Lichfield Literary Festival: 1st-13th
Wellington Literary Festival : 1st -22nd
Birmingham Book Festival: 6th -16th
Cheltenham Literary Festival: 7th -16th
Warwick Spoken Word Festival: 1st -9th
Check Festival Websites for details of the above.
Saturday 1st, An Evening with Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy,Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick School,8.00pm:
Carol Ann Duffy is one of the UK’s most admired poets, who became the first female Poet Laureate in 2009 and we are delighted that she is making a return visit to Warwick.
Be captivated by Carol Ann Duffy’s subtle yet provocative poetry that will draw you into its beautiful and complex narrative.
Monday 3rd An Evening with Warwick Poet Laureates,Ball Room. Court House (Warwick Tourist Information Centre)7.30pm
Join Warwick Poet Laureates past and present as they help us to celebrate ten years of poetry at the festival.
Tues 4th in Coventry with Night Blue Fruit, Taylor Johns Vaults, Coventry Canal Basin, 8pm. Free in, open mic. Barry Patterson hosts. David Calcutt and Janet Smith headline
Tues 4th Bad language and nightjar press The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE, 7.30pm: Bad Language is proud to present a night of haunting stories in conjunction with the incredible Nightjar Press.With performances from Bad Language and Nightjar authors including:
Christopher Kenworthy who will be launching his brilliant chapbook ‘Sullom Hill’:
‘Haunting stories that set out to keep us in their moment’ Paul Magrs
Nightjar Press is an independent publisher specialising in limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. For more information please visit: http://nightjarpress.wordpress.com/
Bad Language is a new writing collective based in Manchester who produce quality literature publications and live events. For more information please visit: http://badlanguagemcr.blogspot.com/
Wed 5th “Blackdrop” New Art Exchange, Nottingham 8-10pm £3 Open Mic plus Difference of The Sexes, ft myself, Mother Hubbard, Milla, Shad The Dad, and Saraa Rain.
Thurs 6th National Poetry Day, Alfreton Library, Derbyshire, 7.30pm, free in: With new Derbyshire Poet Laureatte Matt Black. He’ll be reading a selection of poems, including poems inspired by Games, which is the theme for this year’s National Poetry Day. Matt will also be launching the Derbyshire Literature Festival 2012 Nonsense Poetry and Prose writing competition.
The event is free and if you’d like to come along and meet Matt please book tickets with the Arts Team on 01773 831385 or email email@example.com
Unofficially Matt has already started as laureate and will be popping in to various events during the Chatsworth Road Festival in Chesterfield which takes place 1st to 8th October. So if you’re out shopping on Chatsworth Road over the next week you may bump into him.
Thurs 6th Matt Harvey, Walsall Library, 2pm, free in
Thurs 6th If you are around the city during the day on Thursday 6th October, look out for us as we head to various venues across the city centre with the Birmingham Poet Laureate finalists who will be performing some of their poetry from 2pm – 4pm.
The schedule of venues includes (timings are subject to alteration):
2pm: Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
2.30pm: Festival Bookshop, Library Foyer, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ
3pm: Cafe Blend, Orion Building, 90 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AA
3.30pm Zelig Gallery, Custard factory, Digbeth
Thurs 6th Yumm Cafe, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham,6pm – 8.30pm/ Free (Quiz £2),Join the Festival and partners Birmingham Libraries and Poetry On Loan to launch the city’s literature festival.
Back for our 13th year, the Birmingham Book Festival is sharing an opening night with National Poetry Day 2011. What better excuse to invite one of our most exciting poets, Matt Harvey, to help us launch the Festival and test your literary knowledge with the return of the (now infamous) Festival Quiz – back by popular demand. We will also be announcing the city’s 16th Poet Laureate -live!
The Birmingham Poet Laureate scheme is founded and managed by Birmingham Libraries, it supports both an adult laureate and a young laureate for a year, connecting them with the writing community in Birmingham and helping them to generate opportunities for themselves and for others. The outgoing Laureate, Roy McFarlane, will perform alongside the winner, handing over the honorary title with a few words about his 2010-11 tenure.
