On the first day of Advent…or support your local artists

The Secret Lives CD

The Secret Lives CD

It’s the first day of Advent and Christmas shopping is upon us. So in support of our members BUW is going to let you know the books and CD’s that you can get for your loved ones. At the end of the post is the link to the site where you can buy it. We also have outlets in Andover and will inform you or you can email us at Big Up Words before Wednesday 18th and we’ll post you one from our stock.

First is Ivor and Kevin Bundell’s CD Secret Lives. It is a sweet unplugged collection of folk and new songs. Ivor and Kevin’s voices are gentle and relaxing. The CD takes us on a tour of a the British Isles from Portmouth all the way to Scotland and from Roman times via highway men to the now. Ivor and Kevin touches on our hopes and fears with a subtle longing. Listening to this CD gives you a sense of England that isn’t shown on the BBC but is lived by us ordinary folk everyday. This is a perfect album to have in the background or sit and listen to in the garden or when driving.

We are hoping Ivor will be playing excerpts from it at the Pirate and Poets party in Feb. Click on this link to buy it from the Internet.

Alton Music & Poetry – date for your diary!

On the last Wednesday of (nearly) every month there is a music & poetry evening at the Secret Garden Bistro in Alton.  This is hosted by Chris Sparkes, well known to many in Andover as both Guest Poet and as a judge on this year’s Andover Poetry Competition panel.

Ivor and Kevan Bundell will be performing their unique brand of music and poetry (with audience assistance) on Wednesday 27th November from just after 7:30 p.m.  Here’s a taster from a performance at Petersfield WriteAngle earlier in 2013: