The Bardic Chair Northampton

The news highlights ongoing events and announcements of this community organization.
The news highlights ongoing events and announcements of this community organization.
While the Bardic Chair Northampton features many community events, special space is given to the Bardic Picnic, a community event that organizes the local community into a day of spoken word and song while picnicking on the green lawn at a local Abbey. Here, videos and audio recordings allows users to relive the picnic and the live performances it featured.
While the Bardic Chair Northampton features many community events, special space is given to the Bardic Picnic, a community event that organizes the local community into a day of spoken word and song while picnicking on the green lawn at a local Abbey. Here, videos and audio recordings allows users to relive the picnic and the live performances it featured.
Special space is also given to a catalog of events and individuals (20+) who have performed at bardic chair events. This is space where pics and audio clips of the performer/event can be seen, as well as biographical information regarding each performer.
Special space is also given to a catalog of events and individuals (20+) who have performed at bardic chair events. This is space where pics and audio clips of the performer/event can be seen, as well as biographical information regarding each performer.
Each year the picnic is the venue where a spoken word competition is held, the winner of which takes on the role of "Bard of Northampton" for the following year (in line with the tradition of the Gorsedd in Wales). This is a form that allows interested parties to sign up to participate.
Each year the picnic is the venue where a spoken word competition is held, the winner of which takes on the role of "Bard of Northampton" for the following year (in line with the tradition of the Gorsedd in Wales). This is a form that allows interested parties to sign up to participate.

The Bardic Chair Northampton is a community organization in the United Kingdom funded by the Northampton Community Foundation. The organization specializes in bringing together spoken word artists from around the local Northamptonshire community to share their poetry and song in an open forum. The goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and the spoken word with the intent of reinvigorating and nourishing community roots and sentiment. This website celebrates these spoken word artists by promoting their work, organizing their events and individual biographies, and serving as a forum for their ongoing organization.