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.

Hannah Silva

One of Hannah's courses ‘Writing in the City’ resulted in a 2 page spread in the December edition of Devon Life. As Plymouth’s ‘Writer in Residence’ she will be continuing to profile the writing going on in the city; Hannah has been recording local writers reading their work and will post the recordings on the Cyprus Well website over the coming months. She also hopes to run more free writing workshops in response to a new exhibition at Plymouth Museum in March. 
Hannah will be updating her blog soon with details of upcoming performances. Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe her solo theatre show Opposition will be back in the South West at the Queen's theatre, Barnstaple, 21st Feb. 'This work is radical, political, courageous' ***** What's on Stage

Tony Lopez

Tony Lopez' residency at Dartington has come to a close.
More information about his extraordinary work there is on the Dartington site:
Also, see Tony's other websites:

The Language Club Redivivus

At the open meeting on Thursday 9th February 2012 held at Plymouth College of Art it was decided to continue with The Language Club. There will be two events with guest readers and open mikes some time between now and July and these will take place at the Arts Centre on a Saturday night. When the dates and readers are confirmed we will let you know.

The Language Club has a Facebook page.

The Viewing Room

Tony Lopez has just posted an item on The Viewing Room exhibition at Plymouth College of Art.
The display of poetry and art publications is a great resource for Plymouth:

best wishes,