Archive for the 'Festivals and Events' Category

World Poetry Day 2018

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Today is World Poetry Day – poetry is something that crops up in all cultures and spans the depths of time. Here is what the United Nations have to say about it – this date was designated World Poetry Day in 1999 sadly I think I only really found out about it a few years […]

International Womens Day 2018

Monday, March 5th, 2018

For International Women’s Day the Gloucester Poetry Society are putting on Raised Voices – with headline poets Tanya Feasey and Chloe Jacquet. Two very different but powerful poets ranging from humour to the deeply profound and sometimes both mixed together! I will be hosting and Ada Lovelace The Puppet will also be there along with […]

Jan – What Am I Up To

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The last Saturday of Jan I will be at Overtown Farm in their lovely barn with all the poetry zines, visual poetry colouring books and the Gloucester Poetry Society’s first anthology Poetry Without Pretension. Sat 3rd Feb I will be at the True Believers Comic Book Festival with all the books and zines. Mon 5th […]

Merry Christmas 2017

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Merry Christmas, Yule, Midwinter etc…. I like to snug down and write in the winter and we’ve also created an indoor fire/story telling circle using LED lights and empty loo roll tubes – I hope you are all having an equally cosy time if you live in colder climes and a cool festive times if […]

Gloucesters First Ever Poetry Festival was AMAZING!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

October has been crazy busy not least with the first ever Gloucester Poetry Festival run by the Gloucester Poetry Society. I performed, compared, made surprise pouches, gave out badges and run workshops. There are a lot of photos which I hope to get processed and out soonly but first I think I need a bit […]

Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The first ever Gloucester Poetry Festival is almost upon us – Saturday (21st Oct 2017) sees events starting off with an extra special Food for Thoughts at the Cafe Rene 2-5 pm. This is followed by the Gloucester Waterstones Villanelles on Sunday 2-4 pm complete with Poetry Roulette and me co-hosting! Then on Thursday the […]

Spoogy Woogy Oooogy!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Monday night I inflicted my childrens poetry on an audience in the Waterstones Cheltenham as part of the Villanelles series run by The Gloucester Poetry Society. This beautiful photo of the reading was taken by Kurt Schroeder Photography which is a challenge as I can’t really do flash photography and the light levels were poor! […]

Stary Me

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This photo is me performing at the 2015 Quiet Compere event on the eve of the Medicine Unboxed conference. Photo taken by Sarah Dixon aka the Quiet Compere!

Poetry Without Pretension

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

So we did it We got the kickstarter completely funded and now we have a book in production! Above is the front cover and the beauty of this book is just mind blowing but then I would say that I am publishing it! Or rather The WigglyPet’s Press is publishing it For those of you […]

Art That Needs To Be…

Friday, September 15th, 2017

As I write this there is about 60hrs left on the Gloucester Poetry Societies Kickstarter for their first ever poetry book Poetry Without Pretension. It is a beautiful book full of not just poems but art works and write ups on the poets that have helped create it. The visuals are amazing and are part […]