Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fast Five

I viewed this “blind” without having seen any of the previous “Fast & Furious” offerings. Previously a series which apparently involved car theft and street racing held little appeal . I am pleased to report that my preconceptions were wrong, … Continue reading

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Lichfield Doomed Dominion Prey to Viking plunder Loyal to the King in time of War Steadfast Fine square Market Bustle Martyrs scream for mercy Punters pause and procrastinate No sale Statue Tribute on land The wand’rer lost at sea So … Continue reading

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Favourite Published Poets

I am often asked who my favourite poets are. In practise it is a moveable feast, varying with time, mood and caprice.Yet some I do keep on coming back to, the following is offered not in order, their position is … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

“The Pirates of the Caribbean” series has now elevated itself into rarefied company where the story itself is of lesser importance than the star turn and adherence to the conventions which the story embodies. It has become a Piratical James … Continue reading

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Where Will You Find Me?

Thurs 2nd June Parole Parlate, Worcester performing Tues 7th June – Lichfield Poets Thurs 9th June – Erdington Library performing at “Memoirs” Fri 10th June – Play Recording + MC (Provisional) Wed 15th June – Station PH, Kings Heath performing … Continue reading

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June Poetic What’s On

Thurs 2nd June Parole Parlate, Little Venice, Worcester, 7.30pm: £3 in. Janet Smith/Tony Judge/Ruth Stacey/ Gary Longden/ Nicola Callow/ Mr Morrison/ Chris Guidon/ Beth Knuckles Edwards/ Matt Windle Fri 3rd June Hollybush, Newtown lane, Cradley Heath: 8pm: Free in, Open … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices

Metro Cafe, Bilston IF YOU like your poetry events in an unpretentious, friendly, welcoming environment, you should look no further than Bilston Voices. Organiser and MC Emma Purshouse has this uncanny knack of assembling an interesting and varied bill, and … Continue reading

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Poetry Bites

Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath POETRY Bites is an event which “Behind the Arras” has been meaning to cover for some time. Finally that moment arrived. The venue itself I was familiar with and exudes Bohemian bonhomie. It hosts bands, … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds

The Old Cottage Tavern, Burton-on-Trent THE second event at The Old Cottage Tavern, “Spoken Worlds” is settling in now just fine at a venue to which it is well suited. “Behind the Arras” has covered individual performances quite closely in … Continue reading

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Rhymes – Milton Keynes Invasion

Station Pub, Kings Heath BIRMINGHAM has had more than its fair share of national and international poetry talent in recent months. Lorna Meehan with Rhymes continued that trend by inviting the best of the poetry talent from Milton Keynes to … Continue reading

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