Alarms & Excursions


"Clearly none of us had anticipated the degree and nature of the audience participation, but the combination of high art and mischief was quite brilliant. Truly joyful to be allowed/required to be disruptive...!"





Welcome to Alarms & Excursions!


After a quiet spring and summer, we are making plans for our next event, scheduled for late autumn. New publications are planned, including a debut collection from Robin Pilcher and the possiblity of a valedictory anthology of work by Jazzman John Clarke.


We got the year off to a great start with a presentation at Creative Multilingualism (Birmingham University - see poetry page)


Sabina started the year leading the orchestra for Moscow City Ballet's UK tour and now she's taking flying lessons! Is there a connection? Cass is in Alaska (or at least she was last time we looked). We welcome Emma back from maternity leave with the little smasher Ethan. Irène is following suit, with a new member of her team due any day. remains to be seen if they turn out to be a dancer!


Isabel made it safely through the first round of the Ledbury Slam, cheered on by our old friends Jill Abram and Elvis McGonagall.


Friend and fellow poet Claire Booker has been fêted at the International Poetry Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


New work is planned with Manchester Art Gallery, Margate Festival and performances in Bristol, the north west and London.


Another competition with Sydenham Arts is planned for this autumn (theme to be announced)


Watch this space for more details or click on the images below to find out more about who we are, what we do, our partners and collaborators, and for information on how to get involved in our work. 


Lastly, Jazzman John Clarke (1948 - 2018) - ever in our thoughts...



Our data and your privacy

Here's a little note about Data Protection, so that those lovely people at the ICO will be happy!


We do not hold any personal data on any of our supporters beyond an email address, which we use to notify you of upcoming events. We have no plans to trade through our website or to use your data for any commercial tranasaction, including the sale of tickets. Our partners, venues etc. must have their own data policies in place to safeguard your personal data, and we will not pass anything on to them - not even your email address, without your permission. In future, we will ask you to opt in to receiving information from us, on the first communication, regardless of how we have acquired your data. We will tell you what data we hold and why we use it. We will not use it for any other purpose. We will not sell it on to anybody, ever.  Whenever you provide us with personal information we will treat your information in accordance with the law and our privacy policy. You can read our policy in full here.



Find out more about who we are, what we do, & why we do it. Also, take a look at some of our many collaborators.




Poetry is at the heart of all our projects. Take a look at our work in the world of poetry & spoken word, as well as some examples.




Our flagship projects & productions take place each year, and we're constantly adding new and exciting interventions. Here you can find out about all our projects.




Offering you a sneak peak of our published works, including poetry from founding member Isabel White.




Get a taste of our varied portfolio of work. Have a closer look at images, video & audio from our past and current projects.



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