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Poems 2018

I am pleased that I have two poems included in the St Giles Hospice Charity Poem collection:   On the theme “makes life worthwhile” Much Ado About Nothing Fresh, crisp, laundered sheets, at the end of a tiring day. A … Continue reading

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#MeToo Poetry Collection – Fairacre Press

  “Are you reviewing it?” she asked. “No, I feel awkward” I replied. #MeToo is a collection of poems written by women, about women’s experiences with men, carrying a powerful foreword by MP Jess Phillips. It is not an easy … Continue reading

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“Two” Derby Theatre – A preview

  Derby Theatre is putting on “Two”, by Jim Cartwright, between 2nd- 24th March. It is a play beloved of drama students and teachers, one play, two actors, fourteen characters. It is also a difficult show to pull of convincingly. … Continue reading

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Rebecca Watts v The In Crowd

It is unusual for  a poetry article to annoy me. A piece by Rebecca  Watts did just that. This is my response. Links to the offending article and associated material are to be found at the bottom of my piece. … Continue reading

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Grange Theatre Walsall Closed for Urgent Repairs

All at Behind the Arras were saddened to learn of the Grange Players problem with their home, the Grange Playhouse, Broadway North, Walsall, adjacent to the Arboretum. Routine checks unearthed £60,000 worth of essential repairs, a sum way beyond the … Continue reading

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Midlands Mind Body Spirit Fairs 2018

Some in the literary community look at these events with a mixture of suspicion and derision. They can be a mixed bag. They can  also be events, full of interest, speaker talks, discussions and workshops, and interesting people. They boast … Continue reading

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Midlands Literary and Poetry Festivals 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, so 2018 looms ever larger. The literary and  poetry festival scene goes from strength to strength with established festivals becoming stronger, and new pretenders appearing all the time. What follows is a list of … Continue reading

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