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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Tag Archives: Punch and Judy
More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
Frankly the reality of realising that I am still alive came as a bit of a shock. Only recently have we ventured out after nearly two years of remaining pretty close to home. We were treated to a lovely weekend … Continue reading
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Easter bonnets, life, the world and everything…
Loved these little hats from my old house, recently discovered in the loft in a box, so today thrown together a little film. Been up and about going to one of two special things like the ‘Pighog’ event the … Continue reading
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Never a dull moment Mr Punch
Pop along to the fishing museum with Paul my youngest son, Jamie middle grandson and Paul’s Mr Punch. Mr Punch stops at every stall to buy an ice cream, he is such an attention seeker! (note the bits in italics are … Continue reading
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The Weald Allotments celebrates it’s 100th birthday!
I don’t usually put an allotment posts on this page they are all under the heading ‘for love of my allotment’ (please see the header) But since it was a special occasion, here we … Continue reading
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Rottingdean Terraces on Stage
Well they seem to have cracked it, for here we are on the terraces at the start of a full summer programme for 2012. Today we had a band to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee sponsored by Rottingdean Parish Council, Rottingdean … Continue reading
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‘We seek him here, we seek him there’ – Mr Punch is everywhere!
A new exhibition at The Fishing Museum in Brighton – seaside entertainment and of course Mr Punch and interactive workshops thrown in! A great exhibition in Worthing Art Gallery too.. . with Professor Glyn Edwards. … Continue reading
‘A Timber Idol’
I have just received a copy of a new book called ‘A Timber Idol’ by Martin MacGilp which chronicles Mr Punch’s presence in Scotland. It is a gem of a book and is dedicated to Francesco Cardoni who apparently was likely to … Continue reading
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Film edited at last! Mr Punch’s 350th Birthday Party.
More on ‘The Big Grin’ This film has been a bit of marathon, I had about an hour and half of footage. I wanted to make sure that every Mr Punch who had made the effort to attend was in the … Continue reading
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Mr Punch off to Covent Garden for his 350th anniversary.
Oh how Mr Punch loves the Brighton to London train, so many sights to see! At last Victoria, “Wakey wakey Judy”. “You promised me a taxi Mr Punch, they don’t make taxis this long, its an underground train Mr Punch. … Continue reading
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Punch and Judy – a little bit of history – “That’s the way to do it!’
According to some authorities the character of Punch was the character of Pulcinella (the original Italian name for Punch) who was invented in Naples in or around 1600 by a comedian named Silvio Fiorillo. This show would have been performed … Continue reading
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