St Gregory’s students read at Bath Festival

I am so proud of the young poets who took to the stage to read their work on the outdoor stage in busy Southgate, Bath, on Saturday, 19th May for Bath Festival.  There is a lovely write-up and a few pictures on the school blog.

St Gregory’s Students successful in Live Canon Poetry Competition

I had a splendidly happy day at The Greenwich Theatre in London last Saturday for the Live Canon Children's Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show.  I went up on the train from Wiltshire with one of my great-nieces, Hannah.  When we arrived, the theatre foyer was awash with Haiku Balloons, cartons of fruit juice, a poetry … Continue reading St Gregory’s Students successful in Live Canon Poetry Competition

Trowbridge Stanza – Guest Poets and Open-Mic April 7

I organise a Poetry Society Stanza which meets every month (first Saturday of each month, 2-4pm) at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge. Join us on April 7th to hear two wonderful poets read, and bring some poems for the open-mic.  Everyone welcome.  This event was originally planned for March but had to be re-scheduled … Continue reading Trowbridge Stanza – Guest Poets and Open-Mic April 7

Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

On Saturday I was one of four poets invited to read some poems to camera at Visual Radio Arts in Frome, Somerset.  Our reading was streamed to Facebook and is available to watch below.  The four poets are Dawn Gorman, Jennie Gilling, Louise Green and me, and the broadcast was hosted by Crysse Morrison. Visual … Continue reading Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

Notes from Cardiff Poetry Festival

I was in Cardiff all weekend at the first poetry festival there (according to publicity but this seems astonishing, if true!) organised by Seren Books.  I posted pictures over at my Instagram  and here are a few snippets from my notebook.  I enjoyed most of the festival, some readings more than others, inevitably.  I was … Continue reading Notes from Cardiff Poetry Festival

Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

  Come to hear two fabulous poets read in Trowbridge on Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm- 4pm.  Open-mic contributions welcome.  Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, next to Trowbridge train station. Dawn Gorman is a poet and editor who devises and runs community arts events, including the reading series Words & Ears, … Continue reading Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed hearing Ben Bransfield, Cynthia Miller, and Marvin Thompson read at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, on Saturday 30 September. These three poets are the winners of the 2017 Nine Arches Press/Poetry School Primers Competition which offered a prize of one year of mentoring with poets, editors and educators  … Continue reading Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Save the date and come to Trowbridge!  Poets Cynthia Miller, Marvin Thompson and Ben Bransfield will be reading at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 30 September, 2-4pm.  Tickets are £5 and available here. New Voices in Poetry selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane Commane The three poets, selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane … Continue reading Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

Poet, editor, educator, and Director of Poetry Swindon and Swindon Poetry Festival, Hilda Sheehan will read from a selection of her published and new work at Drawing Projects UK (Bridge House - next to the train station) Trowbridge on Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm - 9pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear an exciting, innovative … Continue reading Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

Reading poetry to shoppers and passersby

Months ago, I received an email, out of the blue, from someone called Louise Betts who was organising acts to perform on the outdoor stages at The Bath Festival.  Would the Town Hall Poets like to appear? When I set up Town Hall Poets (who are also a Poetry Society Stanza) in September 2016, I … Continue reading Reading poetry to shoppers and passersby