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Literary Event, Fri 26 May 2017

Brewery Poets

Brewery Poets

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Brewery Poets Karen Lloyd (award-winning author of The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay) and Maggie How will be reading with guest poet, National Poetry Prize winner, Martin Reed, plus music with the wonderful duo Demix.

Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal. She graduated with distinction from the M.Litt at Stirling University where her tutor was Kathleen Jamie. She has written for The Guardian and is a regular contributor to The Guardian Country Diary. She has written features for a number of journals and magazines including Caught by the River, The Clearing, The Island Review, The Great Outdoors and Scotland Outdoors. She is a member of Kendal’s Brewery Poets. Karen’s poetry is most frequently a response to events in the natural world.

Maggie How was born in Sunderland but spent many years living Cumbria. She has recently re-located to Worcestershire. She graduated from Lancaster University in 2015 with a merit in an MA in Creative Writing and is currently studying for an MSC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute, London. In 2016 Maggie had three poems published in The North magazine and won third prize in the Settle Sessions Poetry Competition.

Martin Reed was born in Somerset and now lives in Worcestershire. He has been widely published in magazines and his current collection is The Two-Coat Man (HappenStance). He won the National Poetry Prize in 1988.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 May 2017 19:30

Prices

£5.00

Address

Highgate,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 4HE

Directions

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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