Archive of Past Events

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009 - 7:30pm Open Meeting

A poetry happening!  - An evening of poetry provided by members and visitors.
No specific subject but as Burns night had just passed any poems by William McGonagall were banned!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 - 7:30pm Ian White - 'A cold coming we had of it'

A personal selection.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 - 7:30pm Night Poetry

Diana Turton hosted this intriguingly titled evening. The nights draw in for winter and an evening of poetry was just what was needed.  Readers - Diana Turton, Francesca Turton, Daphne Ross and Anne Bingley.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008 - 7:30pm 2008 Poetry Competition - 'TIME'

This year saw a record number of entries and a great variety in style and length. Brian Patman, who won our competition last year, had the unenviable task of selecting the three winning poems.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 - 7:30pm Travel

Caroline Mornement hosted an evening of travel poetry with a display of textiles from around the world to accompany the verse. Readers included Joyce Best and James Nash.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 - 7:30pm Joyce Smith & Betty Davis

Joyce Smith from Evershot is a well known member of our group – her ability to recite entertaining poetry, often from memory, is remarkable.

Betty Davis knows the Helyar Arms well; or rather “The New Inn” as it was called when Betty was running the pub in the late 1940’s.  Her interest in poetry lead her to listen to our radio programme last year and she will be coming from Cheltenham to read her selection of poetry and to recall life in East Coker at that time. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2008 - 7:30pm Jane Williams

Prize winning poet Jane Williams from Wells presents an evening of her poetry. Jane is well known to our group having been our competition judge last year. Her poetry is always fresh and original.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 - 7:30pm Italian Evening

Poetry, Paintings and Pizza! Sue Hedges presents poetry with an Italian theme and Art by John Carter.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008 - 7:30pm We Have Heard Ravens

Catherine Simmonds and Gini Astley presented Poetic readings and original music inspired by the journals Dorothy Wordsworth kept at Alfoxden and Dove Cottage. How did their time in Dorset help shape both William and Dorothy as writers?

Tuesday, 25 March 2008 - 7:30pm Open Evening

Attendees were asked to bring a poem – either their own or from a favourite poet. No subject – just whatever they felt might interest the group.