There will be words from the Festival team, too, about what you can expect from the next ten days. We hope you can join us to welcome in this year’s season of writing, reading and thinking in Birmingham.
Thurs 6th Parole Parlate, Little Venice, Worcester,7.30pm:£3in, Ray Antrobus, headlines. Juliet Lyndle, Nicola Callow, Helen McCrathey Watson, Michael Brush, John Lawrence, Jerry Chester, Gary Longden
Thurs 6th Irish Literary Night, Old Crown, Digbeth, 7.30pm,If you have literary passions of an Irish persuasion, come and indulge them at The Old Crown in Digbeth on National Poetry Day! Bring along a poem of your own creation, or a favourite work from an Irish author to share with an appreciative and like minded audience. If you’re not ready to take to the mic, come and soak up the atmosphere in great company at this great venue. The night will include the usual mix of readings, music and song.
Thurs 6th National Poetry Day, Malvern College, Worcestershire. 7pm With Marcus Moore and Sarah-Jane Arbury
Thurs 6th Poetry Open Mic plus headliners,The Drum Arts Centre,The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU,0121 333 2444, http://www.the-drum.org.uk Seasonal monthly, Thursday, 7.30pm, £5in. Calling all poets, spoken word artistes, emcees, rappers, toasters, singers and spitters! Monthly poetry nights are back at The Drum, so come on down to perform your work, and interact with editors, publishers, theatre producers and other members of the West Midlands poetry scene. Word Up! is compered in rotation by four of The Drum’s in-house poets (Tan Matthews, Jonathan Morley, Moqapi Selassie and Leeanne Stoddart), and features a guest poet reading and giving a Q&A session, embedded in the midst of an open mic event. Thursday 7th October–
Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. He read English at the University of the West Indies and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His poetry collections include Kingdom of Empty Bellies and There Is an Anger That Moves, while his first collection of short fiction, The Fear of Stones, was short-listed in 2007 for the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. He is also the editor of Carcanet’s New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology.
Thurs 6th Yard of Tales, Joules Yard, rear of 53-55 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF. 7.30pm, £6in, Kevin Walker officiates. Storytelling
Friday 7th Spoken Word and Music, Hollybush PH, Cradley Heath, 8 pm, free in, Richard bruce-Clay officiates
Friday7th Warwick Slam 2011,Unitarian Chapel, 9.00pm:
Warwick Word’s seventh performance poetry slam, hosted by SPOZ, offers a £100 cash prize!
Fri 7th Myth Covered Peaks, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Unions St, Burton upon Trent, 7pm;Free in, a documentary film by local film maker Jim Moore exploring the myths and legends of the Peak District with contributions from local poets and storytellers.
Sat 8th Slam! Young People Set the Mic Alight!Library Theatre, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham 4pm – 5pm/ Free,Young poets who are involved with RoguePlay’s regular Rhymes night mentor young writers from the West Midlands to battle it out in a poetry slam.
With Becki Head, India Miller, Kesha Campbell and Jordan Westcarr
Sat 8th Offa’s Press at Small Press Book Fair, Birmingham, Eastside Projects, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR,10am-4pm, as part of the Birmingham Book Festival with readings from Nick Pearson & Dave Reeves. Times tbc. See http://www.birminghambookfestival.org
Sat 8th Autumn Celebration, Poets for Change 8:00pm – 11:00pm,£5 in:
Birmingham and Black Country poets will join others around the world in a celebration of poetry as a vehicle to promote social, environmental and political change.
This is our Poets for Change evening celebration, with poets Sarah James, Samantha Hunt, Ruth Stacey, Heather Wastie, Anthony R Owen, Gary Longden, David Calcutt, Jacqui Rowe, and Birmingham poet Laureate Roy McFarlane, taking the stage.
There will also be a slot before each half for floor readers, and some beautiful acoustic music in the foyer from song-writer/musician Shalane Joy Hailey.
Tickets cost £5. Booking, or on the door.
