Tag Archives: performance

Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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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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Time for Tea

The story of the 2002 Cowgate fire is told through the lives of 3 fragile lives shattered by the event. ‘Succinct’ – Paul Vale of ‘The Stage’ Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street – July 30th 12.30 – £7 (£5)  Book Now Flames burn for 52 hours after a spark devastates a city. A young girl […]
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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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Beyond my Fringe

I am living in a tiny dorm room for a month. The man in front of me picking up hid key asks if there is air con. The receptionist says there’s a window you can open.   As I trail through a maze of corridors with 2 backpacks I wonder if I truly needed 3 […]
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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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Oxford Literary Festival turns 20

Oxford’s Literary Festival began 20 years ago and has been housed in many different locations.  Inspired by the poetry that is soon to dance upon the stage of the Festival  (April 2nd) I stand with a coffee and watch as the tents are put up in the Old Schools Quadrangle.   The workmen look to be making the most of a break in the […]
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Colour of Oxford Castle

  It was a blissful and rare sunny day after one long grey Winter as I walked past Oxford Castle and the brick work popped.     The old castle was built by the Saxons with a simple mound and tower to protect boundaries of a new settlement called “Oxenaford”  1000 years ago.  We are now a booming student city but just […]
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Burning Tires in Urbino

  My week at in the Urbino Valley of central Italy came to an end.  There was a thump to the floor and the rhythms felt bold.  They made this sound.       Tiny pebbles dance like ash smashing through fire flies hitting the aimless darkness as the valleys show partygoers how to echo their desires […]
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