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National Poetry Day, Six Facts About Light

Today is the Eve of National Poetry Day! Here is the penultimate poem – this is a special extra – a ‘mash’ of children in Bristol on the 8th and 9th of August reading Rachel Rooney‘s poem, Six Facts About Light. As you will see, they made a fantastic job of it, congratulations, George, Georgina, …

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National Poetry Day, Dazzle Dance!

We have a Dazzle Dance for today, as this is the start of National Poetry Day week! There will be a poem film a day this week until Thursday, NPD! As I was researching people whose jobs contained light to read poems about light, I thought a fire performer would be fun. I left messages on …

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National Poetry Day, Diwali

National Poetry Day is only one week away! This is film number 12 in my series where people whose ways of life or jobs contain light, read poems incorporating light. Hindu people all over the world celebrate Diwali, a five day festival of lights in October or November, at the start of the Indian business year. Diwali means …

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National Poetry Day, Lightship

One of the obvious places to film a person whose job is connected to light was at a lighthouse. I knew there wasn’t one of those around – but when I mentioned this on Facebook, amazingly, I was told by Dru Marland that there is a lightship in Bathurst Basin, Bristol Harbour. An email or …

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Light Poems on Bunting Event!

Light poems read by people with light in their lives is not my only project this National Poetry Day! On October 10th I’ll be at Waterstones, The Galleries, Bristol, with my GIGANTIC magnetic poetry sets – 120 cm boards with giant words. This is an event FOR ALL AGES! Come along to play with the words and write …

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TWO National Poetry Day Films!

Another two poems in the series leading up to National Poetry Day on October 8th. The first film is one of our people whose way of life or job is connected to light reading a poem about light. Bob Guscott, photographer, of Clifton Colour, Bristol, reads Writing Light, for a photographer, by Lesley Saunders. Thank you …

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National Poetry Day Film, Bright Spark

Today it’s time for the third film in the series of poems about light for National Poetry Day, read by people whose ways of life or jobs are connected to light. This poem is written by Michaela Morgan, and read by Eleanor Trapp, partner, in John Lewis lighting department. Thank you very much Michaela Morgan – …

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National Poetry Day Film, Light and Moths

Every Monday and Thursday until National Poetry Day I will be posting a new film of a person whose way of life or job is connected with light reading a poem about light. Today’s reader is Amar Shar, Optometrist, Bristol – my optometrist, actually, and a wonderful range of frames can be found in his shop! …

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The Light of National Poetry Day 2015!

Yes! It’s that time of year again – the run up to the amazingly stupendous and exciting National Poetry Day, the ‘annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical’, to quote the Forward Arts Foundation, the charity committed to widening poetry’s audience. I am one of the charity’s National Poetry Day Ambassadors. This year …

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Light

As you may (or may not!) know, I am a poetry Ambassador, appointed by The Forward Arts Foundation. The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is Light which I’m sure will ‘spark’ many a beautiful poem from the imaginations of all the wonderfully talented poets in the UK! So why is there a picture …

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