This autumn brings us a new commission from Clevedon Literary Festival, where we are putting together a group of poets and musicians to create a hybrid remembrance event. The poetry will feature great works like Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade, war poetry by Siegfried Sassoon, French and Spanish poets (Lorca, Eluard) and contemporary writers, some of them local to Clevedon. We will also feature poems and stories of unaccompanied migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, some of them Clevedon residents. The music will feature popular songs and classical works by Bach etc. More information will follow shortly...
It is ages since we last hit the road - back in January 2020. We've been busier on the publications front and with Zoom performances hosted by Mark and Steve (Poetry from the Grassroots), which are due to recommence following a short summer break.
Isabel's third collection - Scallywag - is flying off the shelves (slight hyperbole there missus!). But she has been featured twice across the pond in the brilliantly eclectic Jerry Jazz Musician periodical for all you hipsters, beatniks, aficionados, and fans of the f sharp.
Members of our collective continue to pop up all over the world, at online slams and other gigs, from New Zealand to New York and New Brighton (OK - we lied about New Brighton!). Watch out for us if you happen to sign up for an online spoken word event in your 'hood.
James is running Sydenham Arts - Emma is studying Fine Art. Cass is back on the boats and Sabina is literally flying about all over the place. Finally, check out Patricia Hammond's latest books and CDs. That's us for now!
In the meantime, how about revisiting past glories while we prepare for our next show, which we promise will be even more exciting than the last!