Archive of Past Events

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Tuesday, 27 March 2007 - 7:30pm Fire River Poets

The Fire River Poets from Taunton came to East Coker for this meeting. John Stuart and Anthony Watts from this group were already well known to the East Coker Poetry Group having read poetry at our Poetry Summer Evening. Anthony Watts’ poem ‘Blackberries’ won second prize in our poetry competition this year.

Saturday, 24 March 2007 - 7:30pm T.S. Eliot Public Lecture

Although not organised by the East Coker Poetry Group, this public lecture by The Rev. Dr. Peter Mullen was of great interest and was attended by many members of our group. Peter Mullen is Rector of St Michael’s Cornhill, London and is a regular columnist for the Times, The Sunday Telegraph and Spectator Magazine as well a contributor to radio 4. He has also published several books on theology, philosophy and politics and also a number of novels. He is a lifelong Eliot devotee and enthusiast.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007 - 7:30pm Maiden Newton Ecliptic

Virginia Astley and her daughter Florence presented a poem set with a harp accompaniment, based on a twenty-four hour walk around the village of Maiden Newton near Dorchester.

Tuesday, 23 January 2007 - 7:30pm Night of Winter Warmth

An evening of poetry, supper and conviviality in the Apple Loft Restaurant.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006 - 7:30pm Christmas Meeting

The Christmas Meeting for which Clive and Anne Bingley prepared a festive quiz.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006 - 7:30pm A Knight at Arms

Sir Richard Vickers explored poems with a military theme.

Tuesday, 24 October 2006 - 7:30pm Annual Competition

East Coker Poetry Group annual competition - the winning poems.

Tuesday, 26 September 2006 - 7:30pm Trains and boats and planes and poems

David Cloke provided an evening of poetry with a transport theme.

Saturday, 26 August 2006 - 7:30pm Summer Poetry Evening

Many thanks to John and Hilary Darling for hosting a wonderful summer poetry evening in the garden of their house.

Wednesday, 21 June 2006 - 7:30pm Thomas Hardy Soc.

Marjorie Sampson and other readers from the Thomas Hardy Society.