Writings and Witterings


Poet Laureate Book Launch—Barred

Fab write up by the lovely Nina about a very special night in which eight dear friends, most from Worcester Writers’ Circle and the superb Suz Winspear joined me to read the various voices in ‘Chatterton’.
Many thanks to Nina for being there and for writing a review.x


Thursday night was the book launch of Tim Cranmore’s volume of poetry, he is coming to the end of his Laureateship, the new Poet Laureate of Worcester will be announced on the 20th June at the Guildhall, I am attending this ceremony, I have 4 friends in the final. I have turned down the opportunity to perform in Birmingham to go and support the finalists and also to have a different experience.

Tim Cranmore is a poet with a sense of humour (read his write up for this event) and also a talented vegetable player – he can make a carrot sound like a piccolo!

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Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Tim Cranmore, launches his book of poetry ‘Barred’ at the Old Rec with support from members of Worcester Writers’ Circle who perform ‘Chatterton’ a series of poems based on Henry Wallis’s painting ‘The Death of Lord Chatterton’ by Polly Robinson.

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Carol Ann Duffy, National Poet Laureate

University of Worcester Staff News

the beesWe are delighted to welcome the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on Thursday 5 June at 7pm for what will be an intimate evening of poetry and music. An extraordinary poet and a mesmerising performer, she will read from recent collections including aptly The Bees: “Sometimes the bee is Duffy’s subject, sometimes it strays into the poem, or hovers at its edge. In the end, Duffy’s point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect.” She is joined by multi-talented musician, John Sampson.

Hosted in the intimate 75 seated Studio space at The Hive.

Tickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased in person from The Hive, Level 1 Information Desk and in person or by phone from the University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN. The phone number for booking…

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