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Call for Poets: collaborative performance to mark Somme centenary | 01-Nov-16

The Poetry School are looking for 8-10 writers to work with poet, Poetry School tutor and film fan Simon Barraclough on a collaborative performance to mark the centenary of the Somme. 

The performance will centre on the 1916 documentary and war film The Battle of the Somme, which used real footage of the battle and changed popular perceptions of war forever. The new work you write will be performed alongside a public screening of the film at Lambeth's Cinema Museum in in early February 2017. 

The project will be in three parts: a private screening of the film for participants and a briefing at the beginning of December, a two-month writing period during which time participants will gather online to discuss progress, and a one-day rehearsal in February followed by a public screening of the film and a performance of the new poems. 

This project aims to provide professional development training for poets who want to learn how to write collaboratively for performance. Sound useful? See further details here


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