Bright Scarf Poets at Poetry Cafe’ (October 6)

“Peter Pegnall’s Bright Scarf poets harmonise and clash, paint with their voices, dance with their words

Unfortunately, Peter himself was unable to be there because of a chest infection. Colin Pink stood in for him and delighted us all with his mixture of very funny and more serious verses, and joined Rosie’s 17-syllable non-haiku sequences (funny, sensual), Dominic’s more intimate poems and Quentin’s erudite and witty ones.

A very special evening indeed, rewarding the audience for braving a horribly wet night.

Captive audience at packed Poetry Cafe’
Rosie Johnston, Colin Pink, Quentin Cowdry and Dominic James

Events

Sadly, all the events below have been cancelled and my hope is that it will be possible to reschedule them to new dates in the autumn and winter. I am leaving them where they are for the moment to whet your appetite… and I will post a few of the poems we will have missed for you to enjoy, starting with two poems from Two Girls and a Beehive by Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell.

All the very best to you all. Stay safe and sane!

April 28

West Greenwich Library
146 Greenwich High Rd
London SE10 8NN

TWO GIRLS AND A BEEHIVE
Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell will launch Two Girls and a Beehive, their collaborative collection of poems, due to be published by Two Rivers Press (Reading) earlier that month. The poems follow the life and explore much of the work of visionary artist Stanley Spencer, as well as giving voice to his complex personal life and the relative invisibility of artist Hilda Carline, his first wife. With projected images of the artist’s works.

Door opens at 7 for a 7.30 start. All welcome

May 12

West Greenwich Library
146 Greenwich High Rd
London SE10 8NN

Readings by the wonderful Chrissie Gittins and Wendy French

Door opens at 7 for a 7.30 start. All welcome

June 23

West Greenwich Library
146 Greenwich High Rd
London SE10 8NN

NIGHT WATCHED
Celebrating the Solstice with Graham High‘s poetic look at the Astronomers Royal, the inimitable voices of NJ Hynes and Simon Barraclough plus music by Alexis Bennett.

Door opens at 7 for a 7.30 start. All welcome