Venue and booking info can be found here:
Mon 10th Leamington Spa Pure and Good and Right, Sozzled sausage, 7.30pm. £3 in ,plus open mic , George Hardwick hosts, Dick Leith tribute night and open mic
Tues 11th Wolverhampton City Voices, City Bar, King St, : £3in Set Bill, Simon Fletcher hosts
Tues 11th Stony Stratford Scribal Gathering The Upstairs Room at The Crown, Market Square, 7.30pm,Free in. Richard Frost Hosts
Tues11th What Are They Whispering?” Mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Power. Who has it, who wants it, who tries to take it from you? The poets know.
…What Are They Whispering? is a poetry show to nudge you or urge you to weigh up the balance of power in your own life. The dynamic trio of poets whose work will charge you up is Imtiaz Dharker, Joe Dunthorne and John Stammers. They perform a hand-picked selection of their poems about power in both its rawest and most subtle states. Poems and ideas are enhanced and amplified with lighting and sound; every spoken word special effect from a whisper to a chorus, every lighting state from a firefly glimmer to a thunderbolt.
Tues 11th Library Theatre, Birmingham Central Library, Writers without Borders, 7.30pm: Free in, A multicultural writers group interweaves the spoken word with rhythms and language while exploring the themes of transition.
Tues 11th Tales at the Edge, White Lion, West Castle St, Bridgnorth,8pm,free in: Storytelling,Mike Rust officiates.
Wed 12th Zulu – an evening of stories, music and dance, Quarndon Church Hall, Quarndon, Derbys., DE22 5JA.7.30pm, £8.50. A delightful departure to kick off the new Flying Donkeys’ season! Zulu featured at the Festival at the Edge this year and went down a storm we hear – and we had already booked them!
‘Zulu’ is a theatre company, a band, a dance troupe, a group of storytellers and school of educators all rolled into one. Direct from Durban, South Africa, the individual members of ‘Zulu’ have previously performed in the UK as part of ‘The Mighty Zulu Nation’ and on the West End in ‘The Lion King’. They have performed around the world for royalty and senior government alike, including the Queen, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. They have also performed at the Commonwealth Games and the Highland Games – so a nice link with John’s new Olympics role too! (see Blog).
This high energy evening combines stories and dance with a range of musical styles to present a spectacle of rich African culture. You will be taken on a journey to experience Maskandi (traditional Zulu music), afro-jazz and traditional Zulu songs and psalms, traditional dance and dramatisation telling the tales of this exciting spiritual culture.
This event is being jointly presented alongside Quarndon Live & Local and Live & Local Ltd. See http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk and http://www.quarndonliveandlocal.co.uk.
Please note the change of venue for this particular event (though we have been at Quarndon Church Hall before – it is very comfortable!). We will be running a bar – and you are very welcome to bring snacks / food to make an evening of it!
Tickets are £8.50 / £6 and available from Sophie or Rob on 01332 840007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thurs 13th HitThe Ode Special Ikon eastside Gallery, Seven Poets from Seven Countries: £7in, Seven Poets from Seven Countries,Is it a serious competition? Is it absurdist comedy? No, it’s the Dice Slam, a truly unique event bringing together an astounding number of top international performance poets and an absurd set of rules.
The poets perform, we throw some dice, the result becomes their score and a hand-picked jury of quick-witted experts attempts to justify it. The audience gets to vote for their favourite critic, and in the end, poetry wins. Not to be missed!
Featuring poets from eight nations including Germany, UK, Poland, Sweden and The Netherlands, this is an evening of international poetry not to be forgotten.
To find out more about Apples and Snakes please visit their website http://www.applesandsnakes.org/
Sat 15th Lyric Lounge , Rutland County Museum,Catmose St, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP, 11am-7pmJoin us for our
National Poetry Day 2011 celebrations in Oakham with The Lyric Lounge.
The Lyric Lounge is a vibrant spoken word festival bringing international artists to share the stage with participants
and local performers in a spectacular celebration of lyrical prose, music and rhyme.
The Lyric Lounge arrives in Oakham on Saturday 15 October when the Lounge will be open all day for lyrical
festivities. Work on your writing skills with workshops from top class poets and performers. Get up on the Open Mic –
first timers welcome. Be wowed by performances of local young writers and musicians alongside established artists.
