Tag: Poet

Poets Tribute To Frank Wood

Poets Tribute To Frank Wood

Thursday 15th July 7:30pm

An evening of poetry in tribute to Frank Wood hosted by Felixstowe Poetry Cafe.

Florence Cox & Suzanne Hawkes will be ‘in conversation’ with their memories of Frank and will read some of his poetry.
There will be an open mic session for others to contribute poems about or inspired by Frank himself, or about the inspiration others have made in their lives.

Felixstowe Poetry Cafe Members and Suffolk Poetry Society Members can attend for free.

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Luke Wright – The Ballad Seller

Luke Wright – The Ballad Seller

THURSDAY, 1 JULY 2021 AT 7:30

Award winning Performance Poet Luke Wright is back with a new show – and its got story telling at its heart

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

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