Event Archive

29 Sep

A reading by Stephen Boyce

7:30 pm

Stephen Boyce has been widely published in magazines, journals and online and has won a number of awards including the Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition and the Leicester Poetry Competition. He has two collections to his name, Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010) and The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014)as well as the pamphlets In the Northland (TegArt 2011) and Something Persists (TegArt 2014). His work has been described as “intelligent,sophisticated and formally-assured…” and “… poignant, exquisitely phrased poems full of thoughtful observations of everyday life in which he makes unexpected connections.” He is a founding trustee of Winchester Poetry Festival and co-directed the first festival.

28 Jul

Alun Lewis

7:30 pm

Juliet lacey leads this celebration of the work of Welsh poet Alun Lewis.

£2 entrance

30 Jun

Summer Open Evening

7:30 pm

Informal, impromptu, inviting, in the apple loft.  Just bring some poems to read.

£2 entrance 

26 May

May Open Evening

7:30 pm

Bring some poems to read or just come and listen.  These open evenings are always popular.

£2 entrance

28 Apr

Kate Scott

7:30 pm

Poet and Writer Kate Scott came to East Coker and had put together a fascinating workshop style meeting that had the group thinking hard about the featured poems.  A most interesting evening.

31 Mar

Under Milk Wood

7:30 pm

The West Coker Poets presented the whole of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.

This is a classic and the West Coker Poets put together an excellent performance including sound effects.


24 Feb

Stories and Poems

7:30 pm

Anne Gullo lead this meeting which was something different for the group.  There is a long history of the story and verse being linked together.  Many early poems were ‘narrative poems’ telling a story in verse – most Anglo-Saxon and Celtic poetry that has survived is of this sort. 

Many favourite poems such as ‘The Ancient Mariner’ are stories in verse. 

This was a chance to tell a short story or read a short ‘narrative poem’ or read part of a longer poem. 


27 Jan

Poetry on the move

7:30 pm

Trains and boats and planes…….

Poems with a visual evocation of travel.  A ‘poems and pictures’ evening.

£2 entrance

25 Nov

November Open Meeting

7:30 pm

Bring some poetry to brighten this Autumnal evening – any subject; any style.  Or just come and listen.

£2 entrance

28 Oct

Competition 2014

7:30 pm

Our competition evening is always a good evening and this year based around the theme ‘Ten’.  We read all the entries at this meeting and announced the winners.  This year our judge is local author and poet, James Crowden.

Iona Lambe, Amelia Bennett, Anna Webb and Heather Murphy were the prize winners in the four sections of the competition.

See our ‘Competitions’ page for details.

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14