Poetry WORKSHOP on STEVIE SMITH with Katherine Gallagher.
Sep
21
1:30 pm13:30

Poetry WORKSHOP on STEVIE SMITH with Katherine Gallagher.

Poetry WORKSHOP on STEVIE SMITH with Katherine Gallagher.

Saturday, September 21, 1.30 – 4pm. £27, £21(concessions). Refreshments provided. Places limited

Venue: The Community Room, Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London. N13 4EY.

(329 bus from Wood Green or Enfield, 5 minutes from Palmers Green BR Station)

Bookings now open. Places limited. Phone or email.

Contact Katherine 020 8881 1418    Email: mail@katherine-gallagher

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PONDERS END WALKSunday 22nd September 2019Meet Ponders End Station 2pm
Sep
22
2:00 pm14:00

PONDERS END WALKSunday 22nd September 2019Meet Ponders End Station 2pm

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Jaywalks

presents

PONDERS END WALK
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Meet Ponders End Station 2pm
(parking available in the side streets off Alma Road and South Street. The 191 bus route stops near the station)

This walk looks at the industrial heritage of Enfield. There was a mill mentioned in Domesday Book and at one time this area was the equivalent of Silicon Valley for cutting edge technology. There will be some footbridges to cross.

£5.00 per person £4.00 concessions

Also

Wednesday 25th September 2019
THE ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORY
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield EN2 0AJ 2.30pm doors open 2pm
At one time the biggest employer in Enfield. For 170 years it ensured our area was well known throughout the world.

£3.00 per person including tea and biscuits

If you have any questions please feel free to phone, text or email me:
joe@jaywalks.co.uk www.jaywalks.co.uk


Advance notice!
From January 2020 I will be increasing my prices for walks and talks. Walks will go up to £6.00 per walk (£5.00 concessions) and talks will be £4.00 a talk.

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Poetry in Palmers Green presents: The Road Not Taken  An afternoon of poetry, compered by Maggie Butt
Sep
28
1:15 pm13:15

Poetry in Palmers Green presents: The Road Not Taken An afternoon of poetry, compered by Maggie Butt

Poetry in Palmers Green Library presents: The Road Not Taken

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An afternoon of poetry, compered by Maggie Butt

 1.15 for 1.30,  Saturday 28th September.

Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green, London N13 4EY

Entry £3. (£2 concessions.)

 

Reading: Mark Holihan.

Open mike - readers from the floor. (Please come early and sign up on the day.  One short poem each.)

Tea, biscuits, books for sale and poetry chat.

Talk on Robert Frost by Martyn Crucefix.

Reading: Denise Saul.

Finish time 4pm.

Note: seating space limited – arrive in good time.

 

Mark Holihan a writer and graphic designer, is a former Californian who has spent much of his life travelling and is now settled in Kent. A winner of the Phalen award for both poetry and short fiction, he has also been shortlisted for the Bridport prize. His poetry is published and magazines and anthologies and his first collection was There Are No Foreign Lands (Cultured Llama 2016.)

 

Robert Frost talk: Searching for the Real Robert Frost. 

Discover and enjoy more of the poetry of Robert Frost. Find out more about his road not taken, his relationship with Edward Thomas, why good fences make good neighbours, his links with JFK. Was he a bleak Modernist, a belated Romantic or just a curmudgeonly farmer poet? A talk by poet, blogger, translator and teacher, Martyn Crucefix.

