June: Cinema

Kendal College is delighted to collaborate with the Brewery Arts Centre in a celebration…

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June: Theatre

Nonsense Room Productions bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!

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June: Art

Art

Bya Sticky Fingers 2-4 Yrs

17th September 2019 – 2nd June 2020

Express your creativity and imagination in lots of different art forms

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June: Creative Learning

Mature Movers is an open dance class for all abilities, aimed at over 60s

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If you are interested in creating and producing your own work, whether it’s writing, acting, music, filmmaking, design or any creative platform in which you want to have your voice heard then come and get involved with BFC

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June: Festivals

Festivals

‘opening Doors’ Open Mic Night

18th June 2020

Start your festival experience with an open mic event, hosted by Waterstones, Kendal.

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Festivals

Festival Pass Ticket

19th June 2020

£45 includes access to all events at the festival

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Especially for our very youngest poetry audiences, Poetry Rhyme Time offers classic poems and rhyming stories for under 5s, their families and carers.

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Festivals

Read Regional Poetry Workshop

19th June 2020

Join us in Kendal’s beautiful town centre library to read and discuss contemporary poetry in a friendly group environment.

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Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award winning writer and performance poet who will be reading from her debut collection, The Celox and the Clot

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Festivals

Jackie Hagan

19th June 2020

A Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow, Jackie Hagan is a multi award winning playwright, poet and comedian and a council estate queer amputee.

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This workshop will explore what happens when we let different voices into our writing.

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Festivals

Afternoon Tea With Brewery Poets

19th June 2020

Join us at this unique event for afternoon tea with a big helping of South Cumbria’s finest contemporary poetry

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Festivals

Festival Launch

19th June 2020

Everyone is welcome to the Festival Launch for a celebratory glass of wine, and the opportunity to meet our volunteers, readers, Festival Directors, invited guests and members of Brewery Poets.

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Festivals

Kendal Mountain Festival Uk Tour 2020

19th June 2020

Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure

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Moniza Alvi’s eight collections include The Country at My Shoulder (OUP, 1993) shortlisted for the Whitbread and the T.S. Eliot poetry prizes and At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe, 2013) also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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Sat 20 Jun | 10am-1pm | £16.50 | Castle Room The art of listening…

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Ian Humphrey’s first full-length collection Zebra (Nine Arches, 2019) takes in 1980’s gay culture and multi-racial heritage.

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The blank page is a field of possibilities. But, let’s face it, it’s intimidating. How do we put those first lines down, in order to have something to work with?

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Vahni Capildeo’s seven books and five pamphlets extend from prose poetry into immersive theatre.

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Spark’s magic can transform anything. He’ll turn the bogeys up his nose into pink ribbons and bows. He’ll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo. But terrible things have started to happen in his forest – wasps, werewolves, spells going disastrously wrong…

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In The Queer Art of Failure (Duke University Press, 2011), Jack Halberstam argues that since success is always measured by patriarchal and heterosexual standards, the failure to live up to such norms can offer a new freedoms and possibilities

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Fiona Benson’s latest collection Vertigo and Ghost (Jonathan Cape, 2019) won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Roehampton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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Festivals

Late Night Open Mic With Ann Grant

20th June 2020

Ann Grant returns with the Late Night Open Mic – a festival favourite, this year with the addition of guest poet Jackie Hagan.

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Poetry is often most interesting when it lets go of the side of the pool. When the poem has to improvise to stay afloat. In those panicky moments the unconscious might express itself.

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Mary Jean Chan’s first full-length collection Flèche (Faber and Faber 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for Poetry. Chan’s work explores themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and the complexities of maternal relationships.

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Jonathan Davidson’s newly published collection, A Commonplace (Smith|Doorstop 2020), is unusual in containing not only his own work but also ‘guest poems’ by nearly a dozen other poets

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Moniza Alvi has been drawn to the strangeness and clarity of Stevie Smith’s poetry for many years, and with her experience as a writer and the discovery of the full range of Smith’s poetry she increasingly appreciated it, and is now researching the poet’s life and work at UEA.

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Vicki Feaver will be reading from her much anticipated fourth collection I Want! I Want! (Jonathan Cape, 2020). Her new work examines the voicelessness of girlhood and the fears of ageing with writing that is urgent, accessible and deeply moving.

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June: Music

‘Winning combinations are part of jazz history – Parker & Gillespie, Davis & Coltrane, Holiday & Young. Now we can add McAlmont & Webb to the list’

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Music

Tim Burgess

10th June 2020

Tim Burgess is lead singer of one of the defining bands of the ’90s, The Charlatans.

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Music

Gnoss

11th June 2020

A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’.

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June: Stage on Screen

Stage on Screen

Royal Opera House – Elektra

18th June 2020

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

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122a Highgate
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Cumbria
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