portsmouth poetry 

From A Borrowed Biro

Gallery - Images from some of our projects

2016

John Cooper Clarke Mural, Marketway City Centre. Created by My Dog Sighs. With support from Portsmouth City Council

Dr John Cooper Clarke & Simon Day - stand up poetry at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Festivities

"Poems On A Plate" Sam Cox, Portsmouth Poet Laureate at Like A Tea Tray In The Sky, Osborne Road, Southsea

2017

"I Died In Hell" Paaschendaele Commemorative Exhibition Portsmouth Cathedral

"The Angels Cry" Paaschendaele Film, Drama, Dance Performance Portsmouth Cathedral

Paaschendaele Poetry Competition, Lord Admiral Nelson School: Penny Mordaunt MP Secretary of State for International Development

2018

Portsmouth African Women's Forum Mandela Centenary

HM Government Invitation to Armistice Centenary at Westminster Abbey

2019

Festival of the Sea

One World poetry project with primary schools

Portsmouth Festivities 2019

Emily Priest

Brent Jackson

Connor Macleod

Greg Mosse

Jay Hulme




Egg & Spoon Films



Urban Vocal Group

Ricky Tart


Away with words

October 2019 Portsmouth Poetry launch new monthly spoken word event in partnership with Portsmouth Guildhall Studio

Performing in a cabaret setting with bar, the launch of "Away With Words" began with Robyn Bolam, Hampshire Poet Laureate 2018; followed by singer - songwriter Lucy May Betram and a final set from Portsmouth's own Poet Laureate Sam Cox accompanied by James Tattington. [Emily Priest was unwell]

The November set featured neuro-diverse performers with local stand-up comic Joe Wells and artist and writer Jon Adams

Robyn Bolam watching Lucy May performing

Sam Cox performs with James Tattington (aka 'Fugitive Orchestra')

The last Away With Words gig of 2019 just before Christmas was played to a small  but appreciative audience and featured season readings from Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", the moving account of her last day with the poet Edward Thomas by his wife Helen from "Under Storms Wings" and a cast performance/reading of Dylan Thomas's "A Child's Christmas In Wales" plus traditional Christmas songs