Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Language Club

Poetry in Performance
at Plymouth Arts Centre
Saturday 19th July, 7.30 pm.

Tickets £4.00, £2.00 concessions  (students, JSA, senior citizens)
Open mic (book early on the night) and bar.


Sam Richards
Roger Phillips

 Sam Richards is primarily a musician (pianist and improviser) and composer who teaches part-time at Plymouth University. He has published several books on music, including the brilliant The Enraged Musician (2013) and Sonic Harvest (1992) and another on John Cage. Sam is an experimentalist in music who often works with groups of improvising musicians whereas his poetry is more direct, satirical and hard-hitting. He has also been an archiver of folk music and of singers' groups. On this occasion he will be reading his poetry, accompanied by Lona Kozik on keyboards and percussion.

Roger Phillips has been a regular reader at the Language Club and someone who has also collaborated with musicians, for example on the CD release Distant (2009: with John Donaldson and others). His poetry is primarily generated from news items but has an edgy, surrealist-inspired spirit which works brilliantly in performance.

Further details can be obtained by consulting the Plymouth Language Club on Facebook and the Plymouth Arts Centre online programme. Language Club events planned for the remainder of 2014 include readings from the poets David Caddy (Dorset) and Phil Terry (Essex).

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Shake the Dust

Peer Mentor Opportunity – Shake the Dust

Peer mentors are 2 young people who have taken part in slam programmes before and can inspire Shake the Dust project participants and act as role models. They should ideally be aged 16-24, but there can be some flexibility.

Further details from Karen Lodge at

John Hegley Event

Music, Poetry and Storytelling in Plymouth (at The Staddy, Staddiscombe) on 25th February 2012 at 7.30 pm. "The People's Poet Laureate", comedian and musician John Hegley visits Plymouth, along with storyteller, singer and musician Iwan Kushka, with Kagemusha Taiko providing some incredible live music! This is a community arts event to raise money for new musical instruments for The Beckly Centre, a charity working in Plymouth with children and young people with disabilities. Live Music, cake and a bar. Please call Jodie for tickets which are priced at £5-£8 on 07963541024 Suitable for all ages.

The venue is wheelchair friendly and has a disabled toilet available.

Group and schools discount available.

World Book Night, 23 April 2012

"Congratulations! You have been chosen as a World Book Night giver and the book you will be giving away is The Road which is your 1st choice." I (Ed.) just received this. Will hope to be giving it out to writers on the night.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Poetry School (Tutors)

Does everyone know about The Poetry School? Hannah Silva is involved, and Rachael Boast too (she of the recent and much-acclaimed Sidereal) as tutors.