Category Archives: Stories & Poetry

gasp

After a bracing few days at Brighton Fringe people watching and eating chips on the pier (fighting off the seagulls!) It is now time to head through London to home towards Manchester and start gearing up for some more excitement of Greater Manchester Fringe where 10 new pieces of work will be brought to life […]
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One Last Gasp

Time feels cancelled some days. The slowness catches up with me and I sense my breath. The quieter pace of life is opening new experiences although (Thankfully) the world around me is evolving to being a safe place. This limbo feels like a last gasp of all sorts of joys and unusual occurrences. I have […]
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How to be Young Again

So much happening in recent days. I caught this pebble on my walk and it was a delight. This Saturday 1pm – How to be young again begins… Whatever is inspiring you these days, please join in a brand new story telling event, July 4th, 1pm and let a host of new stories by exciting […]
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Power of One

Exciting work by these gifted writers streamed right now from our story telling event at Glasgow below Join us today by watching the event below It’s a gripping 40 minute show!  With super reviews.. ‘It’s been a real highlight!’

Glasgow Lockdown Lit Fest

  Glasgow University announces a Literary Festival this month and I am thrilled that my call out for writers to the theme ‘Power Of One – stories from Lockdown’ is being featured. Following a call for work on the Young Vic Genesis website- Work was selected from over 50 applications to be programmed on this […]
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READING- Authors take on The High Street

The Great British High Street writers are announced today Enjoy work from these talented writers – Winners of a call out via Young Vic website – My Local’s Now A Wetherspoons   by David Keenan Brown Bread   by Gemma Murray Finding Oneself   by Martha Patterson Margot’s   by Tasmin Lynne Margaret Pinder Listen on iTunes here Performing them […]
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Shop Local! Podcast Global!

C&A, BHS, Saxone, Dasco.. all gone Today Beale’s and Boswell’s face closure. Oxford’s oldest independent department store will be no more.. I had a lovely morning in their hand made chocolate department and wandered up to write this short poem .. Staff like friends Play let’s pretend As plastic soldiers Guard the stairs In a […]
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Zoo Project

It will be beautiful. He says. Write for me he asks. Everything falls naturally and works its way out. He promises. We talk and overlap like waves. except it will depend on where we are standing. and what place is around us as we walk. The poem feels urgent. Walk with me and take a […]
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Old Amber

Through a piece of old Amber where all insect life is preserved. I wondered what those stages of life revealed. Inspired by January and the history of insects inspiration uncurled. I needed some extra light for January and turned to an antique ring for magic. “The worm’s turn.” The click Of midnight sticks The firefly’s […]
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Nosey Parker Poem

I felt inspired by too much time in coffee shops due to the grey skies (the weather has been so random!).   With so much time people watching I penned a small selection of poetry during a 30 day challenge to put smiles on peoples faces (and help us all brave the weird weather!). A […]
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