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Text reads 'In Out of Place Newcastle Poetry Festival 2024 9 - 11 May'

NPF 2024: Hannah Copley and Alice Hiller (Digital)

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Overview

This event celebrates ten years of Pavilion Poetry, one of the most successful small poetry presses in the UK, with a remarkable record of publishing prize-winning, international poets.

An off-shoot of Liverpool University Press, Pavilion poetry is edited by Deryn-Rees Jones, herself a prize-winning poet and joint Director of the Centre for New and International Writing at Liverpool University.

Hannah Copley’s recently published second collection is Lapwing. A Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation, it explores restlessness, addiction, and ecological and personal grief. Hannah is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Westminster University, and a poetry editor at Stand magazine.

Alice Hiller published her debut collection, bird of winter, in 2021 and it was subsequently shortlisted for the Forward first collection prize and the John Pollard prize. This book explores how creativity can open up paths to redemption, beyond childhood hurt and abuse, and beyond society’s silencings. Alice has founded Voicing Our Silencings to resource poets responding to difficult materials: http://voicingoursilences.com

This event is supported by Pavilion Poetry.

Hannah Copley

Hannah Copley

Alice Hiller

Alice Hiller

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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