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    Ok, so, some of you may have seen me post events I'm involved in before only to watch them slide slowly to the end of all discussions as they're about poetry.

    So this time, I'm gonna be blatant: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT...[sorry, hope you don't mind all but poetry's what I like to do and so what I like to talk about/advertise/encourage and enjoy. I guess I hope some of you do too.]

    We'd love you to be there as our main purpose as a charity [yep, I'm a volunteer in my spare hours] is to encourage new audiences to poetry. The event we've got coming up is a cracker - if I do say so myself.

    Here's the info:

    Date: Monday 2 November
    Time: 19:00
    Venue: Hall One
    Price: £9.50

    Curated by Poet in the City

    Bringing together poets and film aficionados for an exploration of the a fascinating connections between poetry and film. Not only have great films been made about poets and their lives, but poets have often reflected on films and film-making in their work. Some poets are said to use the techniques of film, and some great movies are said to aspire to poetic status.
    Some great films have been made about poets and their lives, and poets have often reflected on films and film-making in their work. Some poets are said to use the techniques of film, and some great movies are said to aspire to poetic status. Join us for a fabulous evening bringing together poets and film aficionados for an exploration of the fascinating connections between poetry and film, including a special account of the use of poetry in Indian cinema.

    Speakers:

    John Mole, Poet in the City’s distinguished poet in residence. In addition to writing award-winning poetry collections for both children and adults, he is an accomplished jazz clarinetist and a great film aficionado.

    Terence Davies is one of England’s greatest film directors and screenwriters. His movies include Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Neon Bible and The House of Mirth. His documentary Of Time and the City about his native Liverpool, which premiered at Cannes in 2008, features both song and poetry.

    Philip French, recently crowned critic of the year at the British Press Awards, has spent almost five decades as the Observer’s film critic. His extraordinary career has charted many of the finest moments of cinema history. He was editor of the much acclaimed Faber Book of Movie Verse (1993).

    Nick Drake is a distinguished poet and movie script writer. His first poetry collection, The Man in the White Suit, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1999. His most recent collection, From the Word Go, was published in 2007. His most recent movie work includes the screenplay for the film Romulus, My Father.

    Kaleem Sheikh, who studied Indian Classical Music under tutelage of Ustad Sultan Khan, is an expert on Indian cinema and poetry. Amongst other things he worked with the late Ismael Merchant (of Merchant Ivory Films), as a broadcast music journalist for BBC Radio, and as a consultant on ethnomusicology and poetry.

    Jay Visva Deva, a creative arts consultant, is the chief executive of Sama Arts Network, one of the leading arts organisations in the UK. He has produced over fifteen hundred events in the UK, including many landmark Indian performing arts events. A founding member of Navras Records, an important music labels specialising in Indian Classical Music, he is now advises Sachal Music, a new label from Lahore, which is being launched in London this autumn.

    The event will also feature poetry readings from the distinguished actor Lucy Tregear.

    [If you wants pictures go to the Kings Place site :) or join us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/poetinthecityUK and shout at us till we work.]
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    What it doesn't say there, of course, is that I've organised a good proportion of it.

    However! If anyone knows anyone with a poetry interest and wants a good excuse to see Terence Davies read poetry (!) and be in conversation with him and the others, please do tell 'em. And then tell 'em to spread the word if you could.

    I know that this event costs [unlike most of our events] but it will be worth it.
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    No way I can go, however, I wouldn't mind hearing what it was like from those folks who DO go.
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    Thanks Rootfireember.

    [even if now one else does come along, click the 'With Me' tab after Monday and I'll have typed up an alright review someplace and so I'll be sure to post it here.]
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    Hooray! :D