Blog Archives

TVAF 25 Year Celebration – Dementia Spoken Word Piece

A post from Setpember 2016 mentions the  TVAF Dementia Poetry Project The video below shows the performance piece staged as part of the TVAF 25 year celebrations at The Lights in Andover on Thursday 17th November. Thanks to Anna Carr

Posted in Poetry, Theatre Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Words In The City – Sunday Afternoon at the Stage Door

In this order: Nell Leyshon, Craig Chalmers, Grant Sharkey, In Conversation With Matt West & LST, Stewart Taylor Sunday 30 October, The Stage Door, Southampton I spent all Sunday afternoon at the Stage Door, which doesn’t mean I was hanging

Posted in Music, Poetry, Theatre Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Reportage By The Sea – What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright, Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth, 13 October The link below goes to my work as published on the Reportage By The Sea blog. What I learned from Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright – Review by

Posted in Poetry, Theatre Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Elemental Dialogues – Water, Mottisfont, 24 Sept to 9 Oct

I was lucky enough to catch this on what was originally planned to be its penultimate day (30th Sept ), and to also have a chance meeting with filmmaker Anna Cady.  This installation came about through various poets being asked

Posted in Film, Poetry Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

TVAF Dementia Poetry Project


As part of the celebration of 25 years of the Test Valley Arts Foundation, today I was leading a group of poets in collecting stories and reminiscences from dementia patients and their carers. We will be using this material to

Posted in Poetry Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,