19th May, 2016

19 Fai, 2016

Starts | Dechrau: 20:00pm

Ends | Diwedd: 22:30pm




76b Walter Rd, Uplands, Swansea, Glamorgan SA1 4QA


Coleridge in Wales

A very special HOWL session!

The wonderful Coleridge in Wales festival is an 80 day call to communities, following the trail of Samuel Taylor Coleridge to find #hiddenWelshtreasure.

Travelling through the whole country, we're delighted to be playing host to (and taking part in) the festival during its Swansea stop

The evening will consist of a feature section, where our visiting Coleridgians will share their performances, and then an open mic session where you can perform your work.

Swansea is so lucky to have such an incredible community of poets, and a festival showcasing Welsh cultural treasure is the perfect place for you.

As with all feature evenings, demand for open mic places is likely to be high as time will be limited. Arrive from 8pm to avoid disappointment signing up!

The feature section of the evening will include performances from the festival's own performers:

Natasha Borton, of the Voicebox spoken word collective (from which have come previous HOWL guests like Stephanie Finegan and Sophie Mckeand). Natasha Borton has an MA in Creative Writing from Edge Hill University. She has danced to international souls as part of Talking Doorsteps with Roundhouse London and sang hymns with Spoken Witness as part of #WordsFirst with BBC1Xtra and Roundhouse.

In 2015 she was commended for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Welsh Writers and had her Debut chapbook Signed Asbestos published as part of the Erbacce Prize 2015.


Richard Parry, who studied singing with Mark Wildman, Head of Voice at Londonís Royal Academy of Music, and has gone on to sing in concert, recital and opera.
His award winning writing and performances have entertained audiences across Britain and Europe.
Passionate about British song, Richard has developed a new art form, the Dramatic Song Recital, to promote British music and encourage new audiences for the compelling world of art songs.

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