Monday, 23 September 2013

Updates - Calendar and Shop Links

Hi all,

a couple of quick updates. I have started to update the Calendar to include events where our members are performing. If you have something to submit please do so.

I have also added a Shop section to the Links page which gives you links where you can buy work from our members. Please let me know if you have amendments/updates.

From Terry:

The Korova Arts CafĂ© is starting a continuous three month cycle of Storytelling, Poetry and Prose to take place on the first Tuesday of each month. It’s kicking off with Storytelling in October and Prose will be in December.

November will be Poetry and I’ve been asked to arrange the evening which happens to fall on the 5th and that’s too tempting to ignore.

But what is it we’re celebrating on Bonfire Night? Is it Guy Fawkes?  I’m saying that it isn’t and that what we’re celebrating is what civilisations over the years have always celebrated which is Fire or the Night.

So, I’m asking you to bring a poem which makes sense now. A new reason to have a Bonfire Night.

This is part of a poem written some years ago to give a sense of where I would go:

Gagarin Night

Guy Fawkes is dead,
born Fifteen Seventy,
died thirty years ago,
sometime in late September.

Over the road they’re having a bonfire,
November the twelfth,
the only day they’re free
and the Council prefers Friday,
something about transport.

So what’s the point?
Wrapping up, roasting chestnuts,
remember, remember, the 5th of November,
gunpowder, treason and what

is the point of the night?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Preston Arts Festival (Provisional Events)

Preston Arts Festival starts on the 20th September.

Here are some of the events Preston Poets will be performing in and attending:

Event No 1
Light Night Friday September 20th at the Mystery Tea House 6 to 9 pm (time TBC)
Poetry reading – music from Preston Flute group -  possibly another act.  This is very informal.
Event No 2
Tuesday 24th Sept 7.30 to 10 pm Central Methodist Church, Lune Street
Poetry and Melody – Alternate interludes from Preston Poets’ Society and musicians from Penwortham Girls High School.
Event No 3
Friday 27th Sept 7.30 to 10 pm St George’s Church Hall, Lune Street
A Celebration of Words and Music
Preston Poets’ Society and Preston Recorded Music Society members will each read a poem of their own choice on any theme and bring a piece of recorded music with some connection to the poem.