Monthly Archives: July 2013

August 2013- What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

Thur 22nd-25th Aug Shambhala Music and Arts Festival Northants – Poetry Tent http://shambalafestival.org/ Aug 23rd – Sept 1st Bridgenorth Festival http://www.bridgnorthmusicfest.com/index.php/arts.html ———————————————————————————————– Day by day———————– Please note that some events take an August break, such as Buzzwords in Cheltenham and … Continue reading

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Bon Giovi, The Flowerpot, Derby

Friday night was my first visit to this semi-legendary Derby venue for the visit of Bon Jovi tribute Bon Giovi. First impressions were good, the venue was clean, tidy, friendly and with sensible bar prices. Crucially, on a warm summer’s … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices- June 2013

Bilston Voices has always had a reputation for strong poetry, an appreciative audience and skilful compering. And so it proved in June with a typically eclectic selection of poets on a warm summer evening orchestrated by the ebullient Emma Pursouse. … Continue reading

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July 2013, What’s on, Midlands Spoken Word

Festivals Thur 4th -14th July Lichfield Festival http://www.lichfieldfestival.org/ Fri 5th July- 14th July Ledbury Poetry Festival http://www.poetry-festival.com/ http://www.debretts.com/social-season/ledbury-poetry-festival.aspx Fri 5th -21th July Buxton Festival http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/ July 6th Wirral Festival of Firsts – Poetry Proms, New Brighton, Wirral, For more details, … Continue reading

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Steaming, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Steaming was written in 1981 by Nell Dunn and was first staged at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, in London, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy . It is part of an ambitious and varied summer season of … Continue reading

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The Final Fall

That moment when he was counted out, forever When neither bell chime, Nor wet towel , Could raise his life on the canvas, it was time. Not just for him, but for an era. The wrestling holds he taught, on … Continue reading

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