Celebrating Slovenian Poetry : European Poetry Festival

30 Jun

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD


Event details

Join us in celebrating Slovenian Poetry on Thursday 30 June. We are proud to be a venue for the 2022 European Poetry Festival and look forward to seeing you.

Thursday 30 June


Free entry

Contemporary Slovenian poets will present brand new performance collaborations with British-based poets. The poets perform in pairs and have created work for the event.

The Poets

Andreja Štepec and Vik Shirley
Nika Prusnik Kardum
and Ali Graham
Milan Šelj and Cherry Smyth

Martin Wakefield and Paul Hawkins
Thomas Helm
and Giles Goodland
Lisa Blackwell and Beverly Frydman
Mathura and Rishi Dastidar

With live works made for the night, this free event will be a celebration of a new generation of Slovenian poets as well as a unique showcase of collaboration and poetry.

This event will also see the launch of Found & Lost by Laura Davis (Kingston University Press) and Gongfarmer, I love thee by Bob Brightt (Sampson Low)

The Poetry Festival is supported by Slovenian Embassy in London.

You can read, watch and listen to previous EPF Slovenian celebration events by visiting the website.

Although it’s free to attend, please book a seat if you want to take part in celebrating Slovenian Poetry.

About the European Poetry Festival

The European Poetry Festival takes place not only in the UK, but in several European countries. It celebrates the resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovate what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries.

The fifth festival takes place between 15th June and 9th July 2022.