Spoke in the Lamp - 18th May 2022 with Gary Longden
10th May 2022
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Hello Spokefolk!

We’ve brought ourselves forward from the month end to the 18th - halfway-ish. However, we’ve now sagged to bi-monthly instead of monthly. Apologies for that, but at least it allows more time to hoe and plant seeds. Last month’s seeds are now popping up like teenagers urgently demanding a bed of their own. So that’s our theme, not beds, Seeds.
And we have ceded our headline slot to the wondrous Gary Longden to dig us in so we’re well grounded.
Do come and enjoy an evening of mirth, worth and worms in the super surroundings of the Lamp theatre space at Brownhills Community Centre. It’ll do you good.

Entry free, donations voraciously accepted (suggested £3)

Please email spoke@albarz.uk ahead of the date to let us know if you intend to come and especially if you want a spoken word slot. It helps us to know.

THEME: Seeds

HEADLINER: Gary Longden

Gary has curated “Poetry Alight”,  a quarterly Poetry live event for over  a decade now. In between he has been Staffordshire Poet Laureate and Uttoxeter Racecourse Poet in residence and written the “Rime of the Staffordshire Hoard” which had a theatre  stage production at the New Vic Newcastle Under Lyme. He recently judged the Stafford Lit fest Poetry competition.

The NEW NORMAL for Spoke:
Covid is still around so please follow sensitive options for comfort and security of all of us. We all want to feel safe.
The Lamp theatre space will have seating at tables, cabaret style, for us.
Be aware that some of us may still be covid cautious so have a mask handy.
Thank you for any precautions you take!

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

In brief…
Date: Wednesday 18th May, 2022
- 7:15 for 7:30 pm
- finish approx 10:00 pm
Theme: Seeds
Headliners: Gary Longden
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

Please reserve a performance slot via Facebook message or email spoke@albarz.uk

Facebook Page: https://fb.me/e/1JGotNWxq

Postal Address:
The Lamp,
Brownhills Community Centre
Chester Road North
Brownhills
Walsall
WS8 7JS

(This is a disabled-friendly building.)

Al Barz

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