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Keith Chandler on Poetry

On Keith Chandler’s The English Civil War Part 2: Anthony Thwaite (awarded OBE in 1992 for services to poetry): “A spellbinding book – tremendously impressive, entertaining, moving, funny. And original. These poems are always ‘about’ something.” George Szirtes, Poetry Review: “It is a humane, funny, sometimes biting, very English collection. Keith Chandler is a genuine […]

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Podcast on Nadia Kingsley

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Nadia Kingsley. How would you write about –the Common Mouse Ear plant, the Andromeda Galaxy, or wildlife within a project about Olympic athletes? Nadia tells us how she approaches a subject, and also treats us to some fact-based poems from Shropshire Butterflies, Lawn Lore, e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The history […]

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artist Giancarlo Facchinetti on Spiders cover art

I have known Giancarlo Facchinetti now for sixteen years. We first met at a sculpture exhibition: he was exhibiting his second year work along with three other Fine Art students from the University of Wolverhampton. I was surprised, delighted by and deeply moved by his work then, and he has continued to move many with his creativity: […]

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Podcast on Poet Emma Purshouse

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Emma Purshouse   How would you write about – a butterfly called the Essex Skipper, the fact that astrophysicists can only account for about 4% of the Universe, or the eradication of smallpox? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Emma Purshouse reads and discusses some of her poems, and […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Tom Wentworth

Playwright, Writer, Radio producer Tom Wentworth. Tom Wentworth is a playwright. Recent theatre credits include: Heart of Hearts (Graeae Theatre Company’s Write To Play) and Windy Old Fossils (Pentabus.) He is also an audio producer including, It Takes Two To Lie (Afternoon Drama, BBC Radio 4) and is producing the Maligned Species podcast. As an […]

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At Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

Shropshire Butterflies!   Enjoy a group performance from the book Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire Katherine Swift, Roger Garfitt, Alwyn Marriage, Keith Chandler, Nick Pearson, Tom Wentworth, Nadia Kingsley, Paul Francis, Charles Worth, Emma Purshouse, Matthew Oates and Mario Petrucci  are uniting to celebrate the butterflies found […]

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Butterfly & Poetry Walk

On 24th July, from 2pm to about 4pm there will be a butterfly and poetry walk through the Dudmaston Hall grounds, guided by local butterfly expert Adrian Miles. Paul Francis and Nadia Kingsley will read poems from the book ‘Shropshire Butterflies’ – about the butterfly species that we meet along the way. Please contact Dudmaston Hall […]

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Dudmaston Hall

From July 24th 2011 through to September 28th 2011 you can see some of the pictures from Shropshire Butterflies – a poetic and artistic guide to the butterflies of Shropshire, hung in the barn-converted tea room of Dudmaston Hall. (please be aware the tea room is closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays). Dudmaston Hall, information […]

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