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Talking Poetry

  • Tue, 18 Feb 2020 - Tue, 16 Jun 2020
  • 6.00 PM
  • Tickets: Free, booking required

















All upcoming Talking Poetry sessions are postponed until further notice and our galleries, cafe & building are currently closed until at least Friday 1st May, in line with advice from Public Health England. If you have a booking with us we will be in touch shortly about this. Follow us on social media for updates. 


Talking Poetry gatherings provide a monthly opportunity to listen to and discuss poetry recordings on vinyl, audiotape, CD and downloads.

There is an eclectic mix of poets reading their own work, poets reading other poet’s work, actors reading well-known poems, poetry set to music and poems read in translation. From scratchy waxings made at the birth of recording technology, to downloads of recent recordings, the focus of Talking Poetry is on the listening experience, and discussing what we have heard in the intimate setting of the Bluecoat library.

There is a wide range of poetry represented from the past 100+ years, including classics from W.B. YeatsTS Eliot and Sylvia Plath to more distinctive, contemporary voices such as Marilyn Hacker and Paul Muldoon.

The sessions are open to all and you do not need to have any expert knowledge, just an interest in poetry and the human voice, so please join us to listen to some of the greatest poetic voices.

This season, Talking Poetry will occur on the following dates:

Tue 21 Apr | 6-8pm 

Tue 19 May | 6-8pm 

Tue 16 Jun | 6-8pm

Free, booking required.

Image credit: Red Bird Jazz & Poetry, an EP by Christopher Logue & Tony Kinsey.

When is it on?
  • January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm - January 21, 2020, 8:00 pm
  • February 18, 2020, 6:00 pm - June 16, 2020, 8:00 pm

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