Events

  • Mon
    10
    Jun
    2013
    8:00 pmBristol Old Vic, The Basement
  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2013
  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2013
    8:00 pmCorn Hall
  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2013
  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2013
  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2014
    19.00-20.30Canada Water Library

    Sophie Hannah's new anthology The Poetry of Sex is a raucous, highly enjoyable collection of poems ranging from ancient Rome to modern New York. Caroline Bird will be reading her poem from the anthology, plus more. Click here for more details

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2014
    7-9.30pmThe Sutton Gallery, 18a Dundas Street, Edinburgh
  • Fri
    18
    Apr
    2014
    8 onwardsCounting House, Edinburgh

    Rally & Broad is a magnificent cabaret of spoken word, music & other lyrical delight...

  • Fri
    02
    May
    2014
    8:00 pmGallery Cafe in Bethnal Green
  • Wed
    11
    Jun
    2014
    8:30 pmNorthern Stage (formally Newcastle Playhouse.)

    Caroline’s pitch-black comedy about power, lethal injection and the desperate need for a Twix. "Smart, effortless and shocking" The Times. Only two performances in Newcastle. Book now!
    See more at: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/chamber-piece

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    2:00 pmNorthern Stage (formally Newcastle Playhouse.)

    Matinee Performance. Book tickets at: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/chamber-piece

  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014
    Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014
    7:30 pmOxford Playhouse

    A pitch-black comedy by Caroline Bird, about power, lethal injection, and the desperate need for a Twix.

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    8:00 pmHull Truck Theatre

    A pitch-black comedy by Caroline Bird, about power, lethal injection, and the desperate need for a Twix.

  • Thu
    23
    Oct
    2014
    Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    7:30 pmRoyal Exchange Theatre

    A pitch-black comedy by Caroline Bird about power, lethal injection and the desperate need for a Twix.

  • Tue
    04
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmThe Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

    Raising money for the East End social enterprise,The Luminary Bakery,
    Caroline will sharing a stage with Katy Wix, Naomi Wood and Kate Maclean. There will be cake! http://thespecialrelationship.net/main/episode-35/

  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014
    Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014
    Lumb Bank

    ‘What country, friends, is this?’: Poetry’s New Worlds.

    This will be a week of energy, delight and serious poetic play, giving you and your poems the space, focus and stimulus they deserve – in a responsive, supportive and attentive atmosphere.

  • Thu
    20
    Nov
    2014
    Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmWarwick Arts Centre

    A pitch-black comedy by Caroline Bird, about power, lethal injection, and the desperate need for a Twix.

  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 amThe Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street, Oxford.

    A poetry reading with Tina Sederholm.

  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014
    7:30 pm THE FORGE, 3-7 DELANCEY STREET, LONDON NW1 7NL

    A night of live poetry and music.

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2015
    12noon Lyric Hammersmith

    Last chance to see Caroline Bird’s pitch-black comedy about lethal injections, power-struggles and the desperate need for a Twix. Book tickets here: http://www.lyric.co.uk/whats-on/production/chamber-piece/

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 pmThe Roastery, Magdalen Road, Oxford

    Info about the night to be posted here, and a bit of background here

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2015
    5pm-8pmNottingham Playhouse

    ‘A door opens, a door shuts. In between you have had a glimpse: a garden, a person, a rainstorm, a dragonfly, a heart, a city.’ (Sylvia Plath.) How do we ‘glimpse’ our own lives, as if for the first time? How do we glimpse our family, our daily trudge, ourselves? Experience the thrill of the unknown, in our own backyard? Caroline’s workshop will explore the practice of ‘glimpsing,’ new ways of seeing, and hidden doors. Be prepared to write an almost criminal number of poems in a matter of hours. Book a place here

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2015
    3pm (doors at 2.30) Stereo, 22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 6PH

    A magnificent cabaret of lyrical delight with CAROLINE BIRD/ ALAN BISSETT/ THE LAST SEPTEMBER/ MARIANNE MACRAE/ HAILEY BEAVIS. More details here. 