Martyn Crucefix has translated Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus and the Daodejing (all Enitharmon, press). Most recent original poetry: The Lovely Disciplines (Seren, 2017) and forthcoming from Hercules Editions, Cargo of Limbs (Autumn, 2019) and These Numbered Days, translations of the GDR poet Peter Huchel (Shearsman (Autumn 2019). Blogs at http://www.martyncrucefix.com

Denise Saul is a London writer, poet and visual artist. Her White Narcissi (Flipped Eye Publishing) was Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and House of Blue (Rack Press) was PBS Pamphlet Recommendation. She is a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize winner for her poem ‘Leaving Abyssinia.’ https://denisesaul.co.uk

 

Maggie Butt is an ex-journalist and BBC TV documentary producer turned poet and novelist. Her five collections include: Lipstick, Ally Pally Prison Camp and Degrees of Twilight. She is an Associate Professor at Middlesex University where she’s taught Creative Writing since 1990, and is also a Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow.

 www.maggiebutt.co.uk

 

 

 

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

 

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

 

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

 

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

 

 

 

 

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 Poetry Readings On Saturday 26th October Autumn Reading at St John’s Parish Centre
Oct
26
6:45 pm18:45

Poetry Readings On Saturday 26th October Autumn Reading at St John’s Parish Centre

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Saturday 26th October Autumn Reading at St John’s Parish Centre

Autumn reading: 6.45 for 7.15 start: Readers: Michael Loveday poet and
prose poet and Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, poetry editor of the London
Grip reading from recent books, committee member, Sonia Jarema reading
from her debut pamphlet, Katherine Lockton who runs South Bank Poetry
and committee member Kaye Lee plus the return of the Helios Consort
and floor readings.

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Palmers Green Festival 2019 12-7pm 1st September 2019
Sep
1
12:00 pm12:00

Palmers Green Festival 2019 12-7pm 1st September 2019

Our free annual community event for the whole family.

This year will be our 12th and that wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of exhibitors, attraction providers and of course the thousands of people who come along to help us celebrate and unite our community.

And let’s not forget our long-time sponsor Winkworth Estate Agents, The Palmers Greenery Community Café who are supporting us with the purchase of some safety equipment and of course, our team of volunteers.

This is an outdoor event so please make a note of associated risks following the link or scrolling to the bottom of the page.

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Livestock Music Festival Sat 27 Jul 2019 11:00 am - 11:00 pm  Forty Hall Farm, EN2 9HA
Jul
27
11:00 am11:00

Livestock Music Festival Sat 27 Jul 2019 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Forty Hall Farm, EN2 9HA

The Livestock Festival is back bigger than ever. Now in its 8th year, against the picturesque backdrop of Forty Hall Farm and featuring three diverse stages of superb music, children activities, food vendors, merchandise and three bars, supporting and promoting local talent whilst drawing together some of the countries finest festival bands.

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 “I’m making a list – I’m checking it twice”  Poetry-writing workshop POETRY IN PALMERS GREEN IN RESIDENCE   AT PALMERS GREEN LIBRARY   
Jun
29
1:00 pm13:00

“I’m making a list – I’m checking it twice” Poetry-writing workshop POETRY IN PALMERS GREEN IN RESIDENCE AT PALMERS GREEN LIBRARY  

POETRY IN PALMERS GREEN IN RESIDENCE

AT PALMERS GREEN LIBRARY

 

 “I’m making a list – I’m checking it twice”

Poetry-writing workshop

 Palmers Green Library

Saturday 29th June 2019

1.30 – 4.00 pm

The workshop is led by Christine Vial

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Field Day 2019 Friday 8th - Saturday 9th June 2019 12pm-3am The Drumsheds, Meridian Water, Edmonton, London N18 3BW
Jun
8
to 9 Jun

Field Day 2019 Friday 8th - Saturday 9th June 2019 12pm-3am The Drumsheds, Meridian Water, Edmonton, London N18 3BW

Field Day 2019 takes place in a groundbreaking new festival venue, The Drumsheds, with state-of-the art production and the loudest festival sound system in the capital. Open until 3am, our new home features 10 acres of outdoor space and four gigantic interlinking warehouses. It’s just next to Ikea and a few mins walk from the new Meridian Water train station, which’ll be open in time for the festival and connects direct to Tottenham Hale, Liverpool Street and Stratford.

