Poetry at the Little Chelsea Food and Art Festival in Eastbourne last Saturday.

IMG_20190725_220903Mister John’s Poetry Cafe line up last Saturday, included William Chasseaud, Brian Doherty, Alvin Culzac, Peter Wathen, Keith Willson, Paul Raffety, Zara Luther, Ann Perrin, Philipa Coughlan, Stacy Carl-Mcgrath and of course Mister John.

Poems, about travel, one about addiction, a monologue with a different take on the tale of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and many more including Mister John ending with a poem for children about Drusilla’s.


Nickie the clown and the White Rabbit were very proud to be helping me with my part in the line-up. I read a new poem about being in Variety ‘Home from Home’ and ‘I wish’ all about wishing my dad worked in the circus!

There was such a long queue of parents with children waiting to get their books signed by Jacqueline Wilson no less, that we had a bit of a ready made audience.

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These lovely photos taken by Pollie Rafferty – many thanks Pollie.

Mister John and an enthusiastic band of poets for their afternoon stall, with a poetry book swap. A chance to read a favourite poem at the mic or take a lucky dip and a chance to make up a  poem on the spot, or just browse and chat!

Mister John runs the Poetry Night at The Under Ground Theatre Commuity in Eastbourne.
It provides a supportive platform for poets to present their own work in a relaxed cafe bar atmosphere.  The Poetry Cafe is on facebook.

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P1040921 ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ Ann’s poetry is available on Lulu, Amazon, in City Books in Brighton and Open Art Cafe in Rottingdean.




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1 Response to Poetry at the Little Chelsea Food and Art Festival in Eastbourne last Saturday.

  1. Mister John says:

    Thank you Ann for posting this piece. Very encouraging. Thank you also for coming along and doing your poems on the day. If they do it again next year. I think I will ask if the poetry can be interspersed in between musical acts through the day, in the hope of a bigger audience to make it even more worthwhile

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