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Off the Wall at A Touch of Madness

07/11/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Off the Wall at A Touch of Madness’ Off the Wall poetry groups are scattered across the southern peninsula of South Africa. I was booked to perform at the pub and restaurant ‘A Touch of Madness’ in Cape Town. The naming and setting were apt. The evening commenced with Jacques, who is, are we supposed […]

Open Mics

23/10/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

Open Mics by Ms Paige Turner This last week I was with Fish Hoek Writers in Cape Town. Most of the writers had never experienced participating in ‘Open Mic’ (and I personally am not convinced of its validity on the basis that if you are going to listen to performers there should be some gatekeeping). […]


08/10/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

Titleless by Ms Paige Turner Many thanks to those who attended my performance of ‘Red Lipstick & Revelations’ at Hazlemere Library on National Poetry Day. Not least Carolyn Nye who I hadn’t seen for almost twenty years: our daughters were at High March school together and after the perf we sat down and shared photos. […]

The3 Sounds of Wycombe and Poets …

25/09/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘The Sounds of Wycombe and Poets’ by Ms Paige Turner It’s a busy week. Well, it’s National Poetry Day on Thursday so you might expect me to be so. Last Saturday the Gerrards Cross Festival hosted eight poets reading their own word wares and also hosted ‘Rhyme & Reason’ prize winners. This anthology has raised […]

‘Zigger- Zagger’

10/09/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Zigger-Zagger, Zigger-Zagger, Oi, Oi, Oi’ by Ms Paige Turner Fifty years ago Peter Terson’s ‘Zigger-Zagger’ was staged for the first time at the Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre in Holbein by the National Youth Theatre. Terson tells the story of Harry Philpot, who initially finds some meaning in life by becoming a football fan. Quite frankly, he […]

Falling Over in Style …

25/08/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

Falling about In Style by Ms Paige Turner Mister Double Cream and I have fallen over: not fallen out and not together. I had followed his appearances at Wimbledon on Facebook in awe this summer. He has been a spectator and privy to some grand Wimbledon cocktail parties in a wonderful pink jacket. This spurred […]

Three Gentlemen from Gerrards Cross

04/08/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Three Gentlemen from Gerrards Cross’ by Ms Paige Turner This week I led a workshop entitled ‘Unlocking Your Creative Unconscious’ at the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre. I asked the writers to bring in an object which had some resonance for them. We do all sorts of things with these objects and not necessarily the obvious. […]

Some ‘Red Lipstick’ Perf Dates for Your Diary and Some ‘Red Lipstick’ Perf Feedback

28/07/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

Some Red Lipstick & Revelations Perf Dates for your diary and some Past Perf Feedback Gerrard’s Cross Philosophical and Literary Festival/Poems and Pints – Saturday 23rd September. 7.30 pm for 8pm at The Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7AD. £8 to include a drink. Tickets available on the door and in aid of […]

Love All

16/07/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Love All’ or ‘By Default?’ by Ms Paige Turner Mr Double Cream from Uxbridge gets a free poetry crit for emailing me with the name for ‘happy accident’ from last bi-month’s blog: serendipity. I’m sure his appearance with his good wife on Centre Court, Wimbledon and appearing on Facebook with Rod Laver was no accident […]

Happy Accidents

01/07/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Happy Accidents’ by Ms Paige Turner – Blog 167 Since my last posting I’ve done a themed Summer evening workshop in Amersham which accidentally happened on the hottest of Midsummer Nights with Catherine Klyhn booking the Seasons Café also by coincidental accident. If you would like to attend the Wednesday 13th September Autumn workshop email […]