A selection of images from the Newcastle Poetry Festival 2017 which took place between 9th May and 13th May 2017 at the Sage Gateshead and the Northern Stage.
Remember there will be Food Trucks on the Forum Concourse on Thursday 11 May & Friday 12 May! Thursday 11 May: Regular Jo’s coffee http://www.regularjos.com/ Proven Goods https://www.facebook.com/provengoodsco/ Fat Hippo Burgers http://www.fathippo.co.uk/ (menu included) Friday 12 May : Regular Jo’s … Continued
We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Basil Bunting Poetry Prize. This year saw a record number of outstanding entries, which our judge, Ahren Warner, has managed to whittle down from the hundreds to these seven poets. … Continued
We caught up with University of Newcastle’s Professor of Creative Writing Sean O’Brien to discuss the upcoming performance of Notes from Underground, part of the Poetry & Music programme on Wed 10 May at Sage Gateshead. NCLA: In a piece … Continued
We caught up with Jacob Polley, recent winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Jackself, to discuss his event with John Alder as part of our Poetry & Music programme at the Sage Gateshead, Wed 10 May, 18.00-21.00, £19.40 (£16.10) … Continued
We spoke to poet and performer MacGillivray, who will be appearing at this year’s festival as part of our Poetry and Music Programme, Wed 10 May 18:00-21:00, Sage Gateshead, Sage Two £19.40 (£16.10 conc) NCLA: Can you describe the inspiration behind … Continued
Our shiny new programmes are now in print (check out the colours of the Sage Gateshead reflected on the Tyne on the cover!) This year’s theme ‘In Time’ explores notions of timeliness, history and music. We’re looking forward to welcoming … Continued
We’re talking with NCLA Associate Staff Pete Hebden about his work on the app Steps in Time: a poem-walk through Newcastle-upon-Tyne, launching at this year’s festival. NCLA: What is the Steps in Time App? PH: Steps in Time is … Continued