- Beth Calverley and Jean Atkin
Saturday, 10th July 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5pm – 6pm, St Michael’s and All Angels Church Courtyard (outdoors/bad weather inside), £5
Beth Calverley’s debut, Brave Faces & Other Smiles, takes the umbrella theme of the smile and shares it out – with great generosity and care – among a multiplicity of subjects, moods and meanings. Smiles can be brave, shy, sad, or a lighthouse beam of joy. Some of the smiles that inspired this collection were contributed by people whom Beth has met on her adventures with The Poetry Machine.
Jean Atkin’s new pamphlet Fan-Peckled, features 12 poems inspired by 12 lost words that were gathered into The Shropshire Word-Book by Georgina F. Jackson in 1879. Listeners will encounter poems with freckles and red kites, as well as flooding, an abused work horse and a labourer needing to transfer skills in a time of changing economics. ‘It is a collection of acute, tender observations’ (Margaret Adkins).
The Parish Church of Ledbury, located at the top of Church Lane. The map marker (HR8 1DL) is the location of the photograph below if you use GPS. Church Lane is strictly pedestrian only. Short-term free street parking on High Street and The Homend (1 hour). Closest Pay and Display is St Katherines, off Bye Street. Cheaper long-stay parking at Bridge Street car park (£2 per day). More parking information on Herefordshire Council website.