Monthly Archives: October 2011

21st Century Theology

“And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves” And … Continue reading

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Sic Gloria Transit Mundi

Dragged, no better than a beggar’s dead dog Through Sirtes’ indifferent gutters Eyes closed, dyed black hair matted A temple shattered , exultant cries the farewell salute To a Mad Dog whose day had come Victim to grappling hands, time … Continue reading

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“Confessions of Honour” The Station PH, Sutton Coldfield

The upstairs function room at The Station has recently been refurbished with the stage extended, a lighting rig installed, and the sound system upgraded. As a consequence the calibre of production possible at the venue has improved and is able … Continue reading

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Tetractys

The Message Brick Oblong Instrument Inert being Yet when thrown carries a potent message. Leaf Crisp It gasped Under foot Though once verdant Now its sapped span lies prone spent and broken Big Cat Fast Slender Seductive The cats’ sleek … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, Old Cottage Tavern, Burton upon Trent

Spoken Worlds is normally the domain of Gary Carr as master of ceremonies, but this month Gary was indisposed , leaving Mal Dewhirst of Polesworth Poets to step into the breach to keep the wheels turning, and a fine job … Continue reading

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2012 Upcoming Spoken Word Dates Jun -Dec

Fri 1st Word and Sound,Art House Cafe, Crowngate, Worcester from 7.30pm. Entry £3, Jenny Hope officiates Fri 1st John Hegley, Guildhall, Leicester:This Friday, June 1st, poetry hero and legend, John Hegley will make a special flying visit to Leicester to … Continue reading

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Megan Davies – Forgotten Pop Trailblazer

I have always been hugely interested in popular music , especially that from which I can first remember as a child. My earliest memories? Puff the Magic Dragon- Peter, Paul and Mary, Pet Clarke with Downtown/ Don’t Sleep in the … Continue reading

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Boring People in Hospital Treatment Waiting Rooms

I prefer silence, quiet reflection Interrupted only by the passing purposeful pace of a nurses flat shoe Or the quiet invocation that it is “time to come through” Where a book may be read, a trusty tome Or ones thoughts … Continue reading

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Hit the Ode – International Dice Slam, Fazeley Studios, Birmingham

Bohdan Piesecki has been personally responsible for shifting the profile of Birmingham’s poetry scene up several gears with his monthly “Hit the Ode” series at the Victoria Public house in the past year. Tonight, he went still further , assembling … Continue reading

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Nikki Bennett, Streetly Library

The Midlands is awash at the moment with spoken word events sometimes pulling in hundreds, as at Cafe Yum in Birmingham last week. Yet the backbone of poetry is often to be found in Libraries, with dedicated and knowledgeable librarians … Continue reading

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