Past Events

Welshpool Poetry Festival – The Competitive Edge Workshop with Emma Purshouse

Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Church House, Church Bank, Welshpool. SY21 7DR

Join award winning writer, performance poet and poetry competition judge Emma Purshouse for two hours of activities and discussion. Create new work as you consider the pros and cons of entering poetry competitions.

£12 (inc refreshments)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welshpool-poetry-festival-2022-tickets-296308285057

Country Voices

Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ.

‘Country Voices’ with Jill Tromans, Paul Francis & Emma Purshouse, 2.30-4pm. A great afternoon of poetry and stories.  MC Simon Fletcher. Tickets £5 on the door.

Mouth Pieces – A Shakespearean Spoken Word Special

Date: April 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Highbury Theatre, Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5HD
A Shakespearean Spoken Word Special with brand new commissions and open mic slots

About this event

Mouthpieces is a celebration of the spoken word in its many forms inviting feature artists from across the UK to flex their wordsmith muscles to the North Birmingham community. We’re thrilled to be bringing Dreadlock Alien, Jemima Hughes, Priyanka Joshi and Emma Purshouse to perform specially commissioned Shakespeare-inspired spoken word pieces at this event. Open mic slots will be available on the night – you’re welcome to get up on stage with your own piece or something written by Shakespeare!

Please note: At Mouthpieces we don’t censor any of the performers so there may be some strong language and adult themes.

Mouthpieces is a community live arts event produced by local artists Joe Cook, Vafa Motamedi and Claire Bennett.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mouthpieces-a-shakespeare-special-tickets-276531191237

All The World’s A Stage – a spoken word performance workshop

Date: April 9, 2022
Time: 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Sutton Coldfield Library, Red Rose Centre, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1XX

Event Information

A fun and dynamic workshop designed to increase confidence in sharing your poems/monologues/stories with an audience

About this event

Join performance poets Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger for an afternoon workshop designed to increase confidence in sharing your poems/monologues/stories with an audience, including the opportunity to practise your mic technique in a supportive environment.  Bring along something to write with and on, plus three or four poems or other pieces that you’d be happy to read aloud (they don’t need to have been written by you, but it would be great if they are linked somehow to Shakespeare).

This workshop, part of Shakespeare in Sutton – FOLIO’s fun festival for all, is aimed at anyone aged 16 or over. It will be fun, highly interactive and engaging! Participants will have the opportunity to perform their pieces (including if they are written by other people), if they wish to do so, at the Shakespeare in Sutton spoken word event, Mouthpieces, on Friday 29th April at 8pm at Highbury Theatre. Participants may choose to attend the festival’s morning workshop focussing on writing skills (rather than performance skills) if they wish to do so though this will require separate booking.

From Bard to Verse – writing workshop with Emma Purshouse

Date: April 9, 2022
Time: 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Sutton Coldfield Library, Red Rose Centre, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1XX
An interactive workshop to help you create your own Shakespeare-inspired spoken word piece, led by spoken word artist Emma Purshouse

About this event

Join freelance writer and performance poet Emma Purshouse for a fun and friendly morning of poetry /creative-writing activities using all things Shakespeare as inspiration, as part of Shakespeare in Sutton – FOLIO’s fun festival for all.  Bring something to write with and on.

This workshop is aimed at anyone aged 16 or over. It will be relaxed, interactive and engaging!

Participants may also choose to attend the festival’s afternoon workshop focussing on performance skills if they wish to do so though this will require separate booking.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform their pieces, if they wish to do so, at the Shakespeare in Sutton spoken word event, Mouthpieces, on Friday 29th April at 8pm at Highbury Theatre.

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-bard-to-verse-a-spoken-word-writing-workshop-tickets-276735121197

Caffe Grande Slam

Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Caffe Grande, 15 Stone Street, Dudley DY1 1NS
Emma will be doing a feature slot at this regular in person event.
The evening features a slam with 3min slots available for slammers to wow, woe and otherwise win the audience’s hearts.

Spoke in the Lamp

Date: March 30, 2022
Time: 7:15 am - 10:00 pm
Location: The Lamp, Brownhills Community Centre

Emma Purshouse will be performing with Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists.

The NEW NORMAL for Spoke:
Despite it falling out of the news, Covid is still around so please follow sensible and sensitive options for comfort and security of yourself and all of us. We all want to feel safe.
The Lamp theatre space will have seating at tables, cabaret style, for us.
Be aware that some of us may still be covid cautious so have a mask handy.
Thank you for any precautions you take!

*Free* self-serve teas/coffees!
Other drinks available at the bar.
Raffle with delightful prizes for lucky 50p tickets
Poetry books available to purchase from performers.

Theme: Peace
Entry: pay as you feel (suggested up to £3)

Please reserve an audience seat or performance slot via Facebook message or email spoke@albarz.uk

Wednesbury Tales

Start date: March 19, 2022
End date: March 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Wednesbury

Join Emma Purshouse and local historian Ian M Bott as they take you on a guided walk round Wednesbury.  These walks will include appearances by poets and performers Brendan Hawthorne, Suzan Spence, Marion Cockin, Matt Windle, and Alex Vann.

19th March – walks at 11am and 1pm

26th March – walks at 11am (BSL signed) and 1pm (BSL signed)

The walks are free but there are limited places so please do book if you’d like to take part.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wednesbury-tales-a-guided-wander-around-wednesbury-tickets-272680834717

Poems About Migration

Date: February 25, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: on Zoom

Zoom reading, hosted by Paul Francis and Steve Pottinger.

An event drawing on work from two recent collections:

Poetry and Settled Status for All, edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa.

You’re Welcome, edited by Paul Francis in aid of Shropshire Supports Refugees.

The reading will include contributions from both editors, and seven other poets from a varied range of background and experience, (including Steve Harrison, Chris Kinsey and Emma Purshouse).

If you wish to attend, please e-mail Colin Wells at colin@colinwells.com. He’ll acknowledge your request, and send you an invite on the day.

 

Lit Up (Online Event)

Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Online
Lit Up, featuring Emma Purshouse and Lorna Meehan, plus open mic, hosted by Michael Wilson. Performers are encouraged to read a mix of their own work with poems by poets they love and admire.
Thursday 17th February, 7.30pm (GMT)
Eventbrite tickets – link will be available for booking this week, check Facebook event page for details.

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