|Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 7:30pm||Kim Squirrel||
Kim Squirrel and music
Bridport poet, Kim Squirrel, comes to East Coker
|Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 7:30pm||The War Poets||
November sees the centenary of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War.
Jem Langworthy presents – with the aid of volunteer and conscript readers – an evening of poetry written by and about those who lived through the years 1914 to 1918, from the jingoists to the pacifists and the soldiers who found themselves ‘here because we’re here because we’re here...’.
We will see how the war affected the poetry of some well-known writers. We will also hear some too-often overlooked poetry written by women – nurses, wives, girlfriends, mothers. In addition to some refreshingly humorous verse written at the time we will look at poetry written long after the war which attempts to put it in some perspective.