Poetry

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“Spring Ahead” and win a £20 voucher with Peel Park’s poetry competition

Peel Park is holding a poetry competition to boost public involvement with the park this spring. The “Spring Ahead” poetry […]

Dan McLaughlin
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“I once had a gentleman square up to me when I was onstage” – Comedy comes to the Old Pint Pot

Lancastrian poet and comedian, Dan McLaughlin, to perform at the old pint pot this evening, with some hot takes and […]

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“I once picked up John Cooper Clarke at 3.30pm; he had a custard cream for breakfast” – Henry Normal unveils Salford memories and poem ahead of Lowry gig

Henry Normal, one of the greats of British comedy and the performing arts is coming to Salford during his next […]

“Dusty’s ability to fill me with joy and to show me kindness and love, every day that helped me in ways I didn’t realise” – Salford Author releases new book about a disabled boy and his dog, saving the world

“Dusty’s ability to fill me with joy and to show me kindness and love, every day that helped me in ways I didn’t realise” – Salford Author releases new book about a disabled boy and his dog, saving the world

Robert Martin, an author living in Broughton released his first book, Joe and Dusty Save the World last week. The […]

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“I think a lot of poets and performers have just been really really missing live gigs ,” – Salford poet hosts online event for World Poetry Day

Salford-based Canadian poet Rose Condo is hosting a charity poetry event called #HavePoemsWillTravel on Sunday 21 March in celebration of […]

Jackie Kay by Claudia Alonso (2015) University of Salford Art Collection

Salford University Chancellor hosted online Christmas festival special ‘Makar to Cracker’

University of Salford Chancellor, Jackie Kay CBE, hosted an online Christmas festival last night, Makar to Cracker. The Scottish poet, […]

"James nominated Laura for our chocolate prize. He dropped a packet of Haribo he was given at school yesterday and Laura found it and kept it for him, and she helps us across the road every school day"
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“It makes them think about the good in the world” – The Salford poetry competition spreading Christmas joy

The Salford Poetry Competition aims to spread Christmas joy by nominating members of the Salford community to receive a bar of […]

Committee members of The Poets' Union at The University of Salford.

University of Salford Poets’ Union is raising money for an LGBTQ+ charity this Christmas

The Poets’ Union at the University of Salford is set to raise money for an international LGBTQ+ charity with a […]

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Salford student launches poetry competition for women about waste

A Salford student has partnered with Manchester magazine Floresta to create a poetry competition on the theme of waste. The […]