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Weekly poems and conversation with Henry Normal's New Poetry Society

Tune in to a series of free, online lunchtime events from Metronome, as writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal speaks to ten celebrated local spoken word artists.

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A collaboration between Inspire, Nottingham Poetry Festival and the New Poetry Society, join Henry every Wednesday throughout May and June as he welcomes a different guest for a relaxing hour of midday chat. Perfect to brighten up any humpday!

Henry has already welcomed Bridie Squires (GOBS, LeftLion, and former NTU Writer in Residence) and Manjit Sahota (Poets Against Racism) to the series, but there’s still conversations with eight more contemporary poets still to come.

Upcoming episodes

Wednesday 19 May, 12–1 pm — Panya Banjoko, writer, poet and PhD candidate at NTU

Wednesday 26 May, 12–1 pm — Andrew Graves, poet and performer

Wednesday 2 June, 12–1 pm — Anne Holloway, Creative Director of Nottingham Poetry Festival

Wednesday 9 June, 12–1 pm — Cathy Grindrod, poet, playwright, writer and mentor, and former Derbyshire Poet Laureate

Wednesday 16 June, 12–1 pm — Cleo Asabre-Holt, spoken word poet

Wednesday 23 June, 12–1 pm — Leanne Moden, poet, performer and educator

Wednesday 30 June, 12–1 pm — Georgina Wilding, Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate and former Creative Director of Nottingham Poetry Festival

Wednesday 7 July, 12–1 pm — Pete Ramskill, poet and artist

To find out more, including how to book your free ticket, visit the Metronome website.

Published on 13 May 2021
  • Category: Culture; Curated & Created; Current students; Staff