179° – Zoë Skoulding & Samira Negrouche collaboration

179° – Zoë Skoulding & Samira Negrouche collaboration

In an encounter between languages and sound, Zoë Skoulding and Algerian poet Samira Negrouche are working together on a cross-cultural and cross-media collaboration at this year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival and the Mosaic Rooms in London, organised by our sister organisation Literature Across Frontiers.

In 179° the poets explore poetry in translation as a journey of multiple routes. Poems are turned to face another language but carry traces from their source in a process that is never completed. Working between languages – mainly French and English but also Arabic and Tamazight – extends the work of listening that is already present in the original poems.

A performance combining voice, electronics and recorded sound will explore the interface between poetry and music that is a recurrent interest in both poets’ work.

The residency, which starts in Manchester and continues in Ledbury, culminates in public performances at Ledbury Poetry Festival and the Mosaic Rooms in London. An open session will give audiences an insight into the collaborative process before attending the performance.

Read more about 179° on the Literature Across Frontiers website.

The event is supported by Arts Council England.


179° - live events

Residency Open Session

Ledbury Poetry Festival

Tuesday 8th July 5 – 6pm

Free but ticketed


Performance Ledbury Poetry Festival

Wednesday 9th July 8 – 9pm,



Performance Mosaic Rooms London

Thursday 10th July 7pm,

Free but book via email: rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

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