NORWAY SQUARE Bob Devereux’s open-air lunchtime poetry and music sessions – every day of the Festival from 12.30-2pm – feature a talented array of local and visiting performers.
Norway Square has been the beating heart of the Festival ever since it began – and it even took place during the fallow years when there wasn’t a Festival!
The only year it didn’t happen was 2020 when it took a pandemic to stop the best free Festival show in town – and even then a few faithful made the pilgrimage for old times sake. Plus, rain never stops play with Bob moving his sessions to a nearby gallery during bad weather.
THE LISTINGS BELOW ARE FOR POETRY EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 2021.
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Wednesday 15th September 2.30-3.30pmIn A Watery Place II, Porthmeor Studios Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
Ebun Sodipo is an artist and writer making work for those who will come after: the black trans people of the future. Using poetry, installation, and performance she will be examining the potential of shining, reflective surfaces as gateways to embodied black trans archives, establishing connections between possible ancestors, descendants and present selves.
Wednesday 15th September 7pm
WS Graham: Constructed Space, St Senara Church, Zennor
The Grammarsow presents an evening of poetry celebrating WS Graham, renowned St Ives poet (1918-1986). Cornwall-based poets Mac Dunlop, Aimée Lê and Luke Thompson read from their work and consider notions of distance. Free (Donations to Church Funds)
Thursday 16th and Thursday the 23rd September 8pm
BIG FRUGS St Ives Arts Club
Bob Devereux – one of the founding fathers of the Festival – will be hosting two Big Frug nights of poetry, music, story-telling and much more with a collection of local and visiting performers. Audience tickets are limited so book hearly to avoid disappointment