Category Archives: Photography

World Mental Health Day

Last week I ran a poetry workshop in an Adult Psychiatric Rehab hospital for World Mental Health Day. Wonderful people – wonderful poems – used a variety of prompts and read poems by Frank O’Hara and William Carlos Williams for good measure! A … Continue reading

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A handful of my poems and pictures for National Poetry Day.

Sometimes I give my own poems an airing. The truth is that I can surprise myself by finding something I had completely forgotten about and being quite pleased that I wrote it. At other times I cringe with embarrassment. These … Continue reading

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As autumn approaches – a poem – a visit to Emmetts – bits and pieces.

I enjoyed painting an image for another of my poems – could become a habit!    An award-winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ 1. Emmetts      Robin savours the smell of the toffee tree (Katsura tree) Love the Persian … Continue reading

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Our old coal scuttle – modern haiku and other small poems.

Currently I am experimenting with linking sketches to poetry. mad Ella ate coal small pieces from our scuttle unwed and alone gran said they took her baby and the shock sent her insane a shimmering globe mirror of distortion white space … Continue reading

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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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