Poetry in Presteigne @ The Radnorshire Arms

Marches Poets are very pleased that our friends at Poetry in Presteigne have organised a new poetry event for poetry lovers in and near Presteigne. Following the sad demise of the Red Parrot event PiP have stepped in and organised a monthly event in the upstairs sitting room at the Radnorshire Arms, High Street, Presteigne. The monthly programme of readings will be on the second Monday of the month starting on Monday 11th April @ 7.30 pm. The guest poets for April’s session are Meg Cox, Tina Cole, John Gareth Owen and Marches Poet’s very own Frances Field. Tickets are £5.00 on the door. http://www.poetryinpresteigne.org  for further info.  See you there!

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Poetry Trail @ Knuckfest

Marches Poets are delighted to announce we will be joining in the fun at the Knucklas summer festival by creating a poetry trail around the castle hill. The Knuckfest will take place on the weekend of 4th and 5th June 2016. As you climb the castle hill follow our poetry trail then sample the other activities on offer. Details at  knucklascastle.org.uk

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A Poetic Welcome to 2016

Following the successful launch of our fifth anthology, ‘The History Launderette’,  Marches Poets rounded off 2015 by participating in the first Poetry in Presteigne poetry festival (poetryinpresteigne.org). Marches Poets performed as part of the opening event and also sponsored a workshop led by Susan Richardson. Both those events and the rest of the programme were a great success, we look forward to another PiP!

Having re-charged our batteries over Xmas Marches Poets are now looking forward to another year of poetry. We started the year by welcoming a new member, hello Barbara, and will shortly be off on our writing retreat. This is a weekend with nothing to do but write, listen to and think about poetry – with some eating an drinking thrown in. As part of the retreat we will decide our programme for the year, so far a plan for another workshop in the autumn and possibly a festival appearance in June. Watch this space!

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Marches Poets at Poetry in Presteigne Festival October 2015

Marches Poets are pleased to announce we will be taking part in the festival launch event on Friday 16th October, 2015, when we will join local poets Edward Storey and Roger Garfitt, with classical guitarist Gareth Rees Roberts to begin a weekend of poetry. The event starts at 7.00 pm at the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Tickets, price £7.00, are available at The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne or phone 01544 267418, bookings start on 1st August 2015. Visit http://www.poetryinpresteigne.org for full details of festival events

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‘Words on the March’, Marches Poets Poetry Trail October 2015

Marches Poets have a new installation in the pipeline!!

For the month of October, 2015 visit Presteigne, Powys and follow our poetry trail. Pick up a map from locations around town and search out our poems whilst appreciating this charming historical border town. The installation, ‘Words on the March’ is a taster of the poetic delights in the up-coming ‘Poetry in Presteigne’ festival weekend, 16th – 18th October 2015 see http://www.poetryinpresteigne.org for details of the festival

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Marches Poets publish a fifth anthology

Marches Poets are pleased to announce the publication of a new anthology to celebrate their fifth year as a group. This anthology includes poems from our newest member, Vanessa Pawsey. The anthology, entitled ‘The History Launderette’ will be available at the launch event on Sunday 20th September at the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. The event starts at 7.30 pm, tickets, priced at £7 including light refreshments and wine, are available from The Judge’s Lodgings, Presteigne, 01544 260650 or on the door. The selection of readings will again be complimented by the classical guitar playing of Gareth Rees Roberts

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Writing workshop with Roger Garfitt, ‘Where the imagination finds it’s home’ 2 November @ Bleddfa Centre

Marches Poets invite you to attend a writing day ‘Where the Imagination Finds it’s Home’,  led by poet and memoirist Roger Garfitt. The event is on Sunday 2 November 2014 at Hall Barn, Bleddfa Centre, LD7 1PA. The workshop runs from 10.00 am- 3.30 pm and costs £25, advance booking phone 01544267418 or email lyndenreesroberts@googlemail.com. (participants should bring their own lunch)

In addition we are offering a performance of poetry and guitar music to follow the workshop. Roger will be joined by guitarist Gareth Rees-Roberts for ‘Border Songs and From The Ridge’. Doors open at 4.00pm for pre-performance refreshments. Tickets for this event are £6 (including refreshments). Please note those booking for both the writing day and the afternoon performance pay only £28.
These events are generously supported by Literature Wales

Hope to see you there.

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