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Swindon Poetry Festival Man for a Day Film Premier

Swindon Poetry Festival is sublime: fun, fascinating and f—ing mad. I dragged my husband along for a Saturday afternoon’s party and then red carpet premier of the Man for a Day film made of our transformations for last year’s festival. … Continue reading

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Swindon Men Redux

It’s a year since we had our Man for a Day outing at Swindon Poetry Festival 2014. We’ll be at this year’s festival (NOW ON) tomorrow for our film’s premier. There’ll be joy and warmth and poetry, based on last … Continue reading

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Interlude

I’m off for a weekend in deepest Devon with old friends. Apologies for what this will do to our “summer” weather. This was the view from our kitchen one morning a few days ago. Not exactly sunny but rather gorgeous. … Continue reading

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Myth Making

It’s been busy. Excuses, excuses. The sci-fi is progressing with some critiques and comments from generous beta-readers. The day job is on an overtime spree but I have just managed a week’s holiday for a poetry Myth Making course at … Continue reading

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ConFab Cabaret with Matt Windle, Retinal Circus and Kurly McGeachie

Coming up tonight: ConFab Cabaret is back at the Mount Pleasant Hotel, Belle Vue Terrace in Malvern. Headliners Matt Windle (if you missed him last time don’t miss him tonight! – and if you saw him last time you’ll know … Continue reading

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ConFab Cabaret XI

ConFab Cabaret XI was another fab night of poetry, song and, this time, visual art, as Sue Thompson ink-sketched the audience during the show and also had A3 giclée prints for sale. The night’s headline acts were the incredibly different … Continue reading

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Walking Thoughts

  Fascinating session considering walking in literature yesterday led by Anna Stenning in Ledbury. We read prose extracts from Robert MacFarlane, Linda Cracknell and Richard Maybey and heard poems from West Midlands poets Ruth Stacey and Jenny Hope as well … Continue reading

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