Monthly Archives: August 2011

Word Wizards

Grove Hotel, Buxton This was my first visit to Word Wizards and a post August bank holiday date seemed the perfect time to visit this Peak District event in a most picturesque setting . The Grove Hotel itself is some … Continue reading

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September What’s On

Sun 4th ARTournament Sunday Daytime Chill, The New Inn in the centre of Gloucester (opp M&S)12-8pm,Free in. Poetry and acoustic music, Barnaby Eaton-Jones Mid-day ,Miki Bryne, 1pm,Jamie Doughty 1.30 ,Brown Torpedo, 2pm and after 6pm.Lisa Ventura 2.30pm,Jeremy Toombs, 3pm,Suz Winspear … Continue reading

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Atlantic Crossing

The quayside terminus belched steam and passengers Parallel rails yielding to a dipping sea A black iron cliff rose, majestic Pockmarked with perfect rivets Covered gangways swayed A mysterious Rubicon Corridors splayed in labyrinthine luxury The Purser prowling imperious as … Continue reading

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Word Police

I noticed that Collins have decided to make words redundant Without asking you and me And I am somewhat surprised by their inconsistency For it appears that aerodrome is to be no more As now they are seen to be … Continue reading

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Breathing Life into Endangered Words

For the first time this year I have become aware of a process by which Collins retires words from their dictionaries following a factual appraisal of their disuse. I love words and language and fully accept that, over time, words … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices, Metro Cafe, Bilston

Like other spoken word events which I have attended recently , Bilston Voices defied the holiday season by drawing a packed house, making this what hostess Emma Purshouse declared a “blue chair” occasion, when emergency blue chairs had to be … Continue reading

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Shindig, The Western Public House, Leicester

A healthy crowd turned out in the middle of the holiday season for this event, which is held bi-monthly, within the convivial surrounds of the Western Public House. Most Spoken Word evening have their own distinctive characteristics and Shindig is … Continue reading

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