Events Events featuring Sarah Maguire

The Poetry Translation Centre’s LIVE events are unique: highly-regarded international poets read their beautifully translated poems in the company of some of the UK’s most distinguished poets. On these pages you can find information about our events, together with photos, recordings and videos.

Past events

‘We Are Reborn’: An Evening of Afghan Poetry and Music at Leighton House

‘We Are Reborn’: An Evening of Afghan Poetry and Music at Leighton House

Despite foul weather and a tube strike, this was a wonderful evening of poetry from Afghanistan by Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada with music by the Yusuf Mahmoud Afghani Music Ensemble at Leighton House, one of London’s most beautiful buildings.

Leighton House
12 Holland Park Road
London
W14 8LZ
Hadraawi Reads at The Mosaic Rooms

Hadraawi Reads at The Mosaic Rooms

Part of: Hadraawi Tour Autumn 2013

The best-loved Somali poet, Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame ‘Hadraawi’, read from his new selected poems with PTC Director, Sarah Maguire, reading W N Herbert’s translations. This was the last chance to see Hadraawi before he returned to Somaliland.

The Mosaic Rooms
Tower House
226 Cromwell Road
London
SW5 0SW
Somali Week 2012 Festival Launch

Somali Week 2012 Festival Launch

The launch of the 2012 Somali Week Festival featured Clare Pollard reading her newly-commissioned translations of poems by Muse Cali Faruur, and Said Salah.

Oxford House
Bethnal Green
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms

Part of: Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Petrie Museum

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi read and discussed his new poems written in response to the Sudanese collections of The Petrie Museum alongside Sarah Maguire and Joanna Oyediran, Sudan Programme Officer at the Open Society Initiative for East Africa

The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London
226 Cromwe
Benefit Reading for Gaarriye

Benefit Reading for Gaarriye

We were all deeply concerned to hear that the great Somali poet, Gaarriye, is seriously ill. This evening brought together his friends and translators to read his poems and discuss the outstanding contribution he’s made to Somali culture.

Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Poetry Translation Centre Celebration Reading

Poetry Translation Centre Celebration Reading

Part of: Poetry Parnassus London 2012

One of the final events of Poetry Parnassus was a PTC Celebration Reading featuring Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, David Shook, Jo Shapcott, Mimi Khalvati, Reza Mohammadi, Ribka Sibhatu and Clare Pollard.

The Clore Ballroom
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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