Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX
On Sunday 22nd (1200-1300), join us for an hour of poetry readings by ‘Loose Muse Winchester’ poets organised by poet Sue Wrinch. Poems have been especially written for Heritage Open Days on this year’s theme of ‘People Power’ and for the local theme of Hampshire Food & Drink. Come and be inspired!
The poets are a group of talented local writers who will present a diverse mix of original and inspiring poems. They all regularly read their work at 'Loose Muse' a monthly writers event at Winchester Discovery Centre, where they have honed their talents in Open Mic sessions. Loose Muse has just celebrated four years at the Discovery Centre, come and hear what makes it so successful. Many of our poets have published in journals, poetry magazines and online, and a few have published collections and all poets have had their work featured in the highly successful 'Loose Muse Winchester Poetry Anthology' published last year. Come and hear what makes them so special.
St Lawrence is a church of great interest, not only for its unusual square design but also for its fine 17th-century ‘king-post’ roof and its ancient site. The Church stands on the site of the chapel of William the Conqueror’s Palace, and is called the Mother Church of Winchester, for it is the only surviving church of Norman foundation within the city walls. Before a new Bishop of Winchester is enthroned, he is first presented at St Lawrence. So if you cannot join us for the poetry, it is still worth visiting the Church
● Sunday 22 September: Poetry reading 1400-1600
Pre-booking is advised to guarantee a place but people are also welcome to turn up on the day
When entering The Square by the Buttercross on the High Street, St Lawrence can be found immediately on your left hand side.