Rhythm & Muse and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012

R&M and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012
R&M and Kingston Writing School Festival 2012

Our second festival and another great line-up!

A week of readings, workshops and events featuring:

A.F. Harrold – Schools event at the Rose Theatre, Tuesday 20 November, 10.30 – 11.30 am

Poetry Meets Art – Judith Watts leads a workshop at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Thursday 22 November, 3 – 5pm (places free, but book in advance via Alison Hill – alison-hill@blueyonder.co.uk

Poetry in Performance – interactive workshop led by performance poet Martin Daws, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Room JG0001, Saturday 24 November, 11am – 1pm (places free, but book in advance via  Laura Bottomley – L.Bottomley@kingston.ac.uk)

Wendy Cope & Laurence Owen – Lyrical Laughter at Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Room JG003, Wednesday 28 November, 6-8pm, free)

LiTTLe MACHiNe and Slam at the Ram, hosted by Nick Poole – Thursday 29 November, Ram Jam Club, Kingston, 8.30pm onwards, £6/£5 on the door. Email Alison Hill for more details or to sign up for a slam spot – alison-hill@blueyonder.co.uk 


Kingston Writing School

Kingston Writing School
Kingston Writing School (KWS) is home to courses in Creative Writing, English Language and Communication, English Literature, Journalism, Media and Publishing.

KWS provides an open, vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists, and publishing experts engaged with talented students and an exciting range of academics, writers in residence and guests.

More details at www.kingstonwritingschool.com

R&M Festival 2011

Roger McGough, Alison Hill and David Rogers at the Ram Jam

Roger McGough, Alison Hill and David Rogers at the Ram Jam

Rhythm & Muse works in tandem with Kingston Writing School and ran its first joint Festival in October 2011. Events included guest performances from Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe at the Ram Jam Club, a poetry and music tent at Penrhyn Road campus and an evening of readings from KWS poets and writers, with music from Kingston band Nomi & The Points. Many thanks to all involved! More joint events are planned.

LiTTLe MACHiNe in full swing

LiTTLe MACHiNe in full swing


Roger McGough

Roger McGough

Thursday 27 October 2011
A feast of poetry and music – reserve your tickets now!

Roger McGough – That Awkward Age
An evening of poems to amaze & delight! Roger McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his Final Poem and shakes a fist at Alzheimer’s. Addresses, elegies & ever perceptive playfulness make this a must-not-miss. Followed by a book signing.

‘the patron saint of poetry’ Carol Anne Duffy

‘a poemy torch in dark corners’ Ian McMillan, Poetry Review

Plus music from LiTTLe MACHiNe

Friday 28 October 2011, 10am
Poetry Breakout at Penryhn Road, Kingston University
Performance poet Martin Daws will be hosting a series of readings and performances at the R&M Festival Poetry Tent.

Friday 28 Ocotber 2011, 8pm
The Space, Penrhyn Road, Kingston University.
Kingston Writing School – an evening of readings from poets and writers associated with Kingston Writing School, plus music from Nomi & The Points.
Featuring: Liz Berry, Fiona Curran, Martin Daws, Maggie Harris, Paul Perry, Todd Swift and Judith Watts.