See the likes of Skepta, Jorja Smith, Diplo, Jungle, Pusha-T, Bonobo (dj set), Octavian, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, The Black Madonna, Deerhunter, HOMESHAKE, Mahalia, Seth Troxler, Tiga, Todd Terje and many more!

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Forty Hall Farmer's Market Sunday May 12th 2019 10am – 3pm Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA
May
12
10:00 am10:00

Forty Hall Farmer's Market Sunday May 12th 2019 10am – 3pm Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA

Join us for Forty Hall Farm's monthly community farmers' market. A celebration of good local food which takes place on the second Sunday of each month.

Meet and buy direct from local growers and producers; including seasonal veg and meat direct from Forty Hall Farm, bread and pastries from Holtwhites Bakery, cheese from ‘the urban artisans’, Wildes Cheese, along with sustainably caught fresh fish, top notch pies, charcuterie, preserves, ferments, cakes and bakes.

We encourage you to explorethe farm and get involved in activities, then sit and relax with streetfood and
craft beers from local brewers and wine from the Farm's own award winning Forty Hall Vineyard, (London's only commercial vineyard) in the beautiful surroundings of the Farm and Forty Hall Estate.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

Free entry.

More information: www.thefoodgatherer.com

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Feb
10
to 24 Mar

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS Spring 2019  

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS Spring 2019   

BOOK NOW!  BOOK NOW!  BOOK NOW!

DATES AND TIMES

Sundays 10 February and 24 March 2019: 1.30 – 5.30 pm (Doors open 1.15)

 

Each workshop is self-contained and involves different activities around the chosen theme so you can come to one or the other or both, according to your availability.

 

COST: £25 (£20 concession i.e. those on a low income) per workshop

            Pay at the start of the day (cash or cheque to Ms C Vial)

            Cost covers all materials and refreshments at break-times.      

LOCATION:

Friends Meeting House, 61 Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, N 21 ILE

(NB We meet in the small meeting room at the side of the main building; follow the path round - on your right as you look at the building - to find us.)

Map and travel & parking information available – just ask!

 

If you want to have lunch before we start, you can bring sandwiches to eat in the grounds (weather permitting) or go out to eat; there are several places near -by.

 

Our spring theme is: Who’s telling the story and why should you believe a word they say?  How to use multiple and/or unreliable narrators in your writing.

 

Come and find out more about narrative voice – the” who” and the” how” of every piece of writing. What viewpoint is the story told from? What qualities does the writing voice have and need? In particular we’ll look at different kinds of unreliable narrators – where the reader can’t trust the story they’re being told – and stories told by several or even multiple narrators, offering different (often conflicting) versions of what is happening or has happened in the past.

 

Using examples ranging from classic writers such as Wilkie Collins and the poet Robert Browning to recent best-selling novels such as” Small Island”(Andrea Levy) and” Gone Girl”(Gillian Flynn), you’ll learn more about these techniques and

develop ideas for using them in pieces of writing of your own.

 

 

Our activities will be relevant for a variety of writing including fiction, auto- biography, factual writing including blogging, writing for children and poetry & for all levels of experience – including none! Beginners are welcome as well as those with some experience.

 

Feel free to bring along a short piece of writing by yourself (any theme) you would like feedback on from the group and/or any piece of writing (by yourself or another writer) that you feel relates to the workshop topic.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

To book a place at one of the workshops – or to have a chat about what is involved -

contact Christine Vial 079052 09459 or email christine@roomofherown.plus.com

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Writing on a theme of change Workshop Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm
Jun
23
3:00 pm15:00

Writing on a theme of change Workshop Saturday, 23rd June 3pm – 4pm

  

1.     Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm: Writing on a theme of change

Again using ‘example’ poems and simple exercises drawing on memory, we will explore the theme of change and write our ideas.

1.     Saturday, 23rd June  3pm – 4pm: Writing on a theme of change

Again using ‘example’ poems and simple exercises drawing on memory, we will explore the theme of change and write our ideas.

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