Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hullabaloo Festival, Cheltenham

This is a new festival which ran over the Bank Holiday Weekend at Burley Fields Lake with a full range of music on the main stage . Performance and arts activities were provided for in a tent for poetry on … Continue reading

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Dig the Abbey – Part Three

With just two sessions left there is a sense of being on the home straight now. On the one hand the site is now quite familiar, on the other there always seems to be something new to write about or … Continue reading

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Dig the Abbey – Part Two

I had not intended to blog on just one day at the Dig , but day five produced so many poems that it made sense to do so. This session was led by Jacqui Rowe and any fears I had … Continue reading

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Mee Club , Cabaret and Variety Night, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath

The Mee Club is a relatively new venture, this was its second night, offering a safe and sophisticated singles night out, running fortnightly on a Tuesday evening. Hosted by the vivacious and ebullient Cat Wetherill ,it showcases musicians, storytellers, actors, … Continue reading

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Kick Off, Boars Head, Kidderminster

The presentation of spoken word continues to evolve, “Kick Off”, is a Kidderminster Arts Festival production , conceived to promote poetry within the context of the opening of the new football season and appeal to an audience outside the usual … Continue reading

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Dig the Abbey – Part One

Polesworth Abbey, Polesworth,North Warwickshire near Tamworth, is enjoying a two month “time team” style dig in which part of it is being excavated and investigated, before the ground is reinstated again. Running parallel with the dig are a series of … Continue reading

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Night Blue Fruit, Taylor Johns Vaults, Canal Basin, Coventry

Host Antony Owen, and sometime host Barry Patterson who was in the audience, do much to promote the poetic cause in Coventry as the context of this evening demonstrated. The night before had seen the launch of Tony’s Hiroshima Haiku … Continue reading

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