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Basil Bunting Poetry Centre

Other Events

On Friday June 16th the Morden Tower presented a memorial to Tyneside poet Barry MacSweeney who died in 2000. Readings by a galaxy of poets, journalists and friends of Barry took place at the Hatton Gallery, Fine Art Department, University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, and at the Morden Tower from 8.00 pm onwards.

On Friday March 31st, the recently renovated Morden Tower in Newcastle presented A
Bunting Centenary Reading
by Tom Pickard, Colin Simms and Bill Griffiths. The Morden Tower plans further Bunting Centenary events, not least those on Bloomsday, June 16th, the Morden Tower's own birthday. For further information tel: 0191 477 4430

On Tuesday March 7th 2000 Peter Quartermain presented a talk on Basil Bunting at the Kootenay School of Writing , Vancouver, Canada.

In March 2000 the first Czech translation of Briggflatts was published in parallel with the English by Nakladatelstvi Dauphin; ed. and trans. Petr Mikes. It's available from Nakladatelstvi Dauphin , Bieblova 17, 150 00 Praha 5, for 138 Kc.