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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Poetry's Second Life. Northern Stage

Okay so I screwed up big time! I visualised Tim Garland and Pete Churchill weaving their magic behind some original poets from Newcastle Uni!
I was wrong but this didn't stop the event being an artistic and creative success.
To give a true report on the happenings our folky/poetry guru Ann Alex should have been here with her notebook but...
The evening began in the Hotspur Bar where Newcastle fans were rejoicing at their great escape - 0-4 at half-time 4-4 full-time - against Arsenal (down to ten men.)
Russell and I downed a noggin then moseyed along to the cloistered halls of the uni.
Pete Churchill explained that Tim and he had tutored the students during the week and that their chosen poems would be read, enacted, to music played by the performers on - at various times - tenor sax, guitar, vibes, keys, violin, flute, percussion.
Among the poets whose works were read were, Allen Ginsberg, the Welsh poet R.S.Thomas and Carol Ann Duffy.
None of the performers names were announced but all were good and several superb.
Maybe it wasn't what I expected but it was brilliantly done.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ann Alexander said...

Lance and Russell, Sorry I missed this as it sounded like a good session, just up my street. Perhaps there will be more such dos.

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