On Sunday 19th of June, at The Grovsner Hotel, SO20,6EU in Stockbridge,
Open word poetry guest David Robinson is bringing audiovisual poetry. Musical guest will be Andover’s country and western singer Alex Kruppa.
David Robinson is a poet and artist from Barton-on-Sea. On Facebook David has described his intentions for his guest slot.
“Because a lot of my visual art pieces incorporate my words, I shall be making this an Audio-Visual Experience, complete with projector and screen. Oh, the miracles of modern technology”
Born in London and brought up in the Sussex Downland, David studied at the University of Durham and at Bristol. He taught in Cornwall and in Kent for many years, resigning from his post as Head of Modern Languages in 1999 to spend more time pursuing the elusive goal of becoming an artist and writer.
A poet and visual artist, David works with words, with photography, found objects,pressed flowers, gold leaf, etc, to create images and 3D pieces. Themes are drawn from ancient mythologies and archetypes, from English folk traditions and from the interplay between the spirit of Nature and the human spirit. He is influenced too by surrealism, by a sense of the deep absurdity and beauty of life and all its contradictions, and by the belief that an appreciation of the human form is hard- wired into all of us, and is the beginning and inspiration for all art.
David has published two books of poetry and images: “The Book of Paper Dreams”(2013), and “This Deep Moment” (2015). Visual work has been exhibited in galleries in Kent, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, and at MOMA Wales.
David is a founder member of Folk Theatre Company “Rabble”, based in Kent, performing street theatre, mumming plays and traditional English music and dance.
With his artist wife, Deborah, David founded and ran The Moontree Gallery in Boscombe, Dorset, from 2007 till 2012. He lives in Hampshire, between the forest and the sea, with Deborah, two cats, and a tame Thesaurus.
Victor Salt is a regular at Poetika in Salisbury. His music is catchy, his lyrics poetic as he humorously captures the human condition and serves it to us with a side of empathy.
An advocate of live local music he organises fringe events such as Salisbury XL.
Doors will open for Open Mic sign up at 1.00pm. Open Words welcomes all forms of spoken word, from novel readings, flash fiction, story tellers, musicans, songs, and poems long and short. Cost is £5.00