Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Poetic licenses well on display

THE first of a series entitled 'Poetry in the Persian Tent' has been taking place at St John's Church (Venue 127) as part of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace this morning.

More than 30 people braved a last-minute shower and threatening skies to listen to national poet Liz Lochhead, along with John Glenday, Stephanie Green and Ryan Van Winkle.

John Sampson's pipe music interludes provided an evocative counterpoint to the readings. Spirituality & Peace news has been live-tweeting via @simonbarrow.

We've been waiting for Liz and John G with great anticipation. The makar reads several poems, including one of her earliest ones, 'Revelation'.

Altogether a fabulous occasion, raising money for a farm project in Africa in association with Oxfam. Make sure you don't miss the next four performances, all at 11am at St John's.

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