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may, 2016

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1jan - 31may12:00 ammay 31- 12:00 amSouth Bank Poetry Competition
1mar - 31aug1:00 amaug 31- 12:00 amPoetry & Politics competition
11apr - 30junapr 1112:00 amjun 30Battered Moons Poetry Competition
27apr - 19mayAll DayPoetry Periscope
1may - 30jun12:00 amjun 30- 12:00 amThe London Magazine Poetry Competition 2016
1may - 26aug10:00 amaug 26- 5:00 pmBuxton Poetry Competition
1may11:00 am- 4:00 pmThe Poetry of Keats: A Literary Workshop
3may6:30 pm- 8:00 pmBeck Beat Poetry
4may6:30 pm- 8:30 pmPoetry Workshop | Uncertainty Principles with poet Simon Pomery
4may7:30 pm- 10:30 pmSouth Bank Poetry First Wednesday Readings
5may6:30 pm- 8:00 pmFirst Thursday: Haiku on foot
6may6:30 pmCasanova: Lyric and Lust
6may7:30 pm- 8:30 pmThe Ratcatcher by Marina Tsvetaeva
7may10:30 am- 4:30 pmStreetwise with Penelope Shuttle
7may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPen to Print Poetry Workshops
9may8:00 pmacross oceanswith d. nurkse, geraldine paine, lynne hjelmgaard, paul deaton, robert peake, claire williamson & joshua weiner plus henry fajemirokun
10may7:15 pm- 9:30 pmThe The the – May(Langley/MacDonald/Man/Williams)
11may - 22junmay 117:00 pmjun 22DAVID JONES : MAKER EXTRAORDINARY
11may7:30 pm- 10:00 pmSTRAIGHT OUT THE BOX
13may7:00 pm- 9:30 pmKeats and Shakespeare: Late Night Keats
13may7:00 pm- 9:30 pmKeats and Shakespeare: Late Night Keats
14may10:30 am- 4:30 pm'Bees Do Not Behave Like This' with Jo Bell
14may3:00 pm- 4:00 pmAfternoon Poems: Shelley and Byron
14may7:30 pm- 10:30 pmSELAR SPEAKEASY presents SEX
15may1:00 pm- 4:00 pmFamily Day: The Circus
15may2:00 pm- 3:30 pmLost and Found
21may - 25junmay 2110:30 amjun 25'Poetry and Visual Art' with Tamar Yoseloff
21may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPen to Print Poetry Workshops
22may7:00 pm- 10:00 pmQUEER’SAY
25may7:00 pm- 10:00 pmJAWDANCE
25may7:00 pmA LANGUAGE WE BOTH KNOW HOW TO SOUND OUTby Raymond Antrobus
26may6:30 pm- 9:00 pmPoet Jen Hadfield: Microcosmic
26may6:30 pm- 9:00 pmMicrocosmic – with Jen Hadfield
26may7:30 pm- 9:00 pmMildly Erotic Poetry at Bradford Literature Festival
27may8:00 pmDIRTEE VERSEby Debris Stevenson
28may11:00 am- 4:30 pmRewriting Alice in Wonderland
28may11:00 am- 1:30 pmKeats in Hampstead Guided Walk
28may3:00 pmRAISING LAZARUSwritten and performed by Kat Francois
28may8:00 pmFINDING HOMEby Cecilia Knapp
29may11:00 am- 12:15 pmMysticism in the Works of Blake at Bradford Literature Festival
29may2:00 pmALL THE THINGS I LIED ABOUTby Katie Bonna
29may3:30 pmMILK TEETHDouble bill with The Roundhouse Poetry Collective
29may7:00 pmCOATby Yomi Sode
29may8:00 pmFINDING HOMEby Cecilia Knapp
30may1:00 pm- 2:00 pmAlexander Pope: A Search For Perfection
30may6:00 pm- 7:00 pmAlexander Pope: A Search For Perfection
31may7:00 pm- 8:30 pmTemplar Poetry Live: Mara Bergman and Ellen Cranitch
31may7:00 pm- 8:30 pmBooklaunch for Kathy Pimlott and Jo Dixon
31may8:00 pmONLY YOU CAN SAVE POETRYby Mark Grist & Tim Clare