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A Book in the Hand

October 19, 2017

Glastonbury riddle

Here, very belatedly, are some of my photos from our recent exhibition  at ACE Arts in Somerton, a light-filled and versatile space that attracts hundreds of visitors.

First, general views of the gallery.

gallery view


Next, the work under various headings, starting with  Dove Tales and the Librarium of small books.

Dove Tales 1

Dove Tales 2


Next, “Backwards”.

Karen backwards

Judy backwards

Jane backwards

Clare backwards

C arol backwards

Bron backwards

Ama Backwards


Nina comfort

Karen comfort

Janine comfort

Jane discomfort

Clare comfort

Ama comfort

“Imagined worlds”

Pauline imagined worlds

Pauline imagined worlds 2

Jane imagined worlds

Imagined worlds 6

Imagined worlds 5

imagined worlds 4imagined worlds 3

imagined worlds 2

Imagined worlds 1

Bron imagined worlds

Bron 2

Ama Imagined Worlds


Pat letters

Nina letters

more letters


Karen letters

Judy letters

Judith letters

Jane letters

Jane letters 2

Ama and Jane letters

Ama letters 2

Ama letters 1


Clare repetition

Repetition 1

repetition 2

repetition 3

repetition 4

repetition 5

Ama repetition


Pauline tracks

Pat riversong 2

Karen tracks

Karen tracks 2

Judy tracks

Judy tracks 2

Janine tracks

Jane limpet journeys 1Jane limpet journeys 2

Clare tracks

Caroline tracks

Carol tracks

Ama tracks

And finally, “Winged”

winged 1

winged 2

Nina winged

Karen winged

Judy winged

Janine winged 1

Janine winged 2

Jane winged

Clare winged


Ama winged


The Unseen Web, and other works

October 14, 2017

Since delivering “Between Two Moons” at the end of August, I’ve made fourteen copies of this micro-pamphlet in “French doors” format (short extract below),

Unseen Web

the mycorrhizal savings-bank
gives to the needy
stealthily underground

takes from the healthy
repays with interest from
common wealth underground

Unseen Web 2

… edited and made about 60 copies of this anthology (32 poems and stories by 21 writers)


… and ten copies, so far, of this pamphlet

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… and finished this king-size quilt Mary and I have been making for an October wedding.


Nearly all the fabrics came from our favourite shop,  Midsomer Quilting, who have recently moved to new premises in Chilcompton.

Now for my September poetry news …

My prose-poem Grayhaar was highly commended in the Bradford-on-Avon festival poetry competition.  You can read it here. That’s me in the orange dress.
Here’s my 3rd prize poem in the Battered Moons Poetry competition. Two years ago I came third with this poem.

Concert in Wells, 22 October

October 8, 2017

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Amazing Space II last weekend

October 7, 2017

Amazing Space

Dove Meadow

This weekend is the last chance to come down to our special place, The Dove (SAW venue 21) and catch what has been a much visited and dare I say much loved exhibition (the comments books say so, anyway). Here’s a round up of what you will see when you come, and what, in the words of one visitor, is ‘rich and lush’.

Way out Yonder 2 Bron Bradshaw’s ceramics and etchings inspired by our USA trip, leading to….

Way out Yonder 1 Diana Milstein’s paintings and poems from the trip

Way out yonder 8 And Sandie Roche’s rugs and blankets forming a colourful backdrop.

Way out yonder 7 Di and Bron’s pottery inspired by the Native American tradition sits on the big Rochat press,

Way out yonder 5 and Bron’s Grand Canyon etching on the back wall above the Hunter Penrose press.

Pottery 2 The path through Mike Dodd’s garden leading to….

Pottery 3 his pottery showroom.

Spirit of Place 8 Back through the garden and up the metal staircase to the Spirit of Place exhibition –…

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Food for the mind at Wells Food Festival

October 7, 2017


Find the Poetry Picnic near the bandstand in Wells Recreation Ground this Sunday, October 8th from 11am. Choose your picnic from plenty of stalls selling wonderful locally-produced food and drink, and come and hear locally produced food-themed poems and stories!


Not local, but charming! (Photo by Jan Jansen)

Amazing Space – Spirit of Place opening weekend

September 24, 2017

Source: Amazing Space – Spirit of Place opening weekend

Somerset Art Weeks start on Saturday!

September 21, 2017

… and out Preview at the Dove is tomorrow evening. Do come if you can. Or come during the fortnight. I’ll be there all day Sunday 1st October.

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