Monthly Archives: February 2012

East of Sudan

Judging this film forty eight years after release requires some care. In 1964 it pandered to the escapism that cinema goers still relished, echoed days of colonial glory which were rapidly fading and offered a glimpse of the exotic before … Continue reading

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Time & Place

Two locations have inspired me recently. The first is a prison I visited,the second is a community cafe.The following poems reflect those two experiences: Reverie If you close your eyes You are not there The air can smell sweet Drawn … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Poetry with Write Down Speak Up, Ort cafe, Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath

The following poem is one I wrote on the day and is featured as the introductory voice-over. Ort cafe Where ink once mixed in chemical alchemy Folk and ideas now flow They come and go In babbling chatter Of this … Continue reading

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Midlands Poetry Workshops 2012

Saturday 11th Feb Music of the Spheres, the Wattlewood Room at St John’s Museum, Warwick, CV34 4NF.1.30-4.00pm, £16.00 Nine Arches Press, These workshops, based in the tranquil surroundings of the Wattlewood Room at St John’s Museum in Warwick, are designed … Continue reading

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers -The Live Anthology Album review

I am always doubtful of those who claim to like the full body of a great artist’s catalogue. For me the process of creating a great body of work involves exploring, sometimes turning back and sometimes failing. I have followed … Continue reading

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Poetry Evening, The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse,Castle Gates, Shrewsbury

This was the inaugural evening of what is to be a monthly event which Behind the Arras was pleased to support. Normally to be an open mic, the first evening was launched by Liz Lefroy and Vuyelwa Carwin. Although Shropshire … Continue reading

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