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A Part of the Main – first London reading

Quaker Centre Bookshop,  173-177 Euston Road   London  NW1 2BJ

Fri, 21 June 2019      18:30     and livestreamed on the Quaker Centre Facebook page.

Philip Gross and Lesley Saunders read from their collaborative book A Part of the Main, the outcome of what began as an email conversation between them during the political upheavals of 2016-17, and developed into an improvised poetry sequence that moves, in swerves and echoes, beyond the immediate occasion into themes of migration, exile, loss of love or home or language, even life itself.


Lines on the Wall… in Manchester

Lines on the Wall – poetry and performance at Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. Thursday 4th July           ... the walls that divide us, and the walls that we want to remember. Philip GrossTania Hershman and several Open Mic readers shared poems on the theme of walls, division, or borders, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. The wall that still stands on the Bootle Street side of Friends’ Meeting House is where peaceful pro-democracy protesters were wounded and killed.