Oh to be a busy busy bee…

As previously mentioned I’ve been buzzing around like a thing possessed getting ready for the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival.

For the uninitiated I, for my sins, am one of the festival organisers, and what with all of the organising going on my own website(s) have been a little bit neglected, so I thought I would post some links to show you what I’m up to. Which is mostly helping organise the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival. I think that’s what they call a catch 22.

Best thing then, as my audience here is a slightly different one to the one over there, is to tell you about the brilliant headliners we have lined up so you can grab tickets for them too!

HENRY NORMAL: If you don’t know Henry you’re in for a treat. You are, of course, in for a treat if you do know Henry, but you don’t need me to tell you! Henry’s name has appeared in the credits of more TV and radio comedy shows than you’ve had hot dinners. As head honcho at Baby Cow productions for almost two decades he co-wrote and produced numerous series and specials, garnering armfuls of glittering prizes along the way. On retiring from production in 2016 Henry returned to his first love, poetry, and his Radio shows blending poetry, comedy, and observations on life, the universe and everything quickly became firm favourites with Radio 4 audiences. Including me. You can buy tickets for Henry’s performance at Trinity Theatre on June 19th HERE, and IMHO you would be daft not to!

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It’s Been a While

I haven’t posted for AGES because I’ve been flat out on Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival website and stuff, but good lord it’s looking good. The festival, I mean, not the website – far be it from me to blow my own trumpet!

So, if you live in or near Tunbridge Wells do come and visit us in June. You can book tickets now for Henry Normal, Hannah Lowe, Chris Tutton and Anne Denholm etc and there are absolutely TONS of workshops and open mics and other events going on. “Poetry for all, big or small” is our motto, and there really will be something for everyone.

Anyhow, I’ve been so busy I never got to record this with Pam and make the animation we intended. This will just have to do then!

Happy May Day:


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

So I’m off to Eastbourne tomorrow to read some of my poems at a captive audience. Pam will be there too, so we can guard the door for each other and make sure no one escapes!

We’re not appearing at the pier –
The Printer’s Playhouse is where we’ll be
We’ll save the pier until next year –
Come back in twenty-twenty-three!