Save the Date: November at the Lamp
8th November 2022
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Bert Flitcroft (Staffords Poet Laureate 2015-17) has three collections of poetry published: ‘Singing Puccini at the kitchen sink’, ‘Thought-apples’, and ‘JUST ASKING’.

He has been Poet in Residence at the Southwell Poetry Festival, the Wedgwood Collection at the V&A, and with the prestigious R.I.B.A exhibition ‘The Road Less Travelled’. He has performed at national festivals including Edinburgh International Book Festival, Birmingham, Lichfield, Ilkley, Stoke, Buxton, and has read at The Door at The Birmingham Rep, as well as the CBSO Centre and The Conservatoire in Birmingham, and recently as part of the University of Keele project ‘Labelling the Museum’.

Bert’s latest poetry collection ‘JUST ASKING’ endorsed by Daljit Nagra (BBC Radio 4) Jonathan Edwards (Faber and Faber, Costa Prize winner) and multi-award winning, Roger Elkin. This was described as “poems that grab you by the scruff of the neck and drag you into their world…”, but we are just asking him to stick to non-contact sport for Spoke!

The Lamp theatre space has seating at tables, cabaret style, for us.
Please be sensitive to those of us who may be Covid cautious. It is still around.
Thank you for any precautions you take!

*Free* self-serve teas/coffees!
Other drinks available at the bar.
Raffle with jolly prizes for lucky 50p tickets
Poetry books available to purchase from performers. Bring yours if you will!

In brief…

Date: Wednesday 30th November, 2022
- 7:15 for 7:30 pm
- finish approx 10:00 pm
Theme: Leaves
Headliners: Bert Flitcroft
Place: Brownhills Community Centre, by the miner island.
- Car park entrance via Pelsall Road.
Entry: pay as you feel (suggested up to £3)
Raffle tickets: 50p
Free tea/coffee - bar available
Facebook Event Page:

To let us know you’re coming or to reserve an open mic slot, email

Postal Address:
The Lamp,
Brownhills Community Centre
Chester Road North
(Disabled-friendly building.)

See you there,
Al Barz

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