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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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
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A garden poem and love the marionettes!
My garden – I could sit here in my garden all my waking hours simply entranced by the profusion of the flowers. – Clouds of blue wisteria float above my head and Aquilegia pink and mauve frame where … Continue reading
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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Welcoming the New Year
Sometimes the unexpected happens even flowers can bloom where they want to. – – I have been writing this blog for nearly ten years. It keeps my creative spirit going and ensures I still take photographs of my garden, allotment … Continue reading
Posted in 'The Puppeteer's Daughter' Ann Perrin, Brighton - out and about, Creative Nonfiction, Gardening, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Living by the sea, Marionette, Photography, poetry, Retiring to Brighton - ups and downs, Rottingdean Tagged blogging, Creativity, Flowers, Gardening, looking back at 2019, Marionettes, Painting, poetry, Rottnngdean Bazaar, show business 1950s 1 Comment
The magic of Bob Pelham in Marlborough
Pictures from the event are sprinkled throughout this post. The big day arrived, people gathered including some the younger relatives … Continue reading
Posted in Becoming a poet, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Creativity, Famous places, Marionette, Photography Tagged Bob Pelham's Blue Plaque, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, David Leech, Malborough, Marionettes, Pelham Puppets, Plays for pelham puppets, Ronnie Le Drew, The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild, The factory workers of Marlborough 1 Comment
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
Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Christmas - love or loath it?, Creative non fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Marionette, Photography, poetry, Puppethouse mayhem Tagged Adana printing press poems, Hand painted glasses and lights, Marionettes, Photography, Poems about printing machines, poetry, Puppetry Leave a comment
Chasing the rabbit…
Decided to take the white rabbit on journey from Brighton to my old home in North London because I am vaguely thinking of making a new film. This was where our rabbit was made and where I spent most of … Continue reading
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An Open house with bears!
Artists Open Houses weekends and Bank Holidays 30th April to 30th May. Hey what about TheBigForest Emporium a house with a special interest in bears! Stand alone bears made in felt. Mr Bejamin Rowling and Mrs Michael … Continue reading
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Every picture tells a story – Happy New Year!
Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Nature - birds, Nothing waits a category long, Photography Tagged Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Cottage garden by the sea, Living by the Sea, Marionettes, Photography, Postman's Park, Rottingdean, The Grange Art Gallery and Museum, The old year Leave a comment
What does it take to be a puppeteer?
The Mad Hatter’s face collapsed and his moving eyes will never blink again. I am really sad that this has happened but I remain even more determined to maintain what I can from the rest of our collection of … Continue reading
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