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Space and AliensSunday 25th September 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare in Space: Poetry for children at Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Four poets featured in our new anthology Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens will read poems about marvellous machines and alien encounters, roaming freely across time and space, with a little splash of Shakespeare thrown in.

They will also be asking the audience for suggestions to write a group poem together. This afternoon is suitable for ages 6+, with lively, musical poems which will appeal to children and adults alike. Refreshments will be available.

Featuring Abigail Parry, Jon Stone, Kate Wakeling and Richard O’Brien.

Venue: Cafe in Hall’s Croft
Address: Hall’s Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BG
Entry: £5
Times: 2pm-4pm

Space and Aliens

Saturday 1st October 2016, London

Watcher of the Skies booklaunch

Join us for the launch of our second poetry anthology for children. The book is aimed at children aged 8+, but all ages are very welcome to come and enjoy some readings of poems about space and aliens. Tea and cake will be provided!

With readings from: John Canfield, Mary Anne Clark, Dom Conlon, Julie Douglas, Sarah Doyle, Cheryl Moskowitz, Dale Neal, Phil Monks, Rachael Nicholas, Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey, Gita Ralleigh, Lawrence Schimel, Mike Sims, Camellia Stafford, Kate Wakeling, Rob Walton and Kate Wise.

Venue: Blackwell’s Holborn
Address: 50-51 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6EP
Entry: free, but please rsvp by email – queries@theemmapress.com – or Eventbrite or on the Facebook event page
Times: 2pm-3pm

National Poetry DayThursday 6th October 2016, Birmingham

National Poetry Day Party

Celebrate National Poetry Day with a party at 1000 Trades, hosted by local publisher the Emma Press. The evening will include readings, games and prizes, and the launch of the new anthology Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens.

Pick a poem from a pile and perform it as part of Poemeoke, or bring along a poem on the theme of ‘messages’ and take part in the open mic. Try your luck in the Poetry Book Tombola, or maybe have a go at Pin the Couplet on the Sonnet. Or just sit back with a drink and enjoy being part of the most heavily-themed poetry party ever thrown.

Venue: 1000 Trades
Address: 16 Frederick St, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3HE
Entry: Free
Times: 6.30pm-10pm (kicks off properly at 7pm)

Anthology of the SeaMonday 10th October 2016, London

Anthology of the Sea booklaunch

Join us for the launch of The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea, edited by Eve Lacey.

With readings from Claire Booker, Holly Corfield Carr, Sara Nesbitt Gibbons, Geraldine Clarkson, Jan Heritage, Brian Grant, Katherine Gallagher, Jacqueline Saphra, Angela Kirby, Joseph Minden, Claire Trévien, Kavita A. Jindal and Megan Pattie.

Venue:The Star of Kings
Address:126 York Way, London, N1 0AX
Entry: Free, but do please RSVP by email – queries@theemmapress.com or on Facebook
Times: 7.30pm-10pm (readings from 8pm)

Moon Juice

Thursday 27th October 2016, Oxford

Oxford Lieder Festival

A concert for anyone aged 8 to 108! A specially-commissioned cycle of children’s songs by leading composer Cheryl Frances Hoad, setting new poetry by Kate Wakeling, plus songs from Schumann’s ‘Album for the Young’ and new works by talented young composers in association with MCS Arts Festival: a fun, varied programme to which all are encouraged to come.

Venue: Holywell Music Room
Address: Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN
Entry: £12 / £5 / Free
Times: 1.10pm

Saturday 12th November 2016, Birmingham


I’ll have a table at this craft fair. More info coming soon!

Venue: 1000 Trades
Address: 16 Frederick St, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3HE
Times: 11am-5pm

Poetry Parlour NovemberThursday 17th November 2016, Birmingham

Poetry Parlour

An evening of poetry with open-mic slots (put your name down on the door) and special guest Roy McFarlane.

Venue: Waterstones Birmingham
Address: 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
Entry: £4
Times: 7pm-9pm

Winter Craft MarketFriday 25th November – Saturday 26th November 2016, Birmingham

Winter Craft Market

I’ll have a table at this craft fair. More info coming soon!

Venue: Ikon Gallery
Address: 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS
Entry: Free
Times: 11am-5pm

Winter MarketFriday 2nd December-Sunday 4th December 2016, Birmingham

Winter Market – an Etsy Made Local event

Birmingham Originals will showcase the wealth of talented designers, artists and makers from the region in a festive market with the backdrop of the gorgeous Grade II listed Municipal Bank as their venue.

You can browse through locally made leather goods, letterpress stationery, crocheted headwear, try on beautiful and quirky jewellery, pick up some beautifully crafted ceramics and browse through many more makers’ wares.

Venue: Birmingham Municipal Bank
Address: 301 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2DR
Entry: Free
Friday: 13:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00