Friday 16 February 2024

Springtime gigs and events....


Hello loves, 

How are you? I hope you are doing ok. Here is a blog post of things to look forward to and to share some of my first live shows of 2024 and dates for March. I will add more shows as they come in, so keep an eye on this page. I haven't performed since November, it feels strange, it has been a long and dark winter hibernation. I am looking forward to seeing your faces again and sharing my two new books and hearing your new poetry and work too. This spring I am honoured to be asked to be a judge for the Nibbies - British Book Awards 2024 - and so I will have lots of reading of new books to do over the next few weeks. As usual I'll keep adding gigs to this page as new dates are confirmed. I kick off this year with an incredibly powerful WOW event for International Women's Day on March 8th, this will be my first gig of the year, supporting and launching the audiobook of 'A History of Women in 101 Objects' and raising money for Refuge and WOW charities, please scroll down for all tickets and info and links... I am slowly getting ready to leave my cave and come find you all. See you back out there, see you in the festivals and fields, see you in the bookshops and libraries, see you here and there, keep dreaming the big dream, keep fighting the good fight, forever love, peace and justice, forever onwards...


March 8th - WOW | IWD - One Night Live In London 

International Women's Day, WOW, Shoreditch Town Hall, London. I am honoured to support the very brilliant Annabelle Hirsch and her glorious book ‘The History of Women in 101 Objects’ Come join us on #IWD2024 to launch this exciting audio book. I am just one of many friends and supporters coming together for this beautiful audio book and the Refuge UK and WOW charities.

March 15th | Hollie McNish 'Lobster' | Hackney Empire 

Congratulations to Hollie on her new poetry book 'Lobster' - I believe tickets for her London launch at the Hackney Empire are very nearly sold out. I'm excited to support Hollie alongside the wonderful Michael Pedersen for this brilliant event. This will be a real treat. Catch us if you can!

March 18th | 'Strange Things.. at The Social'

Delighted to join White Rabbit to celebrate the launch of this brilliant Richard Norris memoir. Richard Norris in conversation with Salena Godden plus guests Harry Sword, The Soft Bouncers, The Hardway Bros and more... 

March 23rd | National Portrait Gallery | Poetry

"Photographers Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron are two of the most influential women in the history of photography. They lived a century apart – Cameron working in the UK and Sri Lanka from the 1860s, and Woodman in America and Italy from the 1970s. Both women explored portraiture beyond its ability to record appearance – using their own creativity and imagination to suggest notions of beauty, symbolism, transformation and storytelling. " 

Join award-winning author, poet and broadcaster, Salena Godden for a poetry performance in the Galleries. Drawing on magical realism and the notion of a dream space - themes explored within the upcoming exhibition, Salena will be reading a selection of her works exploring similar themes. 

April 13th | Raise The Bar | Lyra Festival, Bristol

Excited to be back at RTB in Bristol in April. The incredible line-up includes UK poetry stars and heroes of mine, Nikita Gill and Cecilia Knapp. This is part of Lyra Festival 2024, it will be a wonderful evening, tickets on sale now... 

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Raise the Bar returns to Bristol Beacon for a Lyra Festival special, featuring legendary UK poet Salena Godden alongside a lineup of dynamic performers.

Raise the Bar returns to Bristol Beacon for a Lyra Festival special, featuring legendary UK poet Salena Godden alongside a lineup of dynamic performers.

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