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Troupers by Keith Hutson | Harrogate Theatre

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Award-winning poet and former Coronation Street and comedy writer  Keith Hutson  presents Troupers, a celebration of the Music Hall artistes, the routines that made a nation love them, and the tough, strange, remarkable lives they led.

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Grasmere Writing Workshop & Poetry Reading

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You are warmly invited to a writing workshop and a poetry reading on Saturday 2nd of September at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. The writing workshop will be lead by Ann and Peter Sansom and is open to all, and the poetry readings will feature Andrew McMillan reading alongside six outstanding new poets from our New Poets Prize competition.   

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Call for North Reviewers

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Call for North Reviewers   Do you enjoy reading and reviewing poetry? The North are looking for writers who might be interested in writing reviews for us.  We have a long-serving pool of reviewers but we’d really like to hear more voices, and so would love to hear from you.    

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Helen Cadbury

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                                               Helen Cadbury, novelist and poet and a good friend to many at the Poetry Business, sadly died of cancer on Friday 30th June with her family around her. Helen was very active on the arts scene in York, putting on plays, writing two very successful crime novels (and another to be published in September) and working on her finely crafted and moving poems which will be published by Valley Press on November 1st. Helen will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends in York and beyond. Details of funeral arrangements to follow. This poem is the last in Helen’s book. Please feel free to share it widely.   The Dance In the dream I am younger, the room is huge and I dance over a wooden floor. I do it often. It’s what I do. I have a huge room, as high as a church, to myself and I dance across its beautiful wooden floor again and again. When I wake the dance is still in me. It lightens my limbs moves me to the kitchen. The coffee brews on the hob and I dance back and forth from the table to the fridge and I am young again and again.     Helen Cadbury

The David Attwooll Memorial Fund

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A new fund has been set up by the family of the late smith|doorstop poet - David Attwooll, who sadly passed away in August 2016.    David's pamphlet, Surfacing , won the Poetry Business Competition in 2012, judged by Simon Armitage. David was also on the Poetry Business Writing School, where he was admired as an outstanding poet and was loved for his kindness, generosity and insight.   The David Attwooll Memorial Fund has been set up by David’s family with the aim to continue David’s legacy and promote new and/or young talent in the creative arts.   The Fund will grant the annual David Attwooll Award , for talented people to participate in Arvon Foundation’s poetry courses. The Award will be administered and reported on by the Arvon Grants Scheme, please see their website for more information: http://www.arvon.org   If income allows, the Fund will also support innovative collaboration between poets, writers, musicians, and artists.   If you wish to contribute, you can make a payment online to: sort code:              08 92 99 account number:   6582 2838 or write a cheque payable to: David Attwooll Memorial Fund, 90 Divinity Road, Oxford OX4 1LN   During April and May 2017, The Poetry Business will also donate all profits from sales of David’s pamphlet, Surfacing to The David Attwooll Memorial Fund . You can buy a copy of Surfacing here.

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