Primary Colours

goetheschillerpsConceived and curated by Paul Evans and Brian Lewis, The Rose of Temperaments is a new collaborative project featuring poetry by Angelina D’Roza, A.B. Jackson, Chris Jones, Geraldine Monk, Helen Mort and Alistair Noon. Each poet has been allocated one of six primary or secondary colours – Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow and Orange – and has created a sonnet based on that colour. A new sonnet will appear on The Rose of Temperaments website every Thursday from 18 August to 22 September 2016; recordings, essays and other materials relating to the project will also be uploaded during this period. Part of Year of Making Sheffield 2016 and Festival of the Mind.

Ted Hughes Festival (Karl Hurst)‘In all the overheard talk, there is scant mention of Brexit, though it can’t be far from the surface. One theme that does recur throughout the evening – onstage and offstage – is community: not in an abstract sense, or in worthy, dutiful proclamations, but as a lived and living thing, shared and particular, the point from which many of tonight’s poems, tales and songs begin.’
A new post on the Longbarrow Blog reflects on two recent festivals in Mexborough and Hillsborough, and the threads of community, common heritage and collaboration that run through them. Click here to read ‘The Outbuilding’ by Brian Lewis.

Kinder Scout (Emma Bolland)To mark 10 years of Longbarrow Press, we’ve created a limited offer for August: order any of our handsome litho-printed hardbacks and you’ll also receive a free copy of Peter Riley’s acclaimed pamphlet The Ascent of Kinder Scout, with free UK postage and packing. The seven hardbacks are:
Contraflow by Fay Musselwhite, Envies the Birds by Angelina D’Roza, Skin by Chris Jones, The Navigators by Matthew CleggSteps by Mark Goodwin, West North East by Matthew Clegg and The Footing anthology. For more details (and to order), click here.

It should be here, block F, he’s sure…  Our current Featured Poem is Angelina D’Roza‘s ‘To the Corner Shop and Back’ (from her debut Longbarrow Press collection Envies the Birds). Click here to read the poem. Angelina D’Roza will be reading with Fay Musselwhite in the intimate setting of the Turret House, Sheffield Manor Lodge, on Saturday 17 September (2pm start). Advance booking essential (due to limited space); click here for more details.

Images: Karl Hurst (2), Emma Bolland (3).

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