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Filigree events and workshops

Find below the full list of Filigree events and workshops. We'll be adding new dates as and when they get confirmed.

London

Kadija Sesay & Friends: (Post) National Poetry Day event with readings from Filigree 
8 October Barbican Library, London 7-9pm (6.30pm for refreshments)
Maggie Harris, Selena Rodrigues, Michael Campbell and Roy McFarlane
Book online.

Save the Date!
Launch event in London: 23 November (details TBC)

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Khadijah Ibrahiim on BBC Radio 4: Writing Yorkshire

Peepal Tree Press took part in a BBC Radio 4 Extra showcase programme ‘Writing Yorkshire’. The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 15 September on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9am and then again at 7pm. The show will feature poet Khadijah Ibrahiim.

Image: Sam Toolsie

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SI Leeds Literary Prize events 2018

There are a number of exciting events shaping up for this year's SI Leeds Literary Prize. There are some great speakers and writers involved across London this year. We'll be adding dates as we get them, so check back regularly or join our mailing list to keep up to date.

Rich Mix

Friday 14 September
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Tickets: £7.50 / £5.00
Book online

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Rare chance to see Fred D'Aguiar in the UK

A rare chance to hear Fred D'Aguiar read in the UK. Now based in the States, Fred will travel home to London to launch his new Carcanet collection Translations from Memory at the Poetry Café (London), where you can see him in conversation with Jacob Sam-La Rose.

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The Kitch Tour

Anthony Joseph embarks on series of UK and US events exploring the legacy of The Empire Windrush. Marking the first major wave of migrants from the Caribbean to UK in the 20th century, their arrival changed and enriched our society and culture. Joseph will use his new novel, Kitch, as a starting point to interrogate this history and look at where we are now. Join him to examine the politics and activism, culture and music of the Caribbean on Britain.

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Conversation with Vahni Capildeo & MA Student Readings

Conversation with Vahni Capildeo & MA Student Readings
Thu 21 June 2018, 7-10pm
The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

An evening with Vahni Capildeo and students from Lancaster’s MA Creative Writing Programmes. Hear the poems of award winning poet, Vahni Capildeo, then listen to brand new work from our creative writing students. This is part of a two evening celebratory event, hosted by the English Literature and Creative Writing Department.

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Kei Miller, Sai Murray at The Leeds Library Salon: On Freedom

The Leeds Library Salon: On Freedom
Fri 29 June
Doors 6.30pm, 7-8.30pm

Presented by Leeds Library.

Curated and co-produced by Renaissance One

Doors 6.30pm, Event 7pm – 8.30pm

With Kei Miller, Naomi Sumner Chan, Sai Murray, The David Oluwale Memorial Association (DOMA) and Melanie Abrahams.

The first in a new quarterly event of talks, live art and performances, mini-lectures, and conviviality.

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The Motley Muse

The Motley Muse
The Various Art of Poetry, or, ‘Not the Royal Wedding’

In The White Goddess, Robert Graves describes how the status of Irish ollaves was such that they were the only members of the court apart from the King entitled to wear six different colours in their apparel, and memorably compared roving bands of itinerant bards, dazzling in their motley, to the many-coloured mixed flocks of titmice — great, blue, coal, marsh, willow, long-tailed — that roam the countryside in autumn and winter, each singing their distinctive songs.

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Anthony Joseph: The Frequency of Magic

Anthony Joseph: The Frequency of Magic
Saturday 9 June 2018, 5pm
St Pancras Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

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Sorrel & Black Cake: A Windrush Story

Sorrel & Black Cake: A Windrush Story
Saturday 23 June 2018, 7-10pm
Room 700, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB

A radiogram stands proud in the corner of Miss Letty’s immaculate front room. Gathered around are her family and friends, full of questions about her life and determined to give her the send-off she deserves. As they delve into her photo album and record collection, they are transported back to her arrival in Britain from the Caribbean in 1948, and the beginning of an incredible story.

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