Spinnaker Tower hosts night of poetry

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AN EVENING of Portsmouth-themed poetry and music is coming to the Spinnaker Tower.

Portsmouth University chancellor Sheila Hancock is taking part in a unique event which will provide guests with the chance to enjoy the arts while looking out over the city's lights.

Spinnaker Press, publishers of This Island City, the first anthology of poetry about Portsmouth, have teamed up with Tongues&Grooves Poetry Club, Feckless musical group and young musicians from Portsmouth High School to devise an exciting programme of poetry and music.

Julie Millard, Director of Spinnaker Press, said: 'Portsmouth has a wonderful musical tradition - its naval history has given it shanties, dockyard work songs and pub songs, many of them touching, funny, or decidedly politically incorrect - and this tradition lives on in the many musical groups performing live all over the city now.

'Portsmouth's poetry is also very strong. Several of poetry's big names, past and present, come from Portsmouth, and this tradition, too, lives on and grows through the poetry clubs, notably Tongues&Grooves.'

The event, called Poetry over Portsmouth, will take place on Thursday February 3, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Ticket availability is limited, visit spinnakerpress.co.uk to book.

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