The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
Buckingham Palace In the early 50s my parents were invited to entertain the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and their friends. We had clowns, a puppet circus, a white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, a garden ballet, singers, dancers … Continue reading
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Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
During lockdown I think my life has taken even more of an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality, with a few chunks of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ for good measure. The Mad Hatter is of course unaware that mercury is responsible … Continue reading
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A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
My mother had always loved ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ These are some tiny ceramics she made after she and my father had given up their careers in puppetry. She also made dragons and my father threw pots and made … Continue reading
Posted in Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Creative non fiction, Creativity, Finding my feet in Brighton, Gardening and the Allotment - for the love of it, London out and about, Marionette, Photography, poetry, Poetry - Creative Writing, Puppethouse mayhem Tagged Blackpool, Marionettes, memoir, Mother's Day, Photograohy, poetry, Poetry about Puppetry, Prrncess Diana's Lace, Puppetry, The Iranian Siehge, The Royal School of Needle Worlk 8 Comments
Hands upon hands and so expressive.
Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned … Continue reading
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Sorting essays, stories and photos of our marionettes at last.
I have spent the last week sorting out archive boxes full of essays, stories, my mother’s notes, pages of family history, photos of our marionettes taken over several years. There was an early journal about a school journey to France … Continue reading
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Hooray! A blue plaque for Bob Pelham in Marlborough
The unveiling and celebration is on 28th of February in Marlborough, where Bob Pelham created Wonky Toys and later Pelham Puppets. The plaque is a big achievement for David Leech who instigated the idea and the council for their generous support … Continue reading
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New Year Resolutions…Oh No!
Made a list of last year’s successes instead: Stayed alive! More or less kept up with promises to family and friends. Managed to keep my blog going after ten years seemed a pity to abandon it Made a show with … Continue reading
Posted in Becoming a poet, Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Gardening and the Allotment - for the love of it, Marionette, Photography, poetry, Puppethouse mayhem Tagged allotment, Facebook, Garden, Marionette, Minor successes in 2018, No New Years Resolutions, Photography, Pier Poets, Pighog, Troubadour 3 Comments
Finding the printing press – puppets – poetry – presents
Well we’ve eaten all the mince pies! The Adana I uncovered the Adana press and a long lost box of printing blocks just before Christmas, as one does when one is looking for last years wrapping paper! The blocks looked intriguing … Continue reading
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I was running this rabbit along beaches 60 years ago to publicise our shows! Today I had persuaded him to come out of retirement and help me peddle my new poetry book, which was fine until he collapsed with exhaustion! … Continue reading
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Cinderella – the whole panto in five minutes!
Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Photography, Puppethouse mayhem Tagged Brighton - out and about, British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Doing things just for the hell of it, Educational Puppetry, Five minute panto script for Cinderella, Home entertainment in the old days, Photograhy, Ron and Joan Field's Marionettes, Scratch performance of Cinders, The Star Club in Sutton, Your own panto in five minutes Leave a comment