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Through the Woods at Ted Hughes Festival

Thank you Anna Turner, for booking Through the Woods – with David Calcutt   and Nadia Kingsley and Helen Calcutt – at this year’s Ted Hughes festival !!     What a wonderful experience ! The Poetry Cafe at Erringden Rooms in Mytholmroyd is perfect for poetry  – great light, great acoustics, a relaxed intimate […]

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The Universe and everything

I had never applied for Grants for the Arts funding, from the Arts Council England – until a year ago. I had a crazy idea – and thanks to them, it is now a 45 minute performance – It’s called e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in 45 minutes. It involves an astrophysicist, two poets […]

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Writing West Midlands and their Writer Networking sessions around the region rock !!

Yesterday I went along to Wellington Library for a free Writer Networking session run by Writing West Midlands. For no money whatsoever I was given two wonderful hours of talks, questions and answers, and chances to chat one to one with the two speakers, and with our host, Jonathan Davidson Go to :   http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/events/ The […]

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Liz Lefroy’s new poetry pamphlet

I am like a proud Aunt. I have been on a nine month journey with Liz Lefroy – and she has now given birth to her third poetry pamphlet It is called Mending the Ordinary It is the shape of a small photo album Gillian Clarke and Philip Gross comment : ‘From the delicious first poem, ‘In The Queue In […]

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Independent and full of Heart …

So let’s start at 8 am. This morning – Thursday 11th September 2014. A glorious morning. Mist and sunshine Driving from near Oswestry (our new local town) to Much Wenlock – and I realise, not for the first time that I live in the most beautiful place in the world When I say “realise” – […]

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Here is what to do this Bank Holiday Monday

Alex Ramsay – photographer; Liz Lefroy – poet OS    (BONES) at Workhouse Gallery, Presteigne LD8 2UF  (01544 267 8640) 11 am, Monday 25th August (lasts about an hour) £6 as part of the Presteigne Festival ……..from their website: Os         Poetry and Photography This year’s Workhouse Gallery exhibition features prints from Os, […]

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Death, Life and Poetry

When my Mum died in September I felt an intense urgency to work on a poem that I had written the month before. I had to do it, but I was rather concerned about my behaviour, and thought maybe I was avoiding thinking about ‘things’ … but when, and only when I had finished the […]

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