Writing on a theme of change Workshop Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Writing on a theme of change Workshop Saturday, 23rd June 3pm – 4pm

  

1.     Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm: Writing on a theme of change

Again using ‘example’ poems and simple exercises drawing on memory, we will explore the theme of change and write our ideas.

1.     Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm: Writing on a theme of change

Again using ‘example’ poems and simple exercises drawing on memory, we will explore the theme of change and write our ideas.

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POETRY NIGHT 22ND JUNE 8PM TO 10:30PM featuring Poet Myra Schneider
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

POETRY NIGHT 22ND JUNE 8PM TO 10:30PM featuring Poet Myra Schneider

Myra Schneider will be reading her poetry at the Enfield Literary Festival on ‘Poetry Night,’ Friday, 22nd June from 8-10pm. You can purchase a ticket by clicking here.

 

Myra Schneider writes accessible poetry on a great range of topics: personal material, nature, urban life, contemporary issues, poems about people and she has recently written several longer narrative poems.

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Why poems? Poems are ‘a fresh look and a fresh listen’ (Robert Frost). How to get started writing Poetry Workshop
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Why poems? Poems are ‘a fresh look and a fresh listen’ (Robert Frost). How to get started writing Poetry Workshop

Why poems? Poems are ‘a fresh look and a fresh listen’ (Robert Frost). He also said that in a poem, you weren’t trying to tell people something they didn’t already know, you were trying to give them ‘the shock of recognition’. Poems draw on a range of emotions from joy to sadness and despair. Why not try a workshop with Katherine Gallagher in the Festival?

 

Workshops:

1.     Friday, 22nd June  5 pm – 6pm: How to get started writing Poetry

Using ‘example’ poems and exercises, we will take some practical steps towards writing poems.

 

2.     Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm: Writing on a theme of change

Again using ‘example’ poems and simple exercises drawing on memory, we will explore the theme of change and write our ideas.

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Lamb's Festival June 16th - 22nd
Jun
16
to Jun 22

Lamb's Festival June 16th - 22nd

The Lamb Festival 2018: Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd June.

An arts Festival at All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb.

Charles and Mary Lamb

In 1847, at the age of 82, Mary Lamb died and was buried alongside her brother Charles in the churchyard of All Saints, Edmonton.

During their lifetimes, Charles and Mary were a central part of a literary circle which included such figures as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt. They were the authors of essays, poems and plays. Their most enduring literary legacy was their 'Tales from Shakespeare', prose versions of some of Shakespeare's plays written especially for children. (You can buy a copy through the 'Vicar Recommends' page of this website).

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Step up for the Pyjama Walk
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Step up for the Pyjama Walk

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Friday, 18th May, 2018

Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, EN1 3ES 

7pm to sign in, set off at 8pm 

Get your natty nightwear on for Enfield’s biggest pyjama party as The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre holds the annual night hike on Friday, 18th May. 

The 15km walk begins at Enfield Civic Centre and will take in the greenery and scenery of Winchmore Hill and Southgate. This is the sixth annual night hike held by the charity, with previous themes including superheroes, disco fancy dress and a colour walk, raising vital funds to continue supporting cancer patients and their families. 

Elaine Taylor-Walker, 46, whose 46 year old husband is currently undergoing treatment for bowel cancer, has said The Nightingale has been like a family to her. She said, “I am doing the Pyjama Walk because for me it’s a chance to say thank-you and give something back for all they have done for me and my family. “ 

She added, “ We all know someone who has been affected by cancer but we never think it will happen directly to us or our family so I want to encourage people to take part in the pyjama walk and raise funds for this fantastic charity.” 

Director Joan Kearns said, “The annual night hike sees Enfield at its best: the community coming together in support of others. And of course, we make sure they have good fun in the process!” 

The walk is open to everyone, 12 years and over, with an entry fee of £15. Registration is available by calling The Nightingale office on 020 8366 9674, online at, www.nightingalesupport.org.uk or walkers can simply turn up and register on the night. 

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The All Saints Sessions
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30
Art

The All Saints Sessions

A season of pioneering, atmospheric performance events set in a candlelit 15th century church in North London, hosted by poet Cheryl Moskowitz (www.cherylmoskowitz.com) and composer and sound artist Alastair Gavin (www.alastairgavin.com). Each session features a different guest poet and musician, and an exciting creative collaboration between all four artists. So far guest poets have included Mario Petrucci, Phil Fried and Denise Saul, and there has been music by Glass, Messiaen, Fauré and Part, performed with cellist Ian Burdge and viola player Katie Wilkinson, as well as original live electronics and poetry works by Alastair and Cheryl.

 

This evening’s guest poet is the highly acclaimed and ever popular Hannah Lowe (www.hannahlowe.org), whose first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. She teaches Creative Writing at Brunel University and is the current poet in residence at Keats House. Her second collection is Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016), which explores the cultural impact of her Chinese-Jamaican heritage, and in particular the British Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott, her father’s cousin, whose rhythms and tones infuse a large part of the book. 

 

The guest musician is the legendary pop saxophonist Tim Sanders (www.kickhorns.com), a founder member of the famed session team the Kick Horns, with whom Tim has played and arranged for the likes of Eric Clapton, the Who, Blur, Beyonce, Stereo MCs, Baaba Maal and Sigma. Recent performances include Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Café with Maxi Jazz and the E-Type Boys, and as featured soloist with Tom Robinson.

 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2057156544529906/

The List: https://www.list.co.uk/event/21005987-all-saints-sessions/

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London Voices - the citizen journalism competition for London: How to be a Journalist
Mar
1
to Mar 14

London Voices - the citizen journalism competition for London: How to be a Journalist


As part of our programme of support for our London Voices Citizen Journalist competition, we are offering a fantastic 2-hour workshop entitled How to be a Journalist.  Suitable for complete beginners and aspiring journos alike, Senior Lecturer LJ Filotrani from London South Bank University will be talking about how to find and structure a great story.  She will also be answering questions about journalism in general.

This one-off event is being held at LSBU's Newsroom Elephant Studios in London Road, SE1 0AA on Wednesday 14th May 2.30-4.30pm and will cover

  • Where to find stories
  • What factors make a story newsworthy
  • How to chose the right mediums and platforms to publish your content 


The workshop costs just £5, and places are limited.  Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-be-a-journalist-tickets-43305320379

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