Past Events

HOME AND AWAY – WALES AND THE ENGLISH BLACK COUNTRY

Date: October 13, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Location: on Zoom

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present there irregular event ‘Home and Away’ – the internationals.

Featuring Mark Lyndon, Dominic Williams, Lottie Williams as the Wales away team

Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger, and Emma Purshouse as The Black Country the home team.

5 minute feature slots from West Midlands poets.

This will be a pay as you feel event.

To get a Zoom link then people need to email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com

Libraries Week Online Event with Wolverhampton Libraries and Poetry on Loan

Date: October 6, 2021

Time: 2.00pm til 3.00pm

Location: on Zoom

An online session to celebrate Libraries Week and National Poetry Day.  Join Emma Purshouse via Zoom and bring along your favourite poem to share.  We’ll be nattering about all things poetical and creating a brand new group poem during the session.  Book now bit.ly/3ELRA7W

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Yes, We Cant

Date: October 3, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Location: on Zoom

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present ‘Yes, We Cant’.  This event will take place live on Zoom.  Our featured performers are Shaun Hand as our ‘Alf Ender, and we have Heather Wastie as our headliner.  7.30pm. Pay as you Feel.
Email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com to get your Zoom link.

Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination Online Poetry Slam 2021

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: 8.00 pm - 9.45pm

Location: on Zoom

15 poets go head to head in a live online poetry competition.  Join your hosts, Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists for a night of fun filled, fast moving poetry.  Who wins?  The audience decides.  Tickets for this event are free.  To book yours click on the link…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-slam-ironbridge-festival-online-2021-tickets-169444800961

Please be aware that this event is suitable for over 18s only.  There may be adult language or poetry of an explicit nature.

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists plus Hannah Brockley

Date: September 17, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: Craft Centre Courtyard, Maws Craft Centre, Ferry Road, Jackfield, Telford, TF8 7LS

Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists’ are joined by Hannah Brockley, winner of the Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination Slam, 2020, for a great evening of poetry

The event will take place outside in the courtyard of the Maws Craft Centre.  Do dress appropriately for the weather 🙂  Date & Time: 19:30 – 21:00 on Fri 17 Sep 2021

Go here to book:  https://ironbridgefestival.co.uk/events/?range=1631836800&category=

Yes, We Cant

Date: September 5, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Location: on Zoom

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present ‘Yes, We Cant’.  This event will take place live on Zoom.  Our featured performers are Joe Williams as our ‘Alf Ender, and we have Rosie Garland as our headliner.  7.30pm. Pay as you Feel.
Email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com to get your Zoom link.

HOME AND AWAY – SCOTLAND AND THE ENGLISH BLACK COUNTRY

Date: July 20, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Location: Zoom

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists present there irregular event ‘Home and Away’ – the internationals.

Featuring Kevin McLean, Katie Ailes, Bex Sherwood  as the Scottish away team

Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger, and Emma Purshouse as The Black Country the home team.

5 minute feature slots from Lorraine Boyce, Sheryl McMahon, and Daniel Kay.

This will be a pay as you feel event.

 

Black Country Day, Ay It

Date: July 14, 2021

Time: 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Location: Zoom

Join poets Heather Wastie and Emma Purshouse for an informal, online, afternoon celebration of Black Country Day.  3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Bring a Black Country poem of your own to read, or one by someone else, or simply come and listen. There will be poems and a song or two.  Zoom event. DM Heather or Emma for a link, or email emmaasif@hotmail.com

Done and dusted in time for tae!

Get a Word in Online – Thursday 8th July 2021

Date: July 8, 2021

Time: 8.00pm - 10pm

Location: Online

Get a Word in Online

Thursday 8th July 2021, 8-10 PM

Tickets are £5 and available here  www.getawordinedgeways.co.uk/book/tickets.php

Emma Purshouse, Dan Keding, Rien Van Meensel, and a further artist to be anounced, plus Cath’s Cupboard of Customs.

Emma Purshouse

Emma Purshouse is currently the Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton. She is an award winning writer who writes for both children and adults. Her most recent poetry collection is ‘Close’ (Offa’s Press). Her first novel ‘Dogged’ (Iginite Books) was published early in 2021. Emma has performed her work at spoken word nights and festivals across the UK.

Dan Keding

Internationally acclaimed American storyteller, member of America’s storytelling ‘Circle of Excellence’. Dan has published a host of award-winning folk tales collections and tells a mixture of personal stories and traditional stories from around the world, including traditional stories that his grandmother brought to this country from Croatia. A well-respected ballad singer, he accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and spoons.

Rien Van Meensel

Rien Van Meensel is a multi-lingual storyteller, who has told throughout Europe. She has been working with Get A Word In Edgeways on our schools programme, teaching children French through story and inspiring hundreds of Shropshire children with the fun of playing with words, culture and language.

Cath’s Cupboard of Customs

Each month Cath’s Cupboard of Customs will highlight some traditions, lore and customs that are in keeping with the time of year.

 

Verbalise featuring Emma Purshouse

Date: June 26, 2021

Time: 7.30 pm

Location: Zoom

Start 7.30pm  | Pay What You Decide | On Zoom

Join us for our spoken word open mic night. Sign up and take part or sit back and enjoy a feast of words!

This month our guest is Wolverhampton poet laureate and novelist Emma Purshouse.

Emma’s poetry is fantastic, as is her first novel Dogged. The storyline, characters, dialogue and comedy make this debut novel a must-read! Come and hear Emma’s poems, and maybe an extract from Dogged! Emma’s website is: www.emmapurshouse.co.uk.

Please email annthepoet@gmail.com to book your open mic spot of up to 4 mins including introductions. Please include your poems/stories typed in a Word document so this can be screen shared during your performance.

Tickets – Please donate to the Verbalise Paypal pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8vLuxNel8p

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84691970193?pwd=VmV4ZzNSVHhqbFVpcWNCRE1TOU93QT09

Meeting ID: 846 9197 0193

Passcode: 990771

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