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)
- 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!
- Lace making – poem and pictures
- Pure escapism painting, photography, singing and puppets.
- Sorting essays, stories and photos of our marionettes at last.
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Once upon a time, in the old days, many children went to their dad’s Works Annual Christmas Party and might see a juggler or puppet show. The show, the party and a tangerine to go home with was often the highlight … Continue reading
Here is Frosty the Snowman, this number that was in our Christmas Shows in the 50s. He has also starred in other films. He is the snowman who nearly came to a sticky end earlier in the year, when I … Continue reading
Frosty’s exploits had become legendary in Saltdean for two winters. But he got very grubby, more used to a stage career singing ‘Frosty the Snowman’ not gallivanting on snowy slopes in Saltdean in his retirement. Well what did his silly … Continue reading
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
The marionettes are off to Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton tonight to see a special screening of Richard Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War’. They do of course feature briefly ‘in all their glory’ in the film, but what an … Continue reading
Shameless repeat due to popular demand of course! Yes it’s Cinders again, you just can’t keep a good story down, so if your prince failed to show up have a share of mine! (8 mins) … Continue reading
Out of storage they came, the marionettes from the ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ feature film and their conservation is now more or less completed. Some of the soldiers helmets needed a few pieces of horse hair which is an … Continue reading
Busy untangling some of our marionettes today, what a mess some of them seem to have got themselves into. As I did it I was thinking that much of this will be a lost art one day. Will anyone … Continue reading
The Telegoons – Saturday the 5th of October was the day fifty years ago when the first episode of The Telegoons was shown on TV. To mark the occasion there was celebration at The Strutton Arms formerly The Grafton … Continue reading
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