Saturday 2 June 2012

Stamford's 2012 Poet Laureate celebrates the Jubilee

Earlier this year Stamford Arts Centre announced Stamford's first Poet Laureate. The winner was Darren Rawnsley, a teacher at Wild’s Lodge School in Empingham. He will be performing a selection of his poems on the hour every hour at Stamford’s Town Hall as part of the town’s Jubilee celebrations.  

Upcoming Events

If you've been inspired to get into poetry, make sure you don't miss these upcoming events at Stamford Arts Centre:

Pint of Poetry - Open Mic Poetry Evening 8pm

Held every last Wednesday of the month at 8pm at Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar compered by Darren Rawnsley and Camilla McLean. Just turn up and enjoy the poetry or have a go at performing your own work!

Current dates for Pint of Poetry:
  • 27th June 2012
  • 25th July 2012
  • 29th August 2012
  • 26th September 2012
  • 31st October 2012
  • 28th November 2012

Monthly Poetry Clinic 5.30pm to 7pm

Held every last Friday of the month. Current dates for the poetry clinic are:
  • 29th June 2012
  • 27th July 2012
  • 31st August 2012
  • 28th September 2012
  • 26th October 2012
  • 30th November 2012

 Monday writing forum 6pm to 8pm Monthly (Every second Monday.)

To book visit Stamford Arts Centre on St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 6PZ, call the Box Office - Tel: 01780 763203 or book online at

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