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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