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Torbay Open Poetry Competition

www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk/competition

£1,000 first prize
plus free weekend at the poetry festival, (19th – 23rd Oct
2017 ), including accommodation and Festival Pass.
£400 second prizeplus a free Festival Pass.
£200 third prizeplus ticket for the
Festival Supper for two.
ENTRANCE FEE: £5.00 per poem, or 5 poems for £20.00.
Winners to be announced at the PRIZE-WINNERS’ PARTY on
Saturday 21st October, at the Torbay Poetry Festival, Livermead Cliff Hotel,
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Alice in Wonderland

Until August 17

Storeyhouse, Chester

www.storyhouse.com

3*

Everybody loves Alice and enjoys her adventures and here we are, graced with a most inventive adaptation, which turns out to be an exuberant flight of fancy. That, plus all the wordplay, create an remarkable tribute to Lewis Carroll. However, it did seem like a play of two halves, and if the second one was meant to be based on Through The Looking Glass, Jabberwocky was the only thing which rang a bell, and although there was an extremely clever twist at the end of Part 1 which carried over, basically, Part Deux seemed somewhat superfluous. It was all rather confusing, well,for adults anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beggar’s Opera

Until August 18

Storeyhouse, Chester

www.storyhouse.com

3*

At long last, here we are in this lovely new building, with the novelty of so many excellent productions.And they may say beggars can’t be choosers but here’s a choice version being served up, if a touch on the Pantomime side – even to a Dame; tons of local references too.

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David Burland Poetry Prize 2017

31 July 2017

www.davidburlandliteraryservices.com

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INKTEARS FLASH FICTION CONTEST 2017

UK + International

31 July 2017

www.inktears.com/ffentry

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June 30
Poetry Space Competition 2017

www.poetryspace.co.uk

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June 30
The London Magazine’s Poetry Prize 2017

http://thelondonmagazine.org

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June 26

MERE LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017
21
st Anniversary: October 9-15

Poetry Competition

www.merelitfest.co.uk

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July 31

BOOKS IRELAND SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017

http://www.booksirelandmagazine.com/competition/

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July 31

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Settle Sessions National Competition

http://settlesessions.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html

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