Falmouth Poetry Group 50 years A Celebration

17 September 2022 Princess Pavilions 41 Melvill Rd Falmouth TR11 4AR

Join us for a day of celebration with readings, performances, talks, workshops, Open Mic, a birthday cake and fizz.

Falmouth Poetry Group has now been running for 50 years and we will be gathering, current and past members, friends and supporters to enjoy a day of poetry and conversation. A real opportunity to celebrate this group which we believe may be the longest running poetry group in the UK. 

The day will start at 10.30 and run though into the evening. 

John Greening will be giving a talk; Peter Redgrove : Dreaming in a wakeful world

Pascale Petit will be reading her poems and be in conversation with Mat Osmond on how Falmouth Poetry Group supported her early career.

Victoria Field and Eduard Heyning will be giving a performance O Roma Nobilis – A Pilgrim’s Progress

Alyson Hallet will be offering a workshop Friendship: Lighting the fuse of contemporary poetry £10.00

Helen Ivory and Martin Figura will be offering a workshop: Whats the Story? £10.00

There will be  Five Minute Readings from : Penelope Shuttle, Katrina Naomi, Alice Kavounas, Morag Smith, John Greening, Caroline Carver, Gary Matthews, Henry Purbick, Moira Andrews, Ian Royce Chamberlain, Virginia Griem, Rosie Hadden, Dominic Power, Helen Ivory, Martin Figuera, Mac Dunlop, David Devanny, Alasdair Patterson, Mat Osmond, Helen Wood, Andrew Robinson, Kay Cotton and Robbie Burton. 

The evening will be an Open Hat/Open Mic where everyone is invited to contribute. 

Lunch will be provided by Falmouth Community Kitchen (£7.50) 

Dinner from 7pm will be provided by Paddle&Basil 

The Bar will be open and there will be birthday cake and fizz. 

The day itself is free but we ask that you book a ticket to attend the day, to pay for your lunch and to attend either of the 2 workshops which will be running concurrently. Please use the links below where you will also find some more information on the day. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/falmouth-poetry-group-50th-birthday-celebration-tickets-395223633527

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friendship-lighting-the-fuse-of-collaborative-poetry-alyson-hallett-tickets-396443552337

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-the-story-poetry-workshop-martin-figura-helen-ivory-fpg-50-tickets-396431696877

Many thanks to Peter Edwards for allowing us to use his portrait of Peter Redgrove and Penelope Shuttle.

Thanks to to Falmouth Town Council and The Tanner Trust for their support.

 

Many of the poets from our lock down collection Uneasy Heads will be reading throughout the day.

Uneasy Heads 

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown (Shakespeare, Henry IV, part ii)

[Corona is Latin, Italian and Spanish for crown…  also English for any part of the body resembling a crown!]

This online pamphlet has been assembled from contributions made by members of Falmouth Poetry Group.

We hold regular workshops throughout the year and come together at the end of every one of them to share our work in an informal and joyful gathering of Cornish Poets in the Falmouth Hotel… until, that is, the notorious year of 2020!

Uneasy Heads is our way of coming together again to express our feelings in words about this extraordinary time.