Back to all events

Martlets Care Poetry Event

“People usually are the happiest at home” is a quote often attributed to William Shakespeare.

Join us for our special poetry reading event that explores themes of ‘happiness at home’ and of ‘feeling at home’ in other places. This event features readings of winning and selected poems from the Martlets Care Poetry Competition 2018 and the launch of a poetry book – a collection of poems created by hugely talented members of local community. Their poems explore a range of contrasting ideas and feelings based on the theme including aspects of longing, sense of place, homelessness, life transitions and personal freedom.

Key speakers include Imelda Glackin, CEO of Martlets Hospice, Kate Dyson, Actress, Juliet Smith, Chairman of Martlets Trustees and High Sheriff of East Sussex and Dr Jess Moriarty, Course Leader in Creative Writing & Literature at University of Brighton. Readers on the evening include poets who are included in the book and staff and volunteers from Martlets Hospice.

This event takes place at the inspiring Martlets Hospice in Hove, overlooking gardens, and tickets include soft drinks, tea, coffee and cakes.

The poetry book will be launched at the event and a City Books ‘book shop’ will sell copies of the book on the evening. All profits from the evening’s tickets and book sales will be donated to Martlets Hospice.

Event details


Date: 10th September 2018
Starts: 6.30pm
Finishes: 8pm


Address: Address here