Poems in the Pub

A series of poetry  workshops will be taking place at the Arcade Alehouse to celebrate Barnsley’s, Hear My Voice Project.

The project encourages the people of the borough to dig deep into their imaginations and express themselves through poetry, written and spoken word.

The free events will take place at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month, between October and January. The first one is taking place on Thursday 6 October.

People  are invited to come along  to these light-hearted lyrical events where they will be able to hear the work of a different poet, have the opportunity to create their own piece of poetry, while enjoying a tipple in Barnsley’s newest micro-brewery.

Taking part  are; Brian Lewis, a local foundry worker, teacher, lecturer, art critic and writer.  Suzannah Evans, whose accolades include winner of the 2011 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition and 2013 Northern Writers’ Award.  Steve Ely Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield where he is Director of the newly formed Ted Hughes Network and rising star Helen Mort who was shortlisted for the Costa Prize & the T.S. Eliot Prize and in 2014 won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Coming along to the ‘Poems in the Pub’ events are a great way to find out more about the Hear My Voice project.  It is also a unique opportunity to hear work by award winning poets in the relaxed and informal setting of Barnsley’s newest micro-brewery.”

All events are over 18 only and for more details please email hearmyvoice@barnsley.gov.uk

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