Music Prose Random Ramblings

A Band You’ve Probably Never Heard Of…Yet.

I hope your weekend is going well. I’m a bit tired. Got home from a concert in London at 3 AM this morning. I went to see a band called The Heavy North, at The Old Blue Last, a pub (and former brothel apparently!) in Shoreditch But I’m OK with this kind of tiredness. I used to live my life in a perpetual state of exhaustion. I spent so many of my early years in…

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Photography Poetry

City Space – Portsmouth

I was involved in this project, which used the work of a professional photographer as a starting points for poems, which were then turned into postcards. The nature of this meant that poets had to keep the poems to a short length. I’ll post my poem that made the cut, perhaps with one that didn’t, at a later date. But if you are interested in finding out more about the project, then there are events…

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Poetry

The Jubilee Hall, Chichester

A quick plug to post the first event for 2023 at the Jubilee Hall on January 22nd. THE JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY All welcome on the last Wednesdays of most months to hear a visiting guest poet followed by an open mic. You can sign up on the door to read to a supportive and appreciative audience. Headlining on January 25th 2023 at 7.30pm is dynamic performance poet Janine Booth reading…

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Poetry

Kindness Poetry Competition

A quick post to share details of a new, free to enter poetry competition, on the theme of kindness; You could see your poem on a limited edition postcard to be included in Candlestick Press’ popular¬†Ten Poems of Kindness¬†edited by Jackie Kay. This new Kindness pack will be stocked by book and gift shops across the UK and beyond. Full details below – this competition was shared on T’Articulation Portsmouth’s Facebook page the other day.…

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Poetry Random Ramblings

Why Submitting Poetry is Like Finding a New Job

Outside poetry, my day job is spent working in recruitment. I place candidates in companies around the world, primarily in tech start ups and expanding companies. In the last year I’ve filled roles in Australia, Singapore, Hungary, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, UK and US. I’m currently working in the UK, Germany and Sweden. For anyone new to this blog, I’ve had over 120 poems appear in magazines, and a first collection of my poetry was…

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Music Photography Random Ramblings

First Event of 2023

A first event for you in January – I read at the Victoria Institute in November, and it was excellent, highly recommended, with a rich variety of voices and musical styles. THE VICTORIA INSTITUTE, TARRANT STREET, ARUNDEL, BN18 9DG Come along to the second Monday of each month to enjoy a heady brew of poetry, music, art and theatre. Poets headlining on January 9th 2023 at 7.30pm are Arundel artist and poet Andy Waite together…

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