Subject tag: Poetry

29 March 2022

NHS London have partnered with Transport for London (TfL) to launch a poetry competition for young Londoners, aged 12-15, to reflect on how their lives have changed since vaccinations were rolled out in the capital over a year ago. The competition seeks to give young Londoners the opportunity to talk about their experiences and what their hopes are for the year ahead. The top ten poems selected will be printed and put up at the author's local tube station.

15 February 2022

The theme of local poet Myra Schneider's 16th collection, Siege and Symphony is celebration and endurance. The first section is devoted to poems about the planet and its present state. The second and third sections include poems about contemporary issues such as homelessness, also poems about women and personal poems. The last and longest poem, which gives the book its title, is a celebration of human resilience, as exemplified by the performance during the siege of Leningrad of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony by a conductor and orchestra enfeebled by months of starvation. In this interview Myra talks about how her poetry has developed over time, explains how her poems come about - many are inspired by paintings or other works of art - and describes her concerns about homelessness and women's inequality.

26 November 2021

Kahtan Kibasi has sent in a poem about Broomfield Conservatory, written while it was closed during lockdown. He introduces it with a thankyou message to the volunteers who look after the conservatory and its plants.

16 October 2021

A new website, Enfield in Poetry, presents an interactive map of the borough with markers denoting the settings of verses about a local place written by a a local poet. You can read the poems or have the poets read them to you.

22 September 2021

As her contribution to Enfield's Big Green Climate Festival, local poet Myra Schneider has asked me to share one of her poems on an environmental theme.

09 July 2021

WEA Southgate & Enfield will be relaunching face-to-face courses in September. They're currently busy planning the courses that will start then and ensuring that the local venues - Enfield Baptist Church and Palmers Green United Reformed Church - will be safe. The first three courses deal with the history of ideas; the social and political history of English gardens; and poems written about particular paintings. There will also be new online courses, dealing with key artworks, fashion in Tudor and Stuart England, and American independent film makers of the past 30 years.

31 January 2021

To get through the Covid-19 pandemic we all need things to keep us going, and for the members of the Poetry in Palmers Green group one way has been to post poems - mostly upbeat in mood - to the group's Facebook page. But it's not an exclusive group and everyone is invited to join in and submit a short poem - up to around 40 lines.

13 January 2021

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this February and join our supportive writing community: Explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your Life and start a Memoir; finish that work-in-progress, or write a short story! Courses are for six weeks starting in February, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125. We help to develop and support the writer, as much as the writing, with extra check-in sessions like our free process/progress group, Feedback Fridays, sharing salons and reading groups.

27 September 2020

A debut collection of poetry by Palmers Green resident Arun Jeetoo will be launched online this weekend. I Want to Be the One You Think About at Night is published by Waterloo Press. Jeetoo's poems have been described as 'agile, sensual and achingly honest' and 'pulling at the throbbing veins of love'.

27 August 2020

On Sunday 30th August join four fabulous Enfield Poets on Enfield Town Library Green when they send off the Peace Poem on a voyage to Pymmes Park. A free family event.

12 August 2020

Launching on Friday 14th August, this new smartphone app takes in 12 different locations, 12 translations of the poem Londinium into languages spoken in the borough and 12 stunning digital artworks made using sound recordings of the poetry translated into images..

09 August 2020

The Corona Collection is a book of poems, distributed free to all Year 6 pupils in Enfield; a collection of digital resources to help children through the pandemic and afterwards; and a live poetry reading in front of Enfield Town library on 20th August; but, first and foremost, it's a 'con-verse-ation' between poet Cheryl Moskowitz and local children, parents and school staff.

14 October 2019

From 1 to 9 November, the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is presenting a bold and new festival of words right at the heart of one of London's most diverse boroughs.

22 April 2019

Poets and poetry lovers from all around the capital are preparing to travel to our favourite part of north London this Saturday to take part in the twice-yearly Poetry in Palmers Green event, held in the parish centre at St John's Church.

19 November 2018

Details of two poetry events with a Palmers Green connection

29 April 2018

The Lamb Festival 2018: Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd June. An arts Festival at All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb. You can find the wonderful 2017 Festival Diary here - save the dates and come and join us! (And don't forget - for the fourth year running, there's free admission to ALL Festival events, so why not come and try something new?) 2017 LAMB FESTIVAL DIARY As before, there will be poetry and photography competitions - three prizes.......

08 April 2018

The dates and speakers at the 2018 Enfield Literary Festival have been announced.  It will be held at the Dugdale Centre from 22nd to 30th June.  The lineup below is incomplete, but is already pretty impressive.  The theme is "Change". The Festival is billed as "Enfield's first ever Literary Festival", which fails to acknowledge that there have already been four Lamb Festivals held at All Saints church in Edmonton (which arguably isn't Enfield, but that argument is rather.......

03 September 2017

A nine-hour feast of poetry In Enfield aims to rescue a family from a Syrian refugee camp. The Enfield Poem-a-thon will raise money for Enfield Refugee Welcome, the first Community Sponsorship Group in the UK to have resettled a refugee family under the government's Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme. Enfield Poem-a-thon organizer Maggie Butt, herself one of the poets who will be taking part, explains: "I am so proud that Enfield has the first community sponsorship group in the country.......

12 April 2017

The Lamb Festival: An Arts Festival at All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb. This year's Lamb Festival will take place from 17th to 23rd June at All Saints Church in Edmonton.  As before, there will be a photographic competition, but this year instead of an essay competition there will be prizes for the best poems There will be separate categories for schoolchildren (who must be at an Enfield school) and an open category (open to residents of.......

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08 February 2016

The first poetry event at the refurbished Palmers Green Library takes place on Saturday afternoon (13th February) between 2 and 4pm. And in April the library will play host to an afternoon of poetry workshops by well know poets and experienced tutors Katherine Gallagher and Myra Schneider. "Lively readings" The group "Poetry in Palmers Green" will be taking over the Community Room and treating visitors to An Afternoon of Lively Readings. The readings will be given by Maggie Butt, Katherine.......