Due to closure of the Cloisters Poetika has returned to the Pheasent Inn 19 Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DT
The event will be found in the shoemaker’s hall-function room at the Pheasent Inn. Poetika starts its new season, in a new venue. The evening will premiere David King reading from his new collection ‘Strange Stranger’ Books will be on sale and donations from the book sale will go to the charity Children’s Chance.
The theme for the evening is Strangers and John Bruce and David Kind said
“We welcome all to come and present poetry or short pose, or perform acoustic songs, comedy or other performance – either their own or work they admire.”
Sign up is from 7.30pm on the night, performances begin at 7.45 – a small donation of £2.00 is invited towards room hire.
We (Gavin especially) is very excited to bring you our guests to Stockbridge this month.
We saw Duncan Green at Gavin’s very first open word. Duncan’s poem about his life to date had a standing ovation. I’ve just seen him at June 2016 open mic where he gave us a glimpse of what is coming. The room went silent and roared into applause when he’d finished. Don’t miss this one, it’s going to be a groundbreaker.
This is what Duncan says about himself
Southampton based writer Duncan Green developed his performance style through amateur dramatics, entertaining his bored sister, counselling and regular attendance of open mic nights around London.
Duncan will be debuting two pieces at Open Word:
1) Dear You: a fictional account of a father’s relationship with his child.
2) Function of Living: a poem loosely based on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Duncan Green hopes to see you all there so he can talk to you about writing, families and bored sisters.
Les Kazoo D’amour, is a two-piece musical duo who musical repertoire is full of funny, witty, wistful ukelele music. They charm audiences and give us enough time between songs to let us catch our breath. You need to because these accomplished musicians make you laugh and cry and cry because you are laughing so hard.
I know it’s my job to say come along, however, trust me, you really don’t want to miss this musical guest. Amazing just doesn’t do them justice. Bring a friend you’ll be glad you did.
Open Word is at The Grovsner Hotel, Stockbridge SO20 3EUon July 24th, doors open at 1pm and sign up for the Open mic is at 1pm .
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