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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Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
Invited to give a talk about the Telegoons for The Goon Show Preservation Society many moons ago, naturally it developed into a performance! Here is the transcript of the talk I have also transferred a film of the event to … Continue reading
Eccles thinks he is off to Ticehurst on Sunday
which is madness considering he will need someone to pull his strings! He didn’t even ask me about the possibility of attending when he fixed it on the phone a few minutes ago with Kit Smith. But then he told … Continue reading
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‘Spike’ at The Komedia
SPIKE – a show celebrating the work of Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers and their Goon Show personnas. John Henty introduced us to some classic extracts of Goon humour including the Ying tong Song on a 78 record. … Continue reading
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A statue to honour Spike Milligan
At last a statue to honour Spike Milligan will be unveiled very soon at Stephens House. What a wonderful tribute and thanks to The Finchley Society who are still raising the funds. Our look-a-like Eccles is unable to attend because … Continue reading
A memory of the lovely Graham Stark who died recently.
I was sad to learn of the recent death of Graham Stark. I had thought that he provided some of the voices for the early episdodes of The Goon Show but apparently that was for just one ocassion! However he was … Continue reading
The anniversary of the first showing of ‘The Telegoons’
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
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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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‘The Goon Show’ – those mad Telegoons are at it again!
The Telegoons – yes Major Bloodnok, Neddy Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle and others are at it again, in this 1960’s episode called ‘The Canal’ – It could be the episode for which I personally knitted Neddy a nice warm scarf, … Continue reading
April alphabet challenge – T is for Telegoons
The Telegoons were based on the famous ‘Goon Show’ the films were made in the 60s and I have just found the pics, a script and a film to download. Most people thought that the BBC made the series … Continue reading
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