Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Russian Dolls & Nesting

Someone who reads this Blog with more care and attention than is ever anticipated has asked "The Fairfield Music Festival is one festival within a Fringe Festival. What is the other one?" Never wanting to leave a question unanswered - unless we don't know the answer - we are happy to remind you all of the Litton Poetry Festival. Here is the programme:
FRIDAY 12TH JULY
7.00 – 7.45 PM    LAUNCH EVENT + Tickets for sale. Glass of wine on the house. ‘Lines in the Sky’- poems on balloons released.
8.00 – 10.00 PM    READINGS IN THE CHURCH – Nell Farrell, Kathy Towers, Conor O’Callaghan and JOHN HEGLEY. Tickets £6.00/£4.00 concs. BYO drinks. Pub will serve drinks in plastic cups if you ask.
SATURDAY 13TH JULY
10.00 – 11.00 AM    COFFEE IN THE HALL + Tickets on sale.
Bunting poems….Poetry Book Swap….Soundscape in church garden all day…Bookstall in church all day.
11.00 -  12.00 PM  FREE SESSION     Open Mic in the Church
11.00 – 1.00 PM    FREE SESSION    Choice of Write and Walk with Chris Jones or Film Show – ‘Bright Star’(Keats and Fanny Brawne)  PG certificate
1.00 – 2.00 PM    SOUP AND SANDWICH  in Church  £2.50  per person
2.00 – 2.30 PM   SCHOOL CHILDREN READING  (for ages 6 to 11) in the Village Hall or school
2.30 – 4.30 PM  WORKSHOPS  Tickets £6.00/£4.00 concs. cover all remaining events.
Starting to Write – Nell Farrell (Village Hall)
Poetry and Performance – Mark Gwynne Jones (Church)
Writing and Mindfulness – River Wolton  (School or ‘Woodstock’)
Down Your Local - a workshop with Conor O’Callaghan in The Three Stags Heads pub – leaving Litton Village Hall at 2.30pm for a 3.00pm start
Workshop for children – David Harmer in a parked bus (hopefully)!
TIME FOR A BREAK  Coffee, tea and cake at Litton Shop. Food at Litton’s  Red Lion, the Anchor and the Three Stags (good beer) on the main road (A623), and The George in Tideswell. Booking advisable for all pubs.
7.30 – 9.30 PM   READINGS IN THE CHURCH   BYO drinks as above
Three Derbyshire Poet Laureates:  Matt Black, River Wolton and Cathy Grindrod
9.30 – 11.30 PM  CEILIDH  with Fine Fettle band in the Hall (BYO drinks as                                                                                     above)
SUNDAY 14TH JULY
10.30 – 12 NOON   Coffee in the Hall  followed by POETRY GRAND SLAM


Looks like a fab weekend for those that struggle to cope with the excitement that is Buxton Carnival weekend!