WHAT ANNOYS – DELIGHTS – AND IS OFTEN UNEXPLAINED.
What is ANNOYING me this week?
The aches always the aches.
What is DELIGHTING me this week?
THE DANCE still THE DANCE.
FINAL VERSION of CGE – JIMI DEWHIRST – HYDRANOID MUSIA.
SOME OF MY DOINGS:
STAFFORDSHIRE POET LAUREATE COMMISSION
COLIN GRAZIER ENIGMA.
THE BBC broadcast their piece on The Colin Grazier Enigma last Monday evening on Midlands Today –
I had to wait until Wednesday until I finally got to see it and a fine piece it was too.
The strange pheonominan of being recognised by strangers was also something that entered my experience, being served in shops and being asked “Are you that poet bloke who has done the enigma thing, that was on the telly?” Then going on to tell me how great they thought it was that Colin was being remembered in this way, or that they were related to Colin or Olive.
The people of Tamworth know who Colin was and what he did. There is a pride that lives within the psyche of Tamworth. Everyone wants to tell you the Enigma story, they all want to be part of it. Lets hopw they turn up tomorrow evening.
My post is late this week due to the final preparations of the technical media, but as I write I can say that both the Music and the Film Projections have been rendered into their final forms.
Yesterday saw the cast perform as part of the Colin Grazier Memorial Service which was a pleasant change to the rehearsal schedule, which continued straight afterwards and meant that we could not join the Royal Navy Association for a rum or two afterwards.
More rehearsals tonight and tomorrow afternoon with the big performance at 6:00pm starting at the bandstand – then to under the town hall – then to the Almshouses – the to the railway station. A quick drink in the pub before heading to the Market Square for the 2nd act.
Do come along if you can, ensuring you wrap up warm and wear shoes suitable for walking.
This is a new approach to bringing poetry to new audiences with a FREE promenade theatre piece for all the family.
You can read more details on the performance at http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/Tamworth-naval-hero-Colin-Grazier-commemorated/story-16998769-detail/story.html
I am also working on a couple of poem commissions as part of my laureateship more of which in the coming weeks.
The next Fizz takes place in TAMWORTH on Wednesday 7th November at THE MOAT HOUSE, LICHFIELD ST, TAMWORTH. Starting at 8:00pm
The guest poets will be the CORK POETS, Matthew Geden and Conor McManus with the usual open mic.
Free Entry, with a Bar, Coffee and Cakes plus a Carvery from 7:00pm for £4.95.
NEW WRITERS GROUP.
The new writers group that I am supporting in Coleshill attracted 14 writers to the first meeting, where we discussed what they might want to look at over the coming months. Most of the participants are prose writers so we will be focusing on stories – last week we started with setting by exploring ideas around a room that was special to them. Next month we will look at Characters and Conflict, with the December session looking at Plots and Themes. So hopefully over Christmas they can develop a piece for critique in January.
Everything else is a little bit on hold at the moment – Although I am working on the Stroke Association Anthology, which may now be launched in the New Year so as not to rush the production. More on this as things get firmed up.
SOME OF MY COMING SOON DOINGS
Readings in October and November
30th Oct – COLIN GRAZIER ENIGMA – TAMWORTH
6th Nov – NIGHT BLUE FRUIT TAYLOR JOHN’S– COVENTRY.
7th Nov – THE FIZZ – MOAT HOUSE – TAMWORTH
15th Nov – GIGGLING GOBLIN FOLK AND POETRY – ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE
16th Nov – SPOKEN WORLDS – BURTON – ON – TRENT.