Our summer party will feature Skiffle, Blues, original songs & London Music Hall from City Ramblers Revival, London-themed poems and more from ace poets John Wheeler and JR and of course Voices from the floor (we’d like you to bring a London poem or song). Profuse apologies from Abe Gibson who can’t make it after all.
(No Fourth Friday in August. Next event is 28th September: Poets on Skool with Jenny Lewis, John White, Hylda Sims and more. Music from Scottish fiddle-player Carol Anderson.)
Rye Poets are Joan, Helen & Pia who live near Peckham Rye and are experts in Wry poetry.
Viv Fogel – vivfogel.co.uk/poetry/html
details and photos to come
Marianne Lewis has a fine art background and became interested in narrative storytelling after working with Israeli storyteller Ariella Eshed. Scots born, she’s inspired by traditional gypsy stories, has been published in the Evening Standard and performs regularly in London and the Southeast. The theme for this performance will be ‘transformation.’ Beata Duncan (1921 – 2015) left Berlin for England in 1934. Her family will be reading from her posthumously published book, Berlin Blues, a fascinating account in poetry of her childhood in Berlin. And we welcome back Liz Simcock, a wonderful singer songwriter who helped to found Fourth Friday and has performed for us many times.
Bernard Hoskin is a widely experienced singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – offering original songs, traditional folk and more. He plays 6-string and 12-string guitar and mandola. He lives in Cambridge.
Mike-Bartholomew- Biggs has three full collections and four chapbooks. He is poetry editor of the on-line magazine London Grip and co-organises the North London reading series Poetry in the Crypt. The Man Who Wasn’t Ever Here, his latest pamphlet, is published by Wayleave Press.
Carole Coates has collections with Shoestring Press & Wayleave Press. She has been widely published in the literary press and has also published critical writings. An experienced performer, offering a lively selection of her work, she is a member of the performance group Sixfold. Originally a Londoner, she now lives in Lancaster