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2015
    Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    7.30pm (plus Thurs and Sat 2.30 matinees.)Soho Theatre

    An evening of 9 short plays, written by Caroline Bird, Brad Birch, Tom Hughes, Sarah Kosar, Eve Leigh, Lulu Raczka, Amy Rosenthal, Somalia Seaton and Penelope Skinner. Book tickets here.

  • Thu
    16
    Jul
    2015
    7.30-10.30pm 74A Newman Street, London, W1T 3DB

    An evening of poetry and music with Rachel Long, Caleb Femi, Yo Zushi and George Chopping.

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2015
    7:30 amMedley Manor Farm, Binsey.

    A unique evening of blues music and poetry with Caroline Bird, Nia, The Great Western Tears, and George Chopping.

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    4:00 pmCurious Festival, Kings Cross, Lewis Cubitt Square

    A political poetry bonanza with Caroline Bird, Dean Atta, Deanna Rodger and Anthony Anaxagorou.

  • Wed
    28
    Oct
    2015
    Doors at 7.30Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

    A poetry night courtesy of Apples and Snakes.

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 pmSummerhall, Edinburgh

    More details to follow.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015
    Sat
    02
    Jan
    2016
    7pm (and matinees)Northern Stage, Newcastle

    A brand new re-twisted version of the classic story, written by Caroline Bird. An angry orphan escapes a grey town on the back of a hurricane. She lands in a mysterious country of tiny people and wicked witches, where the trees carry bazookas, the crows recite slam poetry, and a mouse can blow your head off. In just one day, this little girl revolutionizes an entire nation. She brings freedom, and colour. Her name is DOROTHY. Book tickets here.

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2016
    7:30 pmThe Habakkuk Room, Jesus College

    A night of poetry from Caroline Bird - plus wine.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    TBCRoyal Festival Hall

    Now an annual event at the Women of the World Festival, the Under 10s Feminist Corner is led by Caroline Bird and is welcome to any inquisitive soul (so long as they are under 10 years old.)

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    7:30 amThe Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

    The Iphigenia Quartet sees four of the UK’s most exciting and radical playwrights - Caroline Bird, Suhayla El Bushra, Lulu Raczka, and Chris Thorpe – create explosive responses to this classical tragedy. Book tickets here. 

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    6.30-8.30pmKeats House - 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR.

    Join us to toast the launch of the latest issue of The Poetry Review at Keats House, with readings from Caroline Bird, Emily Berry, A K Blakemore and David Hart. The event will be hosted by Editor Maurice Riordan. Book tickets here

  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    8:00 pmEdinburgh

    A magnificent cabaret of lyrical delight. More details to follow.

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    week-long residential courseThe Hurst

    “A door opens, a door shuts. In between you have had a glimpse: a garden, a person, a rainstorm, a dragonfly, a heart, a city.” (Sylvia Plath) How do we ‘glimpse’ our own lives, as if for the first time? Experience the thrill of the unknown, in our own backyard? This week will explore new ways of seeing, new ways of writing, and hidden doors. Be prepared to write an almost criminal number of poems. Book places here. 

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016
    From 1.30pmThe Perch, Binsey Lane, OX2 0NG Oxford

    We are hosting a FESTIVAL and it's going to be the biggest party Oxford has ever seen! Featuring Caroline Bird, Luke Kennard, Death of the Maiden, George Chopping, Ags Connoly, Nia Wyn, Black Casino and the Ghost and more.

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    1:00 pmEntrance Hall, The British Library
    Poets Caroline Bird,  Katt Price, Hannah Silva and Andra Simons will be recorded live onto wax cylinders by British Library composer-in-residence Aleks Kolkowski using an original Edison phonograph. Click here for more info.
  • Wed
    07
    Sep
    2016
    8:00 pmThe Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall

    We’re emerging. But what does that even mean? And when have we ‘emerged’? Hosted by Caroline Bird, join the Poetry Library and TOAST for an evening of discussion and poetry that interrogates the idea of the poet’s path. Click here to book.

  • Fri
    25
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    Residential courseMoniack Mhor, Invernesshire

    'Before you can surprise an audience, you must first surprise yourself on the page. This is not a crash-course in ‘the right style,’ but rather a process of unlearning in order to encounter afresh. How can we delight, frighten, confuse and confound ourselves on paper, and then bring that to the stage? How can we write and perform like ourselves?' Caroline will spend the weekend leading participants through an exploration of the mechanisms and language for performance.

