Category Archives: Cheer yourself up on a dull day

The Traditional Village Fair in Rottingdean

Luckily a sunny day and an event intent on lifting spirits and raising money for lots of local charities. This is the kind of fair I remember as a child in London in the late 40s.       Where else, … Continue reading

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

Mister 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 … Continue reading

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Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?

A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … Continue reading

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Up to the Summer Exhibition at the RA

with my eldest son Robin a week or so ago. The exhibition is so well co-ordinated and every room beautifully hung.  One of the themes is migration and includes birds and animals, followed by  wonderful works including paintings, prints, words and … Continue reading

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Poetry for the book ‘Paul Smith by Rottingdean Bazaar’.

  I had an amazing stroke of luck a few weeks ago when James and Luke from Rottingdean Bazaar popped into the Open Art Cafe in Rottingdean and discovered the poems on display written by members of the Pop in … Continue reading

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A garden full of roses. News of a new poetry course and other cheerful chatter.

     A new course at The Poetry school with Tim Dooley and Tamar Yoseloff is an absolute winner! Called The Urban Pastoral it is essentially a reading course but with options to write too  if desired. Tim and Tamar take … Continue reading

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April and into May – catch up time.

The new moon came followed by Easter, visits to members of my family. Deer eat the roses at my eldest son’s cottage and rooks nest near my youngest son’s house.           This is the  magical bluebell woods near my … Continue reading

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