Denton Bookshop’s Poetry Night Wows Audiences

First meeting of the Black Cat Poets’ poetry night a great success

Four Black Cats With Lemon
Image credit: Four Black Cats with Lemon by Daniel X. O’Neil (Creative Commons License: Some Rights Reserved).

Thackeray’s Books of Market Street, Denton, launched their first poetry night at the Black Cat Café yesterday. In spite of sticky conditions, their inaugural night was a great success with almost 40 people in attendance. Continue reading “Denton Bookshop’s Poetry Night Wows Audiences”

Stalybridge Writing Group Relaunched at Rifleman Inn

Poets Corner returns eleven years after formation

The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn, Stalybridge
The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn, Stalybridge: scene of Poets Corner’s return eleven years after formation.

The start of 2003 saw the formation of The People’s Gallery. In June of that year came the formation of Poets Corner, a writers’ group which spun off from the gallery and later continued under the name of ‘People’s Performance’. During the warm summer of 2003, gigs took place on the Town Hall Remains with at least 30 – 45 watching. As the group found difficulties in hiring suitable rooms in Stalybridge, the group lay dormant. Continue reading “Stalybridge Writing Group Relaunched at Rifleman Inn”

POET’s Day Bus Deregulation Special: Losing My Connection

It’s Friday… surely most of you would know what Poet’s Day means…

As a light relief from most of the factual stuff on bus deregulation, I have before my eyes a song adaptation, written some time by myself in 2002. If any of you are familiar with the collected works of Michael Stipe and the recently split rock band REM, this piece is adapted from ‘Losing My Religion’. Continue reading “POET’s Day Bus Deregulation Special: Losing My Connection”