Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Burgh Castle, poetry, Waveney and Blyth Arts, workshops | No Comments »
Don’t miss this fantastic Waveney & Blyth Arts Poetry Workshop.
Meet at the Fort Car Park at 11.30 . Then, a shortish walk of about one and a half miles around the fort and down to the river. There is much to see and read (information boards are very good). The site is quite inspirational.
Walkers/workshoppers should arrive at The Fisherman’s Inn between 12.30 and Ipm. The Inn serve good and reasonably priced food.
The poetry workshop is to be conducted by Joanna Guthrie and will take place at the pub from 2pm until 4pm. Poems produced will be laminated and put on display along a longer walk which will take place in September and will take in more of Breydon Water.
Wheelchair access from the Fort to the Fisherman’s Inn is difficult. This could be overcome by any wheelchair user returning to the car park and then driving via the road to The Fisherman’s Inn, instead of taking the narrow footpath along the river bank..
The cost for the workshop is £18. For more information and to book your place email Janet Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: February 7th, 2012 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cinema, Drama, poetry, The Seagull, urban slam | No Comments »
The Seagull Theatre on Morton Road, Pakefield, has a lively programme for Feb-March 2012, including Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett on 19th -21st April, presented by The Foolhardy Actors Company, King Lear 22nd -24th March, presented by The Seagull Theatre Club, and The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists on 1st – 2nd March, presented by Townsend Productions.
On Saturday 11th February Urban Fusian and the Seagull Theatre will present Open Urban Slam Night, a night of urban music, dance and poetry. Based around the open mic format, with a DJ to start and end the night, it costs only two pounds to attend as a spectator, performer or both!! Due to expercted demand people need to email (see email address below) the theatre to secure their performance slots.
On Frday 16th March, Cameraman: The life and Work of Jack Cardiff celebrates the life and work of this unique figure in British and international cinema, a legendry man from Great Yarmouth whose career spans an incredible nine decades of cinema history.
On Sunday 26th February and Sunday 8th April the Seagull will be holding evenings of poetry and songs performed by local writiers and musicians. If you would like to take part in this event contact Ian Fosten on 07791 068080 or mail to email@example.com.
That’s just a small selection of an excellent and varied programme of drama, music, dance, cinema, and talks - for more information and to see what else is on click here. Why not join the mailing list to keep informed? email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH
BOX OFFICE 01502 589726
Posted: October 17th, 2009 | Author: sue.beth | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: poetry, Quill Writing Group | 2 Comments »
Quill Creative writing group met last Wednesday to hold the presentation of prizes for their annual competition The pic shows the group with the three winners ie: myself Sue Ellis, Tamara Minns, and Charles Huggett.
1st prize Tamara Minns
The sea was spawned before time began,
Long before God blue-printed man
No greed, no poison, no manic wars
Just moonlight shadows on virgin shores
Men of learning throughout history
Have marvelled at its mystery
Searching for answers till their demise
Of a roaring monster in disguise
The mayflower fathers prayed the sea
Would sail them to religious liberty
When they turned their backs on a divided realm,
They knew their God was at the helm.
Sailor there’s no need to pray
The sea won’t heed a word you say.
No songs of praise sung on the quay
Can quell it’s thirsty savagery
Sometimes friend, more times foe
Heaven determines which way it shall flow.
Mother wash those tears away
Your boy would have it no other way
Will the sea remain when time has gone?
Yes mankind is weak, the sea is strong.
2nd prize Sue Ellis
HAIL THE SEA
Hail to the sea, all Mighty, all Powerful,
I salute you!
In awe of your splendour
I bow to thee.
Your beauty, your vastness, and magnificence,
Have inspired many to write reams.
Yet, you hide secrets.
In your deep waters many creatures call their home
Plant life with splendid colourful beauty
Hails another world.
An underwater wonderland is there to be discovered.
If I delve beneath your surface
the calm stillness of your glassy waters,
Dive downward into darkness
Lit only from above with rays of sunlight
I’ll uncover your secrets.
of that other world
Hidden from view.
Your currents can turn,
your mood change
You can refuse to welcome intruders
rebelling from prying eyes
In your fury you can rise up unexpectedly,
Sucking innocent crafts into your towering waves
Destroying all in your rage.
You have my respect
Oh mighty sea
One day you could engulf our lands
And rule the world.
3rd prize Charles Huggett
In angry turmoil, seas crash and thunder
Water torn, white and ragged
Tops exploding, blown asunder,
Violent crests, sharp and jagged,
Onwards thrusting to the land
To crush it, mark it, with their brand.
Surging, rolling, undulating
Waves rise and swell in endless charging
Like ranks of cavalry unabating
Constantly contracting and enlarging
Desperately spending force to reach
That once distant, nearing beach.
Lapping gently on silken shore
Lazily running, they slide and slither
Softly now, with little bore
They procrastinate and dither
Pausing briefly to kiss the strand
And roll small pebbles on the sand.
A mystery too deep to fathom
Waters just as old as time
Flood and ebb in constant rhythm
Unceasing majestic and sublime
In all its moods uncomprehending
The sea must roll, it’s task unending.
Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: Jonathan | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: poetry, poetry competition, Time and Tide Museum | No Comments »
Holy Mackerel! A poetry competition for Herring Day!
Local people were invited to make a contribution to the Time and Tide Museum by submitting a short poem about the humble herring for National Poetry Day on the 8th October. The winning poem is reproduced on the new text panel for the iconic Yarmouth Bloater King sign (see image) unveiled at Time and Tide’s annual Herring Day on Sunday October 18th . Entries were judged by published Norfolk based poet Esther Morgan.
Winner of the Read Herrings poetry competition for Herring Day 2009:
My Silver Darling
By Charles Huggett
Skin tanned and burned by the keen east blow
Burnished rosy cheeks shine and glow
Back complaining and feet sore
Hands chapped bleeding red and raw
Still you can laugh and share a smile
Although you know in a little while
The next herring catch will land
So you stand ready knife in hand
To gut and wash the silver throng
And so you work all day long.
Your clothes are coated in silver scales
And glitter my eye assails.
Like sequins on a fine ball gown
Or diamonds set in a royal crown.
Transformed from dull and dowdy starling
To my shiny glistening silver darling.
But no ball will glimpse her sparkling clothes
Just a small dark pub in the Yarmouth rows!
The Bloater King in person