Monthly Archives: January 2019

Reading List December 11th 2018

Ann Barlow Jane’s Pearls Alicia Stubbersfield
from Essay On Man Epistle 2 Alexande Pope
Diane Chorley Overheard On A Salt Marsh Carol Munro
Christmas John Betjeman
Jean Ellis How To Cut A Pomegranate Imtiaz Dharker
Perumptermanger Classical Tamil poet
Janr Knight The Runed Maid Thomas Hardy
Inventory Sheena Ough
Patsy Paine Warming her Pearls Carol Ann Duffy
Anthony and Cleo. The barge she sat in W. Shakespeare
Christine Pope Change At Christmas Time Elizabeth Bewick
His Mother’s Weding Song George Crabbe
Adele Radelat Song Of The Wandering Angeus W.B.Yeats
A Birthday Christina Rossetti
Mavis Robinson Keys Of Canterbury Traditional
The Diamond Cutter Elizabeth Jennings
Loraine Saacks Wearing Medals On Their Chests Mark Heathcote
Medals Ourweigh Life Shell Silverstein
Ruth Smith December Susannah Hart
Edwardian Baubles Noel King
Anne Stewart Trio Edwin Morgan
Hector The Collecter Shell Silverstein
Nola Turner Chessboard Clare Booker
The Magic Box Kit Bright
Jan Ottley How I’ll Decorate My Tree Liz Lockhead
The Christmas Tree Rick Wilkinson


Full Moon: A Night of Poetry and Science

Full Moon: A Night of Poetry and Science

On Thursday 6th December 2018, 7pm, The Shaw Theatre, London. £12. To celebrate 20 years of Poetry Live and 10 years of Science Live, we are holding a unique event, bringing together the most celebrated names in poetry and science, featuring Carol Ann Duffy, Robert Winston, Simon Armitage, Jim Al-Khalili, John Agard, Alice Roberts, Imtiaz Dharker, Steve Jones and many more. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Full Moon A Night Of Poetry and Science

Nola Turner and Ruth Smith attended this very enjoyable event at the Shaw Theatre, enjoying the poetry and being fascinated by the science.


Meeting of Dec. 11th 2018

The theme of the meeting was ‘Baubles, Bangles and Beads’ which members interpreted in their own way giving rise to poems like Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Warming Her Pearls’ to Liz Lockhead’s ‘How I’ll Decorate My Tree’ and Adele Radelat, our hostess for the day, did us proud with an array of Christmas goodies to have with our tea.

Sadly for us. it was Patsy Paine’s last meeting as she and her husband John are moving away from Bromley to live close to their daughter in Princes Risborough at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Patsy has been a member of the Shortlands Poetry Circle for 30 years and we will miss her calm presence and her obvious delight in poetry. John will be missed as well a he is well known for lending a hand at our functions, having washed up. served wine and offered his calligraphy skills at Ripley’s annual Garden Party.