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NTU x NTSU present Chris McLoughlin - part of Nottingham Poetry Festival

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Chris Mcloughlin performing on stage
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Join NTU's Writer in Residence, Bridie Squires, and Beeston based poet, Chris McLoughlin, for a night of poetry and spoken word as part of this year's Nottingham Poetry Festival.

  • From: Sunday 28 April 2019, 7 pm
  • To: Sunday 28 April 2019, 8.30 pm
  • Location: The Landing, Students' Union building, City Campus, NG1 4GH
  • Cost: Free
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Event details

Join NTU's Writer in Residence Bridie Squires and Beeston based poet Chris McLoughlin for a night of poetry and spoken word as part of this year's Nottingham Poetry Festival.

The evening will begin with an open mic, featuring participants from our NTU x NTSU Spoken Wordshop, followed with support from Becky Cullen and Jo Dixon (Poetry M*thers) and Danai Dee Denga, and a set from our headliner Chris McLoughlin.

Chris McLoughlin is a writer, performer and workshop facilitator. His poetry focuses primarily on mental health, creating safe environments for others to explore emotional difficulties. He has published two poetry collections, Breakdown and Lose Your Armour, with Nottingham Publisher Big White Shed. Chris co-runs Nottingham Poetry Collective Write The Poem.

Danai Dee Denga is a poet who finds traces of her identity in Harare, Nottingham and Birmingham. She is an alumnus of Nottingham's Mouthy Poets Collective and is currently completing an MA in African Studies at Birmingham University. Her work focuses on myths, identity, belonging and believes that love is a political thing.

Becky Cullen is a poetry mother from Nottingham and a research fellow and lecture at NTU. She writes about people who are in the wrong place at the right time, in poems that 'shine and crackle with their own dark electricity' (Liz Berry).  Her pamphlet Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings was winner of the 2018 Poetry Business International Book and Pamphlet competition.

Jo Dixon's debut pamphlet, Woman in the Queue, was published by Melos Press in 2016. A poet, critic and academic, she is interested in the way a poem can be a moment of surprise for the writer and reader, in which they understand something from a new or different perspective.

This event is open to everyone aged 16+.

Free entry, no need to book.

If you would like any more information about this event please email

You can sign up to join Bridie and Chris' free poetry workshop, taking place before the event between 4.30 pm - 6 pm.

This event is part of Nottingham Poetry Festival, which is taking place at venues across the city from 26 April - 5 May 2019.

Location details


The Landing


Students' Union building
City Campus

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