David J Costello
Wirral Bard
Details of past, current, and forthcoming events
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Date Event Description Time Location
10th November 2011 Jason's Poets Joint guest poet with Clare Kirwan 11:00 to 12:00 Vintage Radio
(www.vintageradio.org.uk)
87.7FM
24th May 2012 Monthly Poetry Program Guest Poet (hosted by Kemal Houghton & Linda Bradley) 12:00 to 14:00 Vintage Radio
(www.vintageradio.org.uk)
19th August 2012 DaDa Fest 2012 Poetry Open Mic 16:30 to 17:30 Bluecoat Chambers
School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BX
4th October 2012 National Poetry Day Chester Poets reading with guest poet Gill McEvoy 20:00 to 22:00 Cross Keys Inn
2, Duke Street
Chester
CH1 1RP
From 6th October 2012Annual Special Exhibition
A 600 million year history of Cheshire and the UK (Features poem "Serpent Stones" as part of exhibition until January 2013)Click for DetailsGrosvenor Museum
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD
25th October 2012 Chester Literature Festival Chester Poets 2012 Anthology "Spaces" launch 20:00 to 22:00 Cross Keys Inn
2, Duke Street
Chester
CH1 1RP
3rd January 2013First ThursdayLingham's Bookshop, Heswall (Guest Poet)19:30 to 21:00248, Telegraph Road,  Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside. CH60 7SG
25th February 2013Magma 55 LaunchThe Troubadour Cafe20:00 to Late!265, Old Brompton Road, London. SW15 9JA
6th July 2013Festival of Firsts Poetry promsVarious locations in and around New Brighton12:30 to 18:30Various locations in and around New Brighton
6th to 8th September 2013Callander Poetry WeekendVarious locations in and around Callander, ScotlandAll DayVarious locations in and around Callander, Scotland
8th October 2103Heswall Arts FestivalGlegg Arms15:00 to 16:00The Refectory, Glegg Arms, Chester Road
Gayton, Heswall
Merseyside. CH60 3SD
16th October 2013Kemal Houghton & Linda Bradley ShowVintage Radio14:00 to 16:00 www.vintageradio.org.uk
19th October 2013Chester Poets 40th Anniversary BashStanley PalaceAll DayLower Watergate Street
Chester
CH1 2LF
24th October 2013North West Poets ReadingThe Bluecoat Chambers19:30 to 21:30School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BX
26th October 2013Launch Reading - Human EngineeringThe Quaker Meeting House
(Free event, refreshments provided)
14:15 to 15:4522, School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BT
9th March 2014Reading from "In Protest"Stanza International Poetry Festival  2014
From 19:00The Byre Theatre
Studio Theatre
Abbey Street
St Andrews
KY16 9LA
10th March 2014Discussion on "In Protest"Stanza International Poetry Festival  201413:00 to 14:00Dept of English
Castle House
University of St Andrews
KY16 9AL
8th April 2014Launch ReadingAriadne's Thread 10th issue launchFrom 19:30The Old Ship - Upstairs Room,
3 King Street,
Richmond, TW9 1ND
4th June 2014Northwich LitFestNorthwich Literature Festival19:30TBC
14th July 2014Chester Poets readingVoicebox19:15@Undegun
(Formerly JJB)
11, Regent street
Wrexham
LL11 1RY 
6th September 2014Callander Poetry WeekendCallander Poetry Festival17:30 to 19:00King's Bookshop
93, Main Street
Callander
Scotland
FK17 8BQ
6th October 2014Wirral BookfestWirral Libraries annual festival of books and reading.18:00 to 19:30Wallasey Central Library
Earlston Road
Wallasey
Merseyside
CH45 5DX
7th October 2014Heswall Arts FestivalJoint reading with local poet George Horsman15:00 to 16:00The Refectory, Glegg Arms, Chester Road
Gayton, Heswall
Merseyside
 CH60 3SD
3rd November  2014The Quiet CompereTen Poets - Ten Minutes each!20:00 to 22:00Alexanders
2, Rufus, Court
Chester
CH1 2JW
12th November 2014Guest PoetSpeakers Corner19:30 for 20:00Golden Ball
2, Cromwell Road
Bishophill
York
YO1 6DU
2nd December 2014Zest PoetryAlong with Edwin Stockdale and Maureen Weldon who'll be reading from their new collections, I'll be reading a short selection of poems from Human Engineering.19:30Alexanders
2, Rufus, Court
Chester
CH1 2JW
11th July 2015Festival of  FirstsChester Poets Venue13:00 to 17:00Vanilla Lounge
1st Floor
6, Market Street
Hoylake
Merseyside
CH47 2AE
3rd August 2015Anthology Launch and ReadingThree Drops Poetry at the Three Tuns19:00 to 23:0039, Silver Street Head
Sheffield
S1 2DD
5th September 2015Callander Poetry WeekendCallander Poetry Festival5th September 2015
between
20:15 and 22:30
King's Bookshop
93, Main Street
Callander
Fife
FK17 8BQ
29th September 2015Heswall Arts FestivalJoint reading with local poet George Horsman15:00 to 16:00The Refectory, Glegg Arms, Chester Road
Gayton, Heswall
Merseyside
 CH60 3SD
1st December 2015Troubadour International Poetry Competition 2015 Prize Winners ReadingThe Troubadour Cafe20:00 to Late!265, Old Brompton Road, London. SW15 9JA
9th February 2016Bi-Monthly ReadingThree Drops Poetry at the Three Tuns19:00 to 23:0039, Silver Street Head
Sheffield
S1 2DD
30th April 2016IDP ReadingKate Garrett-Nield & Brett Evans joint Reading13:30 to 16:30Bank of Conwy,1, Lancaster Square, Conwy. LL32 8HT
18th May 2016Pankhearst PressSlim Volume Launch - See into the Dark19:00 to 23:00The Riverside
1, Mowbray Street
Sheffield
S3 8EN
17th July 2016Festival of FirstsSecond Plenary Session14:30 to 15:15Hoylake Parade Community Centre,
Hoylake. CH47 3AG
3rd September 2016Callander Poetry WeekendCallander Poetry Festival
15:10 to 15:45
Callander Kirk Hall
South Church Street
Calllander
Perthshire
FK17 8BN
21st September 2016Dead Good Poets SocietyNo Need For Candles launch/readingBlackburne House Cafe
Blackburne House
Blackburne Place
Liverpool
L8 7PE
26th September 2016ZESTZEST Poetry (quarterly meeting)20:00 to 22:30Ye Olde Kings Head,
Function Room,
Lower Bridge Street,
Chester.
CH1 1RS
4th October 2016Wirral Arts FestivalJoint reading with local poet George Horsman15:00 to 16:00The Refectory, Glegg Arms, Chester Road
Gayton, Heswall
Merseyside
 CH60 3SD
6th October 2016Red Squirrel Press Joint Merseyside Book Launch & ReadingWith Angela Topping and Sheila Templeton18:00 to 19:30Wallasey Central Library,
Earlston Road
Wallasey
Merseyside
CH45 5DX
8th October 2016Red Squirrel Press Edinburgh launchWith Angela Topping and Sheila TempletonAfternoon (TBC)Scottish Poetry Library,
5, Crighton's Close
Canongate
Edinburgh. EH8 8DT
12th October 2016Red Squirrel Press Glasgow LaunchWith Angela Topping and Grahame FultonEvening (TBC)Centre for Contemporary Arts,
350, Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow. G2 3JD


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