Festival of Firsts Poetry
The Poetry Proms returns to New Brighton on Sunday 6th July 2014, with hundreds of friendly opportunities for poets to read or perform their poems, and other poetry events and happenings! Whether you are an old hand or a beginner, sign up to be sure of your slot! FREE event. E:email@example.com
“The Shirley Bassey of performance poetry” aka “The Bard of Barnsley” shares his life in verses at this year’s poetry concert in Hoylake on 10th July 2014. Tickets at £10 will be on sale from February 2014.
4th Open Poetry Competition.
The Wirral Festival of Firsts 4th Open Poetry Competition has a top prize of £200. Adjudication by Colin Watts. In addition to the general prizes there is a £25 prize for a poet living in Wirral. Closing date: 1st June 2014, with award ceremony on 4th July at Holiday Inn Express Hoylake.
Poetry Trail returns to Wirral Festival of Firsts 2014
The Poetry Trail of poems displayed in shop windows returns to the Festival from 5th-20th July 2014. Poets are invited to send, in the body of an email, including title and writer’s name, a poem of up to 20 lines to be displayed in shop windows in Hoylake, New Brighton and West Kirby. Please make sure poems are family-friendly. Preference will be given to poems that relate broadly the concept of “Still Life” to complement the Williamson Gallery’s big summer exhibition in 2014. We have been advised that the temporary display of poems in shop windows is not considered to be a form of publication. Please send your Poetry Trail poems in by 21 April 2014.
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World Poetry recital
Wirral Festival of Firsts introduced a World Poetry Recital in 2013, and by popular demand this event returns to Hoylake as part of the World Arts Celebration on Hoylake Promenade on 13th July 2014. Poems from other cultures will be read in their original
languages so that the cadences and expression can be appreciated. The Wirral Young Poet Laureate will be there to introduce the readers and provide English translations. If you would like to share the poetry of another language and culture, do get in touch with us to see whether you could perform at the World Poetry Recital 2014 by emailing: email@example.com.
To obtain more details
Contact the festival through its website: www.festivaloffirsts.com
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Wirral Festival of Firsts is an internationally minded, community arts festival with a difference. It is a young festival started in Hoylake in 2011 under the inspiration and leadership of John Gorman and has extended its geographical spread to West Kirby and New Brighton. The festival focuses on art, poetry, music, and theatre with significant fringe programmes in film, storytelling and writing. This year’s festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The organisers are also grateful to Magenta Living for support for the volunteer programme and to Holiday Inn Express, Hoylake for hosting various festival events. The festival supports fundraising by Claire House.