Writings and Witterings


Little Venice ~ LV

As Little Venice, the venue for Parole Parlate, one of Worcester UK’s spoken word event venues, closes, here’s my tribute to them with a peek into the future.

Little Venice – LV

Little Venice, LV,
tell us, just how can it be
that you are going, leaving town?
We’ve shed a tear; were really down,
to hear that you will close.

Reading out loud, many a career
has started and continued here.
LV’s sold us Peroni beer,
sent us home full of good cheer.
‘The end of an era’
has been said [not that we’re ever cliché led!]

Our new place will be The Old Rec,
Parole Parlate to bedeck
their upper floors as we did yours,
this has given us all pause … for thought.

We’ll meet there from May this year.
Hope they have Peroni beer!

Polly Robinson © 2013

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Bierra Superiore

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Bierra Superiore (Photo credit: Tuaussi)


Parole Parlate ~ September 2012

A packed house enjoyed the poetry and prose performed at Parole Parlate with the headline double act from Amy Rainbow and Gary Longden.  Gary will be writing about everyone else on his blog, but I thought I’d add my two-penn’orth about Amy and Gary ~ if you haven’t yet seen their sparky poetry be sure to catch up with them soon!

Amy and Gary as The Imperfect Pair were the headline act and pièce de résistance at the September Parole Parlate at Little Venice in Worcester. The brickbats and banter between the two of them had everyone in hysterics, we can all identify with the sentiments that these two practiced poets invoke. Their two central pieces, ‘The man who wears tweed’ from Amy and the riposte, ‘The girl who wore floral prints’ from Gary, are funny, poignant, alliterative and well rhymed.

Next Parole Parlate is 4 October at Little Venice, a fab venue with a great atmosphere ~ do join us.  Then, a shared Worcestershire Literary Festival venture with 42 and Worcester Vigornia Rotary at Hillcrest ~ the Gothic Horror Halloween on 31 October ~  just ask for details


Indoors with Ludi Cereales

The unpredictable Spring weather – we’d been rained upon, had hail, high winds and thunder through the day – meant we took Ludi Cereales indoors, so no campfire.  A brilliant evening with many performers entertaining, great food, lots of bread (well, it was Ludi Cereales!) and much to drink – a true celebration of Spring.  Many thanks to Worcester Vigornia Rotary, 42 and Parole Parlate for creating such a great event.

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