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    8pm onwardsLyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

    https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/variety-nights

  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    The Hurst
    Caroline will be co-tutoring a five day writing retreat at The Hurst, with Luke Kennard. Apply for a place here.
    “When one is highly alert to language . . . everything begs to be in a poem” —James Tate
    How do we nurture our alertness? Flood our brains with all the possibilities of language? Make the whole world beg to be included on our page? This will be a week of linguistic
    adventure and experimentation. Expect an avalanche of new poems.
  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017

    Publication date of Caroline's long-awaited fifth poetry collection, In These Days Of Prohibition. Buy a copy here.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    Sat 2pm, Sun 5pmSt Germans, Cornwall

    http://porteliotfestival.com/

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pmDINA, Sheffield

    With Rachel McCrum. Presented by Apples and Snakes. Book tickets here. 

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    3pm - 5pmWainsgate Chapel, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8SU

    With Rachel McCrum. Book tickets here. 

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 pmThe Y Theatre, Leicester
    Celebrating Pride week. With Cynthia Rodriguez. More details can be found here.
  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    8:00 pmWardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

    With Rachel McCrum. Presented by Inky Fingers. Book tickets here. 

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    6:00 pmThe Old Vic Theatre, London

    Book tickets here. 

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmHannah Maclure Centre

    With Rachel McCrum. Presented by Literary Dundee. Book tickets here. 

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 pmBongo Club, Edinburgh

    With Rachel McCrum. Hosted by Flint and Pitch. Book tickets here. 

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    2:30 pmHallé St Peter’s

    With George Szirtes. Book tickets here. 

  • Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017
    4:30 pmTown Hall, Market Pl, Woodstock OX20 1SL

    With Keith Jarrett. To book tickets email: info@woodstockbookshop.co.uk

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018
    3.30-5.30Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street

    The Poetry School and New Writing North present a free reading from the New North Poets, their mentor Clare Pollard and special guest Caroline Bird

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018
    7:00 pmRoyal Festival Hall, Southbank

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the TS Eliot Prize and presented by Ian McMillan, the 2017 Shortlist Readings is a major highlight of the literary calendar.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    7.30-10.30pmDIY Space for London, 96-102 Ormside St London, SE15 1TF

    Poetry performance with Amy Leon and Jamal Mehmood.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    7:45 pmGlasgow, Mitchell Library North Street Glasgow G3 7DN Scotland

    Poetry reading with Robert Minhinnick

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmCanada Water Theatre

    To find out more and book tickets, follow this link: https://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/2259/Canada-Water/Chill-Pill

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 pmScottish Poetry Library

    Book tickets here. 

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    1:00 pmBurgage Hall, Ledbury, HR8 1DW, United Kingdom

    Book tickets here

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    9:00 pmThe Broadway Theatre, Peterborough

    With Toby Campion.

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018
    8:45 pmSpeakeasy Tent
  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmTate Modern, Terrace Shop, Bankside London SE1 9TG

    Book tickets here

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmLouis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich

    With John Challis. More info here. 

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    1:00 pmHull College, Horncastle Building, Hull.

    With Jay Bernard and Phoebe Stuckes. FREE. More info here.

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    4:30 pmHull College Horncastle Building

    Jacob Polley, Caroline Bird, Wayne Holloway-Smith and Mary Jean Chan join Paul Farley on stage for a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary poetry series The Echo Chamber. FREE. More info here. 

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    Various timesQueen Elizabeth Hall

    With Anthony Anaxagorou, Hannah Lowe, and Zaffar Kunial. FREE. More info here. 

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018
    4:00 pmPerformance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

    'Mouthful of Stars' - with Siddhartha Bose & Luke Kennard. Book tickets here. 

  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    2:30 pmThe Pit, Barbican Centre

    Pit Party curated by and starring Inua Ellams, with a screening of cult-classic The Warriors plus poetry, hip-hop music and dance. Book tickets here. 

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Kit, Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NZ

    Book tickets here

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018
    6:15 pmWaterstones, Derby

    Get tickets here. 

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 pmBolton Central Library

    More details to follow

 

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