Food For Thought – Poetry Trail

Include food for your mind and spirit when you go shopping in this week. The is on display around the town until 30th September. A pleasant Sunday walk perhaps, with lots more to see as the wonderful New Mills Festival draws to a close?

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Following the very entertaining, successful Spoken Word Cabaret, (thanks to the organisers, great artists and gorgeous audience) poets who have poems displayed on the Poetry Trail (including Yours Truly) will gather to read their poems from the trail as well as some additional works.

FREE event

“Look forward to scintillating readings and electrifying performances from some of the best poets in the northwest of England and beyond.”

Find out more here

Many thanks to the New Mills business community who have supported this lovely project and  exciting community event.

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Come To The Cabaret, My Friends

Spoken Word Cabaret – New Mills Festival 2018 – Friday, 14th September

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Excited to be part of the fabulous Festival Fringe launch night, brought to you by New Mills Festival and Write and Release Poetry. This is a not-to-be-missed night of brilliant spoken word performances featuring authors from High Peak, Greater Manchester, and beyond.

The Spoken Word Cabaret will feature a full range of spoken word performers ranging from the humorous to the poignant. Come hear a diverse group of poets, novelists, dramatists, and folklorists all set to make you laugh, cry, and contemplate the unfathomable.

Featuring:

  • Anjum Malik
  • Nyetheone Matt
  • Fat Roland
  • Pam Turton
  • Linda Goulden
  • Mark Henderson
  • Jane Hughes
  • Phil Poyser
  • Margaret Holbrook
  • Jan Brown
  • Kofi Gyamfi
  • Rob Steventon
  • Helen Darby
  • Randy Horton

Tickets £5 (includes free glass of wine) from Priscilla’s Hallmark, Market Street, SK22 4AA or online HERE

Readings At REMS

As the year comes to a close, sadly this series of Spoken Word events in Chapel en le Frith is coming to an end on Wednesday, November 29th.

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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet. I shall be there tonight, reading my latest autumn poem, and another favourite (and what it has to do with the novel I’m working on.)

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen. It’s a free event, hosted by author, Margaret Holbrook.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP

Poultry and Poetry in Poynton

11th September Poynton OpenMic –  Guest Poet is Helen Kay (Poultry Lovers Guide to Poetry)

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I don’t have any hen poems, although I do have one called ‘Game Bird in Autumn’ which I shall read, and my latest, on this National Poetry Month theme of Freedom.

Hosted by local writer, Margaret Holbrook, the events take place on the second Monday of every month at the charming UBAgenes in Poynton – the food and drink is as fresh and classy as the decor, by the way. Apart from the guest writers, everyone is invited to read from their own work or favourite authors and poets, or sit back and be entertained by the others. 7.30 p.m – 9.30 pm.

Meet the Authors in May

THREE LOCAL AUTHORS

will read from their work and tell traditional stories

at REMS Bar and Restaurant

Market Street, Chapel en le Frith

on Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7.30-9.30 p.m.

 Hosted by Chapel Arts

Admission £1.00

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Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pam Turton entertain you in a friendly setting, with stories, poems and readings from their novels.

Copies of their books will be available for purchase, and questions and discussion will be welcome!

Inquiries:

Contact Mark: mark@markphenderson.com; 07397 164 551

Live Music and a Bit of Lit at The Globe

Whaley Water Weekend June 10th-12th

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I’m delighted to be taking part in this next weekend for the first time. This wonderful music and arts festival has been going on for 15 years.

Fellow author Margaret Holbrook and I will be found in the historic Transhipment Warehouse 1.30 -2. 30 pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with other writers and bookstalls.

We’ll be reading extracts from our novels and Margaret from her poetry collections. Looking forward to meeting and having a chat with you. Also we’ll have some books on sale.

Learn more about my novels:

Margaret’s website:

Find out more about the festival