Monthly Archives: April 2013

Driving Miss Daisy, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This play is held in high regard by actors because of the challenge it offers in two regards. Firstly, the two lead characters age 25 years in 90 minutes, secondly, the play is performed as a three hander, further intensifying … Continue reading

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Boxed Set- Paul Francis

Paul is a retired teacher from Much Wenlock with a growing list of published credits. An accomplished and regular performer on the Midlands and Borders poetry circuit, his writing, and subject matter, is eclectic and diverse. Cross- fertilisation between cinema, … Continue reading

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Lawn Lore- Nadia Kingsley

Lawn Lore is a wonderful poetry pamphlet borne out of a brilliant idea. Nadia lives in the countryside in a rural idyll in Shropshire, but with imperfect grass on her lawn. One day she was moved to ask a friend … Continue reading

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Much Wenlock Poetry Festival Sunday 7th April 2013

This was my second visit to this festival, now in its fourth year. A product of the creative force of local bookshop owner, and poetry aficionado ,Anna Dreda, a strong and varied programme augured well, as did the crowds milling … Continue reading

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April 2013- What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

The festival season kicks in strongly this month with a very strong bill at Much Wenlock and Cheltenham, amongst others. Festivals Fri 5th-7th April Much Wenlock Poetry Festival http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/ April 10th- May30th Leek Arts Festival http://leekartsfestival.co.uk/ Sat 20th -28th Apr … Continue reading

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John Donne Day, Polesworth Abbey 2013, 400th Anniversary Celebration

Donne rightly enjoys a position amongst the poetic greats of the English language. The 2nd April, the day of this event ,was the 400th anniversary of Donne‚Äôs celebrated poem Good Friday, 1613, Riding Westward, reputedly inspired by his visit to … Continue reading

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