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A Day of Good Poetry

February 5, 2015

… at the Bath Litfest.

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Six of the Fountain Poets of Wells have collaborated in distilling 4629 words of our own poetry down to a half-hour performance script. We shall be spending many hours during the next four weeks rehearsing. True to our name and nature, we will present a flow of words on a watery theme, from the first hint of rain to the vastness of the Atlantic. There will be drought and flood, a birth amid the Glastonbury mud, wild-swimming, danger, a very damp dreamscape, tadpoles, seals, a couple of mermaids and a great many birds.

We’ll take the stage soon after mid-day, and our set will be followed at 12.40 by a short Q&A/discussion with the audience between the Wells and Swindon groups about how they compiled their sets.

Subversifs from Bath will start the day at 10.30 with their set “Elemental”. Bluegates will follow with “Swindon: the Genius of the Place”. John Richardson will introduce his new pamphlet at 11.40. Another Bath group, Knucklebones, will be on at 2.10 with “Who am I?” At 2.50 Hannah Teasdale, Jeremy Young and Rosie Jackson will read from their new pamphlets. The Bristol poets will be on at 4.05 with a set entitled “Before”, and at 4.45 there will be a second pamphlet set from Ruth Marden, Rachael Clyne and Sue Boyle. Throughout the day there will be musical contributions from Jon Chambers and Tony Monks. And of course there will be a book-stall!

The evening session will start at 7pm with light refreshments, followed by more music, more poetry, and the announcement of the short-list for the Bath Poetry Cafe Competition.

Please come and support us! Bring a packed lunch and stay all day!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Beau Beausoleil permalink
    February 5, 2015 5:01 pm

    This sounds wonderful, but for those of us across the sea, we need to actually hear something. Can you somewhere post an audio of this?

    • February 6, 2015 9:03 am

      Dear Beau, we’ll see what we can do! I grew up with tape-recorders, I don’t even know what you need nowadays to record sound.

  2. February 6, 2015 8:43 am

    really looking forward to it!

  3. February 16, 2015 7:23 pm

    You make your set sound irresistible. Can hardly wait!

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