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The Golden Age of Spiritualism

I have been doing some research for my partner Jane Osborne who is writing a book about the explosion of interest in Spiritualism in the mid 18th century which carried on for a century. It has been highly instructive for … Continue reading

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Bethel Cemetery, Sketty, Swansea

I have never taken much interest in graveyards. It has always seemed to me that placing a loved one in a box to rot six feet underground is odd. Not that some graveyards do not have grandeur. The Arlington War … Continue reading

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Spoken Word at Caffé del Nino , Cannock– 9/7/17

  I had heard about this event for some months but not had the opportunity to catch it. I was curious for two reasons. Firstly, I always like attending new poetry evenings so that I can learn how o improve … Continue reading

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Fun with Fours

    Fun with Fours: Four names I go by 1. Gary 2. Dad 3. Grandad Gary 4. Gazza Four places I’ve lived: (really exciting 1. Sutton Coldfield 2. Cambridge 3. Alexandria, Virginia, USA 4. Leeds Four things I love … Continue reading

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Pure and Good and Right

I haven’t been to this event for a few years, but this headliner looks interesting: PUREandGOODandRIGHT  Open Mic Poetry Event  This month taking place at THE TREE HOUSE BOOKSHOP 4 The Square, KENILWORTH, CV8 1EB Thursday, 11 May 7.30 p.m … Continue reading

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Highbury Theatre , Sutton Coldfield Programme 2017/18

I was pleased to see the above programme, with dates yet to be set. It is a good combination of some tried and trusted favourites, the offbeat, and obscure, here is a preview: Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse is a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo April 2017

I shall try hard to write a poem a day, this list of prompts from Jo Bell will surely help: Day 1   Write to yourself as a sixteen year old. What warnings, what advice would you give? If you have … Continue reading

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