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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

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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