Monthly Archives: September 2014

Midlands Poetry What’s On October 2014

Fri 2nd- 5th Oct Swindon Festival of Poetry http://swindonfestivalofpoetry.co.uk/ Fri 2nd- 5th Oct Warwick Words http://www.warwickwords.co.uk/ Swindon Festival of Poetry | October swindonfestivalofpoetry.co.uk Oct Birmingham Book Festival http://www.birminghambookfestival.org/ ———————————————————————————— Tues 30th Sept Word Wizards Poetry – On the final day … Continue reading

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First Poem as Staffordshire Poet Laureate Designate 2014/15

Princes Park, Burntwood Not quite a forest, with only three trees, They even have names, faith, hope and charity. Yet on the United Kingdom it has made its mark As the country’s smallest park. For the marriage of Prince Albert, … Continue reading

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Blockbuster, the Musical- New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

It’s Neat- We Really Love Your Tiger feet The component parts of this brand new jukebox musical are impressive. No-one listening to the radio in the 1970’s could have escaped the song writing of Chinn and Chap, Nicky Chinn and … Continue reading

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Open All Hours- Lichfield Garrick Theatre

F-f-fantastic show Open All Hours started life as a BBC television sitcom created, and written, by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series from 1976 to 1985 and regularly features in the Top Ten … Continue reading

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AC/DCUK – Lichfield Garrick Theatre

High Voltage Rock n Roll Although I am a rock fan whose tastes were forged in the vintage years of the 1970’s, somehow AC/DC passed me by. I saw all of their illustrious contemporaries live, but whilst being aware of … Continue reading

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The Songs of Sister Act – Lichfield Garrick

Out of the Habit Sister Act has been a hugely successful film and stage musical, the former driven by the charisma and personality of Whoopi Goldberg. The gospel soul tinged music is evergreen, and so it is not surprising that … Continue reading

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Open All Hours is coming to the Lichfield Garrick

Open All Hours, an adaptation of Roy Clarke’s sitcom, is coming to the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday and Sunday,20th and 21st, of September. It has toured around the Midlands, taking in Burton on Trent, Stamford, Redditch, Solihull and Shrewsbury. I … Continue reading

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Ladykillers, The Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

The Ladykillers is a stage adaptation written by Graham Linehan based on the Ealing comedy film of the same name which premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse in November 2011. Only just released for amateur performance, the Grange Players are fortunate … Continue reading

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British Female Pop Stars of the 1980’s

The third instalment in my occasional series which has become widely read, much to my delight , and surprise. For the avoidance of doubt, this piece includes those solo British singers who came to prominence in the 1980’s, who have … Continue reading

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Midlands Poetry Whats on September 2014

Sun 31st August Sound and Music Swan with two nicks, 28 New St, Worcester WR1 2DP,730pm, free in,and we’re back! Have you missed us? We’ve missed you, ever so much!! Come along to the Swan with Two Nicks and lets … Continue reading

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