17 July 2019

Tonight's event features a selection of poetry from the GCSE Anthology of Poetry and a taste of Simon Armitage, poet laureate.  Entitled 'Power and Conflict', the poetry is presented to us by Colin Openshaw and friends, the Rev. Jim Cocke and Christine Tucker. 

The evening includes the following poems:
Percy Bysse Shelley - Ozymandias
William Blake - London
William Wordsworth - Extract from 'The Prelude'
Robert Browning - My Last Duchess
Alfred, Lord Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade
Wilfred Owen - Exposure
Seamus Heaney - Storms on the Island
Ted Hughes - Bayonet Charge
Simon Armitage - Remains
Jane Weir - Poppies
Carol Ann Duffy - War Photographer
Imtiaz Dharker - Tissue
Carol Rumens - The Emigree
John Agare - Checking Out Me History
Beatrice Garland - Kamikaze

A taste of Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate
It was one small step
Mother, any distance
The Civilians
I've made out a will
A Vision

The evening starts at 8pm, and refreshments are served afterwards. This is an opportunity for the audience and performers to meet together and discuss the literature. 

Admission is free of charge and there will be a retiring collection for voluntary contributions towards costs.