‘Winning Words’ – A Poetry project for the Cultural Olympiad – Monday July 16th

Thanks to Leigh and Nicky from The Hours in Brecon for this post.

As none of us can fail to be aware, the Olympic Games are almost upon us; what some of you might not know is that running alongside the main event, towns and cities across the country are taking part in cultural projects and events that aim to celebrate and mark this momentous event through not just sport but performance, art, poetry and much more…

Theatr Brycheiniog has been chosen to represent Brecon in the ‘Winning Words’ project – an initiative inspired by the Cultural Olympiad to bring poetry to life across the UK. Its aim is to leave a lasting legacy of inspirational poetry installations in seven specially-chosen towns with Brecon being the only town to receive this accolade in Wales.

We at ‘The Hours’ are thrilled to be working with the Theatre to deliver a series of initiatives with the specific aim of promoting and celebrating poetry; encouraging people to write more poetry, as well as leaving a lasting legacy for the town through the establishment of a Poetry Trail through town which will see poems by noted Welsh poets etched in slate and displayed in selected locations across town.

As such, on Monday July 16th, we are delighted to be welcoming the celebrated Poet, Critic and Professor of Creative Writing Tony Curtis to ‘The Hours’ for a day of ‘Winning Words’ Poetry delights:

  • 2pm – ‘Poetry Workshop’. An opportunity for budding and established poets to workshop their writing with one of Wales’ most foremost Writers. (Fee £5)
  • 7pm – ‘Poetry Reading’. Tony will be joined by the Poet, Novelist, Editor and Literary Critic Grahame Davies for a reading of their work.

Places on the workshop are limited and should be booked in advance by telephoning ‘The Hours’ on 01874 622800 or emailing thehours@btinternet.com. The Poetry reading is open to all so do please come along!

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