Enjoy a free lunch while you listen to poetic rhymes during the Lyrical Lunchtime.
Lyric Lounge Rutland is part of Igniting Ambition, the East Midlands’ contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.
The Lyric Lounge is a Writing East Midlands project. It has been artistically developed by Lydia Towsey. It is
supported by MLA Renaissance, Arts Council England, Igniting Ambition and Legacy Trust UK with further
support from Rutland County Council.
All events are FREE
11am – 2pm – Writing workshop with Mullet Proof Poet A regular face on the performance poetry scene and winner
of the Alan Sillitoe Short Story Competition and On the Write Track 2010. His debut collection Citizen Kaned is
due to be released in 2012.
Workshops running all day. Practice your DJ and VJ skills with live DJ and performance visual workshops 11am-5pm
and Grey Gibson a local artist and writer running drop-in activities with a stimulating cross arts mix of drawing,
writing, sculpture and games (12pm – 5pm).
2pm – Lyrical Lunchtime with Open Mic hosted by Mullet Proof Poet. Come along and practice your rhymes
over a free lunch.
5.30pm – 7pm – Lyric Lounge Showcase with local young talent, and headliners The Gang of Angels, a 10-strong
choir singing decade defying sounds, Mullet Proof Poet and Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze – performer, director,
choreographer, mentor and internationally acclaimed Jamaican dub poet, her latest collection, Third World Girl,
was published by Bloodaxe earlier this year.
Please see: http://www.lyriclounge.co.uk for more artist information
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE ON THE WORKSHOPS HERE:
Email Karen Khadden@rutland.gov.uk
Ring us on 05172 756655S pm:
Sunday 16th Oxjam, Pub Poetry The Crown, Beeston, Nottingham,8pm Free in, Open mic, Pub Poetry is an evening of comic and lighthearted open mic spoken word in pubs with Real Ale
Mon 17th Wellington Literary Festival Poetry Open mic, Cock inn, Holyhead Rd, Wellington, 8pm, free inature is nothing.
Thurs 20th Speak Up, Bulls Head ,Kings Heath, Open mic, £5 in Headliner and open mic
Thurs 20th John Cooper Clarke / Ian Passey aka Humdrum Express, Robin2, Bilston, 8pm: £16 in, Live on stage 9.30pm, All Seated show
John Cooper Clarke was born on the 25 January 1949 at Hope Hospital, Salford, Lancashire. His father George was an engineer, and his mother, Hilda, was an unpublished poet. He has one younger brother.
After teenage years as a Mod, John served time as an apprentice engineer, a lab technician at Salford University (then Salford Tech, where he was interviewed by Tony Wilson for Granada TV) and also a lead type compositor. After a brief unsuccessful marriage, and a stint living in Dorset, John returned to Manchester and started reading his poems in clubs.
By 1976 and the arrival of punk, he was initially the support act for many seminal punk bands such as the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Fall, Joy Division, Elvis Costello and Siouxsie and the Banshees, to name but a few; His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse delivered in a rapid-fire performance style. Before long, John was headlining his own gigs and drawing huge crowds of fans. John had an striking visual appearance; tall and thin with a mess of black hair, black sunglasses, drainpipe trousers and cuban-heeled boots. He was dubbed “The Bard of Salford” and given the moniker “punk poet”. During those heady days, John recorded four studio albums, and released two live LPs. He also had limited success with the release a few singles, but it was the live arena where John found the greatest success and acclaim.
As punk began to wane in the early 1980’s, John’s star seemed to fade a bit also. He found himself with a personal battle on his hands as he struggled with a serious heroin addiction, which he eventually kicked in the early 90’s. During this time, he met his current partner, Evie, who is also mum to John’s daughter, Stella, born in 1994.
Since the punk days, he has been recognised as one of England’s most important poets and performers. Despite this, he shuns publicity and interviews, as he hates talking about himself. He has said, however, that he enjoys performing now more than he ever used to, having more confidence and stability in his life.
