Our first instalment of Penned on the Bont for the new year has arrived, with feature reader and award winning poet, John Freeman PLUS OPEN MICwith me your host Rhian Edwards.
Bits and bobs are as follows:
Date: Friday 22 March 2018
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address: Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Featuring: John Freeman & OPEN MIC
2019 Narberth Book Fair
held at the Queen's Hall in Narberth
28th and 29th September
Open 10am to 4pm both days
Frome Jazz Club is delighted to present our next featured player - Sam Crockatt (sax) on Sun 22 October.
In the 1970s and 1980s, South
African musicians exiled to London by apartheid brought with them a new and
vibrant form of jazz, a hectic mix of infectious tunes and rolling
cross-rhythms. On Sun 22 October, FJC favourite and parliamentary jazz award
winner Sam Crockatt (sax) joins the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio (featuring
Pete Maxfield on bass and Roberto Nappi on drums) to celebrate the township
Frome Jazz Club is rapidly gaining a reputation for the high energy and high quality of its gigs, held in the intimate setting of the Cornerhouse pub in Frome (1 Christchurch Street East, Frome, Somerset BA11 1QA) - and all are free entry, so early arrival is advised if you want a seat. Doors 7pm on Sun 22 Oct.
Keep it live and keep it real!
The Bakehouse presents
Pauline Prior Pitt.
November 25th 7.00 for 7.30
We are thrilled to welcome Pauline back to The Bakehouse with her new collection Be an Angel. Her focus on the pre-occupations of women, including MEN will make you laugh and catch your breath in recognition.
Pauline’s one woman shows attract sell out audiences to Festivals all over the country. She has appeared on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Pick of the Week, With Great Pleasure, and Poetry Please; and on Channel 4 Television.
Her readings are a pure, indulgent delight!
‘Everyone needs a Pauline Prior Pitt in their lives’ Maureen Lipman
The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more.
Bring a poem, a song, a guitar, a large pipe, a small pipe or juggling balls– anything to entertain or amuse.
Booking: 01557 814175 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Followed by a light lunch at the Bakehouse for participants.
15 places. £15.00
Booking essential: 01557 814175 or email@example.com
On March 28th 2017, the DPRTE arms fair will return to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff for the third time. Join a day of action against the arms fair on 28 March, and show the arms industry there’s no welcome for it in Wales!
DPRTE brings together all parts of the arms industry, networking small companies with some of the world’s largest arms companies. Major arms dealers such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Boeing- whose weapons have been used to crush pro-democracy movements around the world, and to commit serious human rights abuses- will be coming to the Motorpoint Arena, looking for new business partners and suppliers for their deadly trade. In 2016, huge protests and a successful day of action caused havoc for the DPRTE arms fair. You can read more about it on the CAAT blog.
Cardiff activists are holding a meeting on Monday 27th February to discuss opposition to the fair- and a day of action has been called for the 28th March to challenge the fair itself. If you’d like to get involved, here’s how:
Can't make the meeting but want to get more involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get directly in touch with the organizers! Especially if you're part of a group who would like to support the actions, we'd love to hear from you.
Thanks, and best wishes,
CAAT Local Outreach Coordinator
This year's Poetry Book Fair will take place Saturday 17th September 2016 in London. More details soon.
A project featuring poets from Romania and the UK. Each poet submitted two poems on the subject of art and/or poetry (you can find these on the blogsite https://poetryartexchange.wordpress.com). They then wrote two more in response to the project. These, along with statements and discussions between poets, plus the original poems, will be developed in an online book to be published by Contemporary Literature Press, the online publishing house of the University of Bucharest (http://editura.mttlc.ro/) in spring 2017.
Undercurrents Gallery in London hosts the first in a series of exhibitions promoting this project. You are invited to the Opening Show on Friday 29th April 2016, between 7 and 11pm. The exhibition runs from 30th April to 25th May, open from 12 noon to 11pm seven days a week.
Undercurrents Gallery, The Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church St. London SE8 4RZ (http://undercurrentsgallery.tumblr.com/)
The second exhibition will take place in April and May of 2017 at Centrala Gallery, Digburth, Birmingham (http://centrala-space.org.uk/), a gallery presenting Central and Eastern European art and artists interested in the region).
For further information contact Steve Rushton at email@example.com