Famous poems set to music

“The most brilliant music and poetry band I’ve seen in decades.”

Carol Ann Duffy

“Little Machine’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old favourites and new ones all over again. They sing, strum, beat, get you tapping your feet, make you laugh and break your heart, every word sung clear as a bell. I swear the Bard himself  has joined this band.” 

Gillian Clarke

LiTTLe MACHiNe live dates

Dates for 2015

Fourth Friday – Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden – March 27
Cheltenham Poetry Festival – April 24
Wenlock Poetry Festival – April 26
Brighton Festival – May 5
Chipping Campden Literature Festival – May 9
Bodmin Poetry festival – May 31
Keats House – Hampstead – London June 4
Lickey Poetry Festival (Fringe) – Birmingham – September 19
Robertsbridge Festival, Sussex – October 10 
Thame Festival, Oxfordshire – October 17
Torbay Poetry Festival – October 22
Bridport Literary Festival, Dorset – Nov 15
Wokingham – All Saints Church – December 5

Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday – Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden – Mar 27

A night of poetry and music hosted by Hylda Sims were performing alongside Hilaire, Joolz Sparkes and Jill Abram. Fourth Friday happens at the Poetry Cafe from 8pm to 10:30pm -ish on the fourth Friday of almost every month., 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H PBP. Tel: 0207 420 9888. There is a bar, food and disabled access. The nearest tube station is Covent Garden. Admission £8 (£6 concessions).
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cheltenham poetry festival 2015

Cheltenham Poetry Festival – April 24

Friday 24th of April in Cheltenham. We are so excited to be returning to the Cheltenham Poetry Festival after our riotous welcome last year. We’ll bring a full slide show and a set featuring towering classics by Shakespeare, Yeats, Eliot , Shelley and local boy W E Henley; modern masterpieces by Laureate ladies Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke and Liz Lochhead and a special selection of poems from World War One (not necessarily the ones you might expect). Follow Cheltpoetfest on twitter – they are prodigious tweeters!