As a result of the current popularity of the 70’s punk phenomenon, John has been seen and heard more in the media over the last few years than in the last few decades. Sky TV recently dedicated an entire night’s programming to John, the Culture Show on BBC interviewed him for a special feature, and he made a brief cameo as his younger self in the Ian Curtis biopic, “Control”.
John now lives with his family in Colchester, and, unwilling to rest on the laurels of times past, continues to write new, vital poetry, and regularly perform live all over the country.
THE HUMDRUM EXPRESS
Kidderminster based Ian Passey aka The Humdrum Express returns with a mix of engagingly delivered social commentary and poetic put-downs. http://www.thehumdrumexpress.co.uk
Fri 21st John Cooper Clarke, The Flowerpot, Derby, 8pm – (9pm showtime) £14in
Sat 22nd Malvern Slam, Albert Rd North, Malvern Youth centre.7.30pm, £5 in, 15 Poets head to head til the last one standing is crowned Malvern poet deity for a year. Can Adrian Mealing fight off all comers to retain his crown? 3 rounds of knock outs Winner crowned after being marked on writing style, performance passion and audience response. 3 judges who are picked from the audience on the night to score. There is space if you want to enter, message us at versatile or Call Dee on 0786 2244175 Winner gets to support Ian McMillan at Coach House Theatre Malvern on Friday 28th Oct
Doors open 7.45 for an 8.15 start £5.00 entry on the door
Sun 23rd Rhyme and Tells at the Six Bells in Bishops Castle, Shropshire,8pm, free in: Mike officiates, Storytelling evening
Mon 24th Shindig, Western PH, Western Rd Leicester, 7.30pm, Open Mic, free in
Tues 25th Buxton Word Wizards, Grove Hotel, 19.30. Open mic three minute slam format, Rob Stevens hosts, the beautiful journey there alone makes it worthwhile.
Tues 25th Mythstories, the Morgan Library, Aston Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AU.7.30pm, free in: Storytelling
Wed 26th Worcester 42 – Open Mic Night Boston Tea Party , Broad Street: 7.30pm; £4 in ‘42’ is Worcester’s first & only Gothic, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Open Mic Night for all those who love the genres & everything in between. “42” takes its name from Douglas Adams’ answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Wed 26th Manchester Bad Language, Castle Hotel Oldham St7.30. Set Bill, hosted by Daniel carpenter.
Wed 26th Wolverhampton The Poetry Train , Brittania Hotel, Lichfield Street, 8pm, free in, Open Mic, Tony Stringfellow hosts.
Thur 27thnd Birmingham “Hit the Ode” Victoria Pub, in the City Centre: 7.30pm, £5in.
Thur 27th Bilston “Bilston Voices”, Metro Cafe, 7.30pm, £2in: Set Bill
Fri 28th Ian McMillan Coach House Theatre Grange Rd, Malvern, 7.30pm, £10 in, A very rare Opportunity to see a Poetry set from the legendary Ian McMillan, the bard of Barnsley. This should be hysterical. Limited places. Tickets are available from Malvern Theatres Box office by phone, on line or in person. Support from Peter Wyton and the winner of the 3rd malvern slam…Bring it on!
More details 0786 2244175
Friday 28th , Sophie Snell at Newbold School, Coleorton, 7pm at which participants will have an opportunity to perform their chosen 5 minute story in the first half open mic event (the theme is loosely Halloween). In the second half of the evening there’s a chance to see Sophie performing herself.
Sophie Snell is a performance storyteller, based in Derby. She regularly travels throughout the UK to entertain at public events, festivals, storytelling clubs and arts venues. Over the last year she has worked on storytelling projects for CineMagic and the UK Film Council, Cadbury’s, Chipping Campden Literature Festival and the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall. In 2010 she toured SW Ireland headlining the “Stories from the Hearth” Festival and took her show “Seven Deadly Sins” to the Buxton Festival Fringe where it was nominated for 2 awards under “Spoken Word” and “New Writing”.
