WITH SUE ASHBY AND TONY BENGE
On Tuesday 30th October 2018 at TheHub@Stalbridge
6.30pm for 7.00pm
Tickets available from the Library: £3.00 Guests £1.00 Friends/Volunteers
"WRITING DRAMA FROM LOCAL HISTORY"
Find out how the authors research, plot, write and
with the help of actors, bring history to life.
Sue and Tony have been writing plays for over thirty years, and you might have seen ‘On Them Our Lives Depend’ about the eighty women who produced Mills Bombs at Bourton Foundry during the First World War.
Stalbridge Community Library
Monday 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Wednesday 12.00noon to 2.30pm
Thursday 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Join us to Celebrate the 5th Birthday of TheHub@Stalbridge
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STALBRIDGE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN FROM 9.30am UNTIL 2.30pm
National Poetry Day is nearly here! There are so many ways to join in the UK's biggest celebration of poetry on October 4: you can drop in on events across the country, or simply share a line of poetry you like. The theme this year is CHANGE.
Here are some recommendations - they include the latest Forward Book of Poetry, a selection of the best new poetry published over the past year: it features poems by Forward Prizes winners Danez Smith, Phoebe Power and Liz Berry. For a chance to win your own copy, simply tweet your poetry day plans on Twitter, hashtagged #PoetryForaChange: we have 20 books to give away before October 1.
HOW WILL YOU SPEND NATIONAL POETRY DAY?
Our jam-packed events map features a selection of the special poetry events taking place on National Poetry Day. Here's our pick of gigs worth traveling miles for on and around October 4: Jay Bernard and Malika Booker are among the poets lighting up the Birmingham Royal Conservatoire, with readings from Unwritten: Caribbean Poems after the First World War, courtesy of BBC Contains Strong Language, 14 -18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and the British Council; from Oct 4 to Oct 6, Apples and Snakes is unleashing Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Centre. a stunning immersive poetry journey with Francesca Beard, Roger Robinson and Joelle Taylor; Ilkley is offering a Silent Poetry Disco: Winchester is allowing a poetry festival to take over the town: Poet in the City is staging poetical interventions at the Francis Crick Institute, the UCL campus and the British Museum, while Foyles Charing Cross Road hosts a Poetry Inquisition in which Craig Raine, Sandeep Parmar, Richard Scott and Victoria Adukwei Bulley brace themselves for your toughest questions.
MORE TO DO & TO SHARE
Now it's YOUR turn. Try your hand at this special NPD flash poetry competition. Caboodle, the National Book Tokens reward scheme, is offering the chance to win a gorgeous £100 personalised National Book Token featuring your poem. The winner will also get a box of new poetry books worth £300. Deadline is midnight on October 7 and the judges are poets Kate Clanchy and Joseph Coelho. Click on the button below for a flash course in flash poetry, plus terms and conditions.
! FLASH POETRY COMPETITION !
Remember to share your poetry plans by tagging them
#NationalPoetryDay and #PoetryForaChange
National Poetry Day, founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday
The theme for this year is CHANGE. Expect an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of events will take place across the UK - in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats. All celebrating poetry's power to bring people together
Stalbridge library are asking you to bring your favourite poems to the Library where they will be displayed for all the community to share To encourage here is a favourite from Rudyard Kipling
The Way Through the Woods
by Rudyard Kipling
THEY shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the wood
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones.
Only the keeper sees
That, where the ring-dove broods,
And the badgers roll at ease,
There was once a road through the woods.
Yet, if you enter the woods
Of a summer evening late,
When the night-air cools on the trout-ringed pools
Where the otter whistles his mate,
(They fear not men in the woods,
Because they see so few.)
You will hear the beat of a horse’s feet,
And the swish of a skirt in the dew,
Steadily cantering through
The misty solitudes,
As though they perfectly knew
The old lost road through the woods.
But there is no road through the woods.
A couple of personal recommendations from our Library Manager
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War