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Saudha International Literature Festival
The festival preaches the art and beauty of imagination, languages from different cultural heritages through talks, reading, performances.
Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, Saudha is bringing new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.
Rich Mix, London
35-47 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E1 6LA
Sunday 4 June at 4pm
This session at Rich Mix offers spoken-word performances, strong literature-based music performances from medieval and pre-medieval age, Book Launches, reading by contemporary poets and its visual interpretation through different form of dances that include poets John FarndonMark CoverdaleJah-Mir EarlyLeo Boix, David Lee MorganHanna KomarMona DashLest G. MedinaTanjina Nur-i Siddique singer and theatre-activist Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty singer and songwriter Shreya Wadhwa, flautist Tanisha Chowdhury spoken-word artists Poppy ShahnazUrmee MazherMunira ParvinSoma Das dancers Ishita SinhaSayoni Batabyal Lahiri author and pianist Peter Culshaw author Mike Sherriff filmmaker Makbul Chowdhury a versatile Indian singer and Tagore -ambassador Sri Sanjoy Dey for incredible artistic contribution to the launch of the festival.
Canary Wharf Rooftop Garden
Crossrail Place,London,E14 5AB
Saturday, 17 June at 5pm
The session features spoken-word performances, reading by contemporary poets and its visual interpretation through different form of dances.
Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane,Horsforth,LS18 5HD
Thursday 22 June at 6pm
This session in collaboration with Leeds Trinity University and Leeds 2023 is featuring a talks on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, poetry-theatre and performance of medieval music based on amazingly powerful lyrics.
Poplar Union, London
2 Cotall Street,London,E14 6TL
Saturday 24 June at 5pm and Sunday 25 June at 4pm
this two-day session at Poplar Union (Saturday 24 June at 5pm and Sunday 25 June at 4pm) features spoken-word performances, reading by experimental poets and writers, presentations of poetry-theatre.
Keats House, London
10 Keats Grove,London,NW3 2RR
Saturday 1 July at 5.30pm
the session at the Keats House is featuring a talks on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, poetry-theatre and book-launch.
The session focuses on reading from the literature of medieval, pre-medieval and romantic age.
Roundhay Park | Poetry in the wood
Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2JL
Sunday 2 July at 5.30pm
This session at Roundhay Park features spoken-word performances, strong literature-based music performances from medieval and pre-medieval age, reading by contemporary poets with barbecue in the wood.
The House of Commons
St Margaret St,London,SW1A 0AA,GB
Tuesday 4 July at 5pm
Sponsored by Alex Sobel MP, Saudha is bringing new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.
The session at the House of Commons is featuring a talk on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, a book launch of a poetry collection by a talented Bengali poet and academic Shamim Reza.
Registration ticket link:
Nehru Centre, London
8 South Audley Street,London,W1K 1HF,GB
Thursday 13 June 2023 at 6.30pm
The Gronthee International Literature Summit is returning to the city for the second time with leading experimental writers and poets as well as new voices of different languages joining from the UK and abroad.
Curated by the editor of the Gronthee Shamim Shahan and poet Ahmed Kaysher, the festival features readings, presentation of poetry-theatre, talks and book launch and a brief presentation of Raag Lalit by Pt Chiranjeeb Chakraborty.
The highlight of the festival is a book launch (Independence to Freedom) by an iconic promoter of Indian classical music in the West Viram Jasani with a brief appearance of legendary guitarist and the founder of Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page.
Oxford Poetry Library
The Community Works, 21 Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HH
Saturday 9 Septemeber at 3pm
The session in collaboration with Oxford Poetry Library and an oxford-based literary magazine La Ninf Eco, features some haunting spoken-word performances from medieval and pre-medieval manuscripts of different languages (English translation), brief poetry-theatres (theatrical presentation of poetry). reading by contemporary poets from different cultural heritage (with English translation), talks on New Literature / New Movements.
Venue: From Jun 4, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023 in London and other cities