Sat 29th Midlands Poetry Slam, Bedworth £7.50 in.Guest Poet
Sat 29th Drop Dead Gorgeous – Talulah Blue / Jodi Ann Bickley / Lisa & The Gentlemen, Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath 7pm, £5 in: Marclar Presents…Drop Dead Gorgeous With Talulah Blue (Burlesque), Jodi Ann Bickley (Spoken Word) & Lisa & The Gentlemen (Live Burlesque Music)
Drop Dead Gorgeous Halloween Special With some very special guests…
So before I introduce you to our guests I’d like to point out that this is Halloween celebration… dressing up is of course optional, however anyone who isn’t totally boring and wants to dress up the theme is ‘DROP DEA…D GORGEOUS’ – I want to see some slaughtered beauty queens, Battered Burlesque, Sacrificed Virgins, Ripped up Rocky Horror, Dashing Draculas, death by catwalk, Gruesome err Groomsmen? Impress me people of Birmingham!
Introducing… Talulah Blue (Burlesque)
Talulah Blue’s style encapsulates old Hollywood glamour and cheeky cheesecake Burlesque to create a range of different dances and styles. With her history of classical dance training, and her tongue in cheek performances, it makes for a beautifully conducted, fun performance.
Talulah will be treating us to Down In Mexico & A Beautiful Nightmare… some acts she has created especially for Halloween… Don’t worry she wont skitz out like a mental ex girlfriend, but if you fancy beautiful scantily clad female with a mix of saucy grindhouse, and eerie vintage goth, then this is the night for you… Expect, tassels, feathers, masks and strip teases…
Jodi Ann Bickley (Spoken Word)
Jodi Ann Bickley – Writer, Spoken Word Artist … and for one night only SCARY STORY TELLER!! Jodi is one of the most talented people in Birmingham, UK, World … Universe. Most of you will probably know about her spoken word night ‘Speak Up’, and for you lucky festival goers you will hopefully have seen her at Glastonbury, Camp Bestival,Camden Crawl, Mostly Jazz… she still has Shambala, Bestival & some others she’s forgot to mention this year! Not quite sure what to expect from Jodi for the night, she’s promised us scary… we’re hoping she replaces all nouns in her Love poems with Halloween related words such as Goblin, Dracula, Ghost, massacre etc … you get the gist.
Here’s one I Made earlier: I’m A Vampire But I love You (adaptation of I’m a Dickhead But I love – By Jodi Ann Bickley)
Look out of your Dungeon tonight and you’ll see me floating under the oil light – shouting your last rights to anyone who wants to hear and to everybody who doesn’t… (tbc)
Lisa & The Gentlemen (Live Burlesque Music)
Soooo We can’t have a Halloween party at the Hare & Hounds without having some sort of Live band … Introducing Lisa & The Gentleman, hot new Birmingham band and probably one of the first to embrace both the arts of burlesque and music. Expect some cheeky songs about sex or drugs… sometimes both, a few spooky Halloween covers, add this to an exceptional stage show, multiple costume changes, beautifully talented front woman and extraordinary band… we have Lisa & The Gentlemen!
There will also be Halloween Party Times til 2am with a most excellent DJ. Look forward to cheap drinks AND special Halloween Cocktail with a quirky name!
Hope to see you there!
Sun 30th Birmingham Sunday Xpress, 16:30 Adam & Eve Bradford Street, B Open mic join Jim Kennedy and Brendan Higgins for some bohemian mayhem
Mon 31st Oct Sophie Snell The Wonky Table Restaurant,32 – 33, Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NR 7.30pm, £25 to include 3 course meal. To the accompaniment of a sumptuous 3 course meal, storyteller Sophie Snell will entertain with strange tales drawn from the lesser known folktales, myths and legends of the British Isles.Known for her wicked sense of humour, Sophie is hosting this weird and wonderful event. Come along in costume, sup from cobweb cocktails, dine on devilish dishes and ride the knucklebone roller coaster of savagely strange tales as Sophie guides you through an evening of mischievous and ghoulish gourmet delights at the Wonky Table. The Wonky Table, Tel 01332 295000, email email@example.com, or Sophie on 01332 840007, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.wonkytable.co.uk http://www.sophiesnell.co.uk