Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Quiet Compere, MAC, Birmingham

Those involved in performing poetry, and attending such events, invariably demonstrate qualities which make them a joy to be involved with. The Quiet Compere roadshow exemplified this, poet and troubadour Sarah L Dixon has a mission to take poetry around … Continue reading

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Steaming, Sutton Arts, Sutton Coldfield

Laughter, pathos and bathos at the bathhouse. 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 . Sutton Arts publicity promised … Continue reading

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Paul Bunyan, English Touring Opera, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This bold revival of a seldom performed and relatively obscure operetta was the second offering from the English National Opera during their stay in Wolverhampton, the safer “Magic Flute” having been well despatched the night before. Paul Bunyan, by Benjamin … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute, English Touring Opera, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This was the first night of an English Touring Opera double offering ,with Paul Bunyan to come on the following night. The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart set to a German libretto by … Continue reading

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Poems inspired by 52

Jo Bell is one of the most hardworking and talented poets working in the UK today. She has an initiative for 2014 offering weekly prompts for 52 poems during the year:http://fiftytwopoetry.wordpress.com/ Her blog can be found here: http://belljarblog.wordpress.com/ These represent … Continue reading

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