Tag Archives: Out and about in London

A tribute to Seamus Heaney at the South Bank

 Being invited to this event by some Irish friends somehow added to the poignancy of this very special occasion – a tribute to Seamus Heaney.   A wonderful exploration and celebration of his life at the South Bank hosted by Andrew … Continue reading

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The Troubadour Coffee House in daylight

Having recently discovered both the Troubadour Coffee House in Old Brompton Road and Anne-Marie Fyfe, her poetry collection ‘Understudies’ currently travels backwards and forwards with me on the bus and train. Not least when popping up to the Monday evening poetry … Continue reading

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Max Miller, The Telegoons, Chili powder and life in general

Max Miller – Popped along to a local National Trust Association meeting. I am a member of the National Trust but not this local group. So I go along as a visitor to listen to a talk on Max Miller. … Continue reading

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Launch of the The Poetry School’s new season

The launch started with a party at the Tea House Cafe Theatre in Vauxhall last night. Four fellow students and I were in full voice to read our poems. Poems inspired, workshopped or later developed as a result of attending … Continue reading

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Palaces and Poetry

I’ve been travelling up from Brighton to the Poetry School for several weeks. It’s quite a  a pleasant journey overall, the bus from Victoria crosses Lambeth Bridge where one can see the Palace of Westminster on the left and Lambeth … Continue reading

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Highlight of the week – a celebration at the BBC’s radio theatre.

It was an honour to be included on the guest list for ‘A Celebration of the life and work of Charles Chilton’ at the BBC. We were included as members of ‘The Goon Show Preservation Society’ and because I had … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin in Lambeth and one thing leads to another!

  Mosaics spotted in Lambeth on one of my trips from Brighton to London to the Poetry school. This led me to trying to find out what his connection was to Lambeth. A few days in bed with yet another … Continue reading

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Seems churlish to mix ‘Poetry London’ with religion and rats but there you go!

Poetry London Summer 2013 – Issue Launch – I nearly missed it-  trying to how to cope with a forest of weeds on our allotment but half the time watching the newts in the pond. That’s what happens to those … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track – The Archbishop’s park – Lambeth

Turn left just past Lambeth Palace and a little pathway leads to The Archbishop’s Park. Once part of the garden attached to the Palace, but now a park open to the public. Nothing like the oppulance of the Royal parks in … Continue reading

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Underneath The Lintel at New Venture – Brighton

A friend recommended I get to a ‘Underneath The Lintel’ a one man show about Dutch librarian last night and think I got the last ticket. So glad I got there what a joy! Written by Glen Berger the renowned New … Continue reading

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