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 sea air inspires writers.
Does the sea air cast a spell on those who wander the streets of seaside towns, for so many seem compelled to pick up a pen. On Thursday night Saltdean Scribblers (a creative writing group) took the stage, sharing the evening … Continue reading
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Saltdean Scribblers Soiree.
Saltdean Scribblers hosted an evening of poetry, prose and music at Saltdean Library a free event and open to the public. I’m calling it a soiree because of the party atmosphere. One short story called ‘Fish Pie’ by Marian Phillips … Continue reading
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April alphabet challenge – M is for Marionettes
Well what what you would expect from a puppeteer – I still have fond memories of most of my marionettes, workshops and performances. Puppets are the kind you hold in your hand by the … Continue reading
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Cinderella – the whole panto in five minutes!
A do -it- yourself version of Cinderella – a tongue in cheek script written in haste. You may be inspired to create your own version. It might also remind oldies of a time when aunties and grannies were around and children … Continue reading
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Marionettes never age, but their owners do!
A few marionettes from our attic – now in storage! A tiny bit of puppet history background Puppet companies in Europe certainly in the 60s, were often subsidised by the state. There was also a culture of street theatre, particularly … Continue reading
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