Leading poets gather in Canterbury for the Sounds New Festival

The Sounds New Poetry Festival

Sounds New Poetry is jointly organised by two of the Research Centres within the School of English: Modern Poetry and Creative Writing. Events range from a poetry writing workshop to poetry readings, poetry with music performances, a lecture on British Poetry since 1950 and an ‘open mic’ session for budding poets. The event follows two full terms of poetry readings and events organised by the school as part of the Creative Writing Tuesday Reading series.

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Festival highlight – GWRTHRYCHAU CYFFREDIN (Common Objects)

Tuesday 8th May, 7.30pm St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury
Gwrthrychau Cyffredin is an ensemble of young Welsh composers and improvisers put together by harpist Rhodri Davies. Each member of the ensemble has provided a composition tonight and will perform an improvisation/instant composition, also in collaboration with Sounds New Poets Patricia Debney (School of English) and Nancy Gaffield.