Wednesday 28 March
7pm for 7.30 start
The blizzard may have got the better of us last month but we're delighted to make a triumphant return to The Triangle in March. We've got a real treat in store with a headline set from BBC Verb New Voices star Laura Potts, plus live musical accompaniment from cellist Keely Hodgson. We'll have poetry and prose open mic too - sign up to read via firstname.lastname@example.org or on the door.
ABOUT OUR HEADLINERS
Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and Lieder Poet at The University of Leeds, her work has appeared in Ezra Pound’s Agenda, Poetry Salzburg Review and The Interpreter’s House. Having worked at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea, Laura was last year shortlisted in The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She also became one of The Poetry Business’ New Poets and a BBC New Voice for 2017. Laura's first BBC radio drama Sweet The Mourning Dew aired at Christmas, and she received a commendation from The Poetry Society in 2018.
Keely Hodgson is a musician and composer who has written for professional performances in London, Leeds, York, Birmingham and Manchester and commissions from the ensemble Gemini, soprano Patricia Rozario and the BBC. Much of her music has been inspired by poetry or has set poetry to music. After a brief incarnation as a music lecturer at Huddersfield University, she spent time away from the professional music scene raising a family, and re-discovered her love of singing. Her journey back to music-writing and performing includes working as a Primary School Music Specialist and leading various community singing groups, workshops and retreats, as well as organising The Purple Room evenings of spoken word and music. In more recent times she has started to write her own songs, returned to cello and guitar playing and performs at open mic nights.
Laura and Keely will be performing together, following collaborations at last year's Wakefield Lit Fest and Verb New Voices Showcase.