Archive of Past Events

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Tuesday, 26 February 2008 - 7:30pm Wartime poetry

James Crowden has lived in North Dorset and South Somerset for the last 20 years. Now a full time writer, he has had a varied career as a sheep farmer, forester and cider maker. In the 1970’s he served in the army in Cyprus and travelled widely in India, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.  His recent books include ‘Dorset Man’ and ‘Dorset Woman’. Both books document the lives of those working in traditional industries in the area. James has had many radio and TV appearances over the years. This was a very interesting evening.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 - 7:30pm Ama Bolton

Thought provoking and often witty, Ama Bolton's poetry often has a different slant on life. A local poet and a frequent reader at the 'Poetry Fountain' in Wells.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007 - 7:30pm A Christmas Trio

Poetry and mince pies! Isabel Berkeley, Clare & Michael Phillips and Amelia Bennett read poetry for the season

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 - 7:30pm Open Mike

James Crowden was unfortunately unwell, so an "open mike" evening was held instead.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007 - 7:30pm 2007 Poetry Competition

Poetry on the subject of  “Weather” . The judge was last year’s winner Jane Williams, from Wells.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 - 7:30pm Give me a home among the gum trees

Sue McKerracher presented Poetry with an Australian theme + Australian Poets Live

Tuesday, 21 August 2007 - 7:30pm Tennyson Evening

Our second outside event, opportunity for a group photo. Photographic theme centred on the work of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007 - 6:30pm American poetry

"A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon ..."  There is more to American poetry than Dangerous Dan McGrew.  On the eve of American Independence Day, John Darling hosts this evening of American poetry.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 - 7:30pm Flora poetica

Jean Caunter presented her selection of poetry spanning the floral world. This was a varied and lively collection ranging from John Clare to Sylvia Plath.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007 - 7:30pm Open Evening

People brought their own poems to read, or read their favourite poems, or just came and listened. There was no theme, so this was a poetry ‘Happening’.