ten days in November poets from across the country will take centre stage in Nottingham as the curtain rises on a new national festival of poetry.

The stella line-up already includes national names in Brian Patten, Lemn Sissay MBE, Atilla The Stockbroker and Luke Wright together with local poets Kev Fegan, Jon Bitumen and the Mouthy Poets.

Nottingham-born Henry Normal, co-writer of the Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and The Parole Officer is helping organise the festival.

Henry himself returns to his first love poetry after 20 years producing TV and films such as Alan Partridge, Gavin and Stacey and the Oscar nominated Philomena.

‘We are hoping to bring together the whole of the poetry community in Nottingham to celebrate the best of the national and local poetry scene.’ Henry Normal

Craig Chettle Chair of the Board of Notts TV comments:

“I am excited to be working again with Henry in bringing some incredible talent to Nottingham. The festival will enhance the city’s cultural offering and hopefully become a highly anticipated annual event”.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival supports the Nottingham city of literature bid.

Three festival events have already been confirmed at the Nottingham Arts Theatre with a host of other shows to be announced at venues across the city.

The Poets:

Friday 27th November
Atilla The Stockbroker
Currently touring his autobiography, performance poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has spent thirty five years touring the world, finally stopping in Nottingham.

Luke Wright
Luke writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues.
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari, The Independent

Kev Fegan
An award-winning Nottingham-born poet and playwright, he has published 10 collections of poetry, and edited several anthologies. He is a regular performer of his own poetry.

Saturday 28th November
Brian Patten
One of the acclaimed Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough their joint anthology, The Mersey Sound (1967), has been credited as the most significant anthology of the twentieth century for its success in bringing poetry to new audiences, and is now a Penguin Modern Classic.

Mouthy Poets
A collective founded in 2011 by Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson, whilst studying at Nottingham University it is now making a mark on the national and international poetry scene with many members and countless sell out shows.

Jon Bitumen - The exciting and talented Jon Bitumen famed for his radio Derby appearances makes a rare hometown appearance to showcase his unique brand of powerful poetry.

Sunday 29th November
Lemn Sissay MBE
One of the most revered poets of his generation, Lemn is the author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London. They can be seen in the Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. His Landmark Poem, Guilt of Cain, was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu in Fen Court near Fenchurch St Station. Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics. His Desert Island Discs will air on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am on 11th October.

Henry Normal
Described as “the funniest man you’ve never heard of “by The Telegraph, Henry Normal set up Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan in 1999 and has spent his time since creating some of Britain’s most loved TV. He has 6 collections of poetry published, has toured with the band Pulp and performed in the film ‘Glastonbury.’


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