Monthly Archives: June 2012

July 2012 – What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

Festivals Fri 22nd June -8th July Ashbourne Festival http://www.ashbournefestival.org/ Sat 23rd June- 8th July Ludlow Festival http://www.ludlowfestival.co.uk/ Fri 29thJune- 8th July Ledbury Poetry Festival http://www.poetry-festival.com/ Thurs 5th-8th Southwell, Nottingham Poetry Festival http://www3.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/libraries/events/southwell-library-poetry-festival/ Lydney Festival , Gloucestershire 1/7 -15/7 http://www.lydney-online.co.uk/events/lydney-festival/ Thur … Continue reading

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Poetry & Pints, The Globe Public House – The Ludlow Festival Fringe

The Ludlow Festival is a well established affair. This year a fringe has been established which included a poetry day on the Saturday boasting a day long range of events from readings and workshops, through to the highlight, Poetry and … Continue reading

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Parole Parlate, Worcester Literary Festival Special, Little Venice, Worcester

This Parole Parlate special was billed as a “Best of” the years performers, and sure enough the year’s poetic troubadours turned out in force to celebrate, and support, Worcestershire’s longest running Poetry event. A triumvirate of Poet Laureates were on … Continue reading

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The Vaginellas, Boar’s Head Gallery, Kidderminster

The Worcester Literary Festival is a glorious alchemy of the arts which tonight found its expression in the debut performance of the Vaginellas in a typically bold promotion. No-one knew who the Vaginellas were, how many of them there were, … Continue reading

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Fancy A Double, Malvern Cube, Malvern – A Worcester Literary Festival Event

In this year of the Diamond Jubilee there has been much talk about defining what makes Great Britain “great”, and the English “English”, a task whose aim is as elusive as the Holy Grail, I fear. But in Malvern, nestling … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, Old Cottage Tavern, Burton

It was a night, and a pub, divided. You were either at home or downstairs watching England play Sweden in the Euro 2012 football tournament, or upstairs savouring the best of Burton Spoken Word whilst trying to judge what the … Continue reading

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A Poetic Catch – Up

The Coffee Shop We meet, now and then At a table that waits For our familiar awkward dance You never wear lipstick I don’t wear polished shoes No-one watches us sit Our words elegantly entwine Thoughts and cadence in time … Continue reading

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The Wall, Assembly Rooms, Tamworth – From a different perspective

Further to my review on the opening night, the following is from guest writer James Longden, offering a fresh perspective from someone three decades younger, true to the cross generational spirit of “The Wall”.Written without reference to the original review, … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

This venerable venue has a distinguished history . Grade Two listed, it was built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.125 years later, this week of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, it played host to a production of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” … Continue reading

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Rhymes Poly-Vocal Special, Station PH, Kings Heath

Rhymes, previously a worthy and popular regular event on the Brum poetry circuit, now appears occasionally under the curatorship of poetry svengali Lorna Meehan and is as special in its irregular form as it was when it ran regularly. Tonight … Continue reading

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