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Forthcoming Events.

Summer Celebration June 27th.

Our two Guest Poets for this event are Danielle Hope and Michael Loveday. Find out about them and read their poems on the Poetrypf website at www.poetrypf.co.uk


Poetry Chez Jane Knight

To prevent withdrawal symptoms, a group of us will be reading poems together at Jane’s house on April 11th. Thanks for inviting us.

The Ripley Poetry Prize 2017

To celebrate Bristol artist Steve Wright’s seminal work `Cars` at Ripley’s Gallery 9th May -16th June 2017, Bromley Art Council’s inaugural poetry competition is launched.

Poems inspired by Steve’s art exhibition to be written on any of the following three themes:

The suspended moment

Anthropomorphism – the car as character

The force of gravity

Please submit your poem to enquiries@bromleyarts.com, with the subject heading ‘Poetry Competition’ and include your full name. The deadline for submission is 20th May 2017. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Please pay by cash or send a cheque payable to Bromley Arts Council to the Ripley Arts Centre or pay via BACs to: Nat West Bank, Sort Code: 60-04-02 A/C 42272858 stating your surname and ‘poetry’ as a reference.

Judges : Fellows of The Royal Society of Arts

First prize £100 and Runner up prize £50 to be awarded at the celebration on 16th June 7pm.


Website :www.bromleyarts.com

‘Cars’ by Steve Wright

Steve Wright CARS paintings and drawings by Steve Wright 8th May to 16th June 2017 RIPLEY ARTS CENTRE

Steve Wright CARS paintings and drawings by Steve Wright 8th May to 16th June 2017 RIPLEY ARTS CENTRE

At Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley BR1 2PX

9th May -16th June 2017 visiting times 9am to 4pm Weekdays

Saturdays 9am to 12, for evening viewing Tel: 020 8464 5816

Benefit Event. November 26th. 2016

November was a busy month as we had decided to make a contribution towards the Ripley Arts Centre by organizing a concert at £10 per. head to include poetry, drama and music. Having lost its grant, Ripley is strapped for cash as are so many Arts organisations . Money has to be found from as many sources as possible for repair, maintenance, staffing and general running costs. It is at Ripley that our meetings and special events are held so we were eager to help in any way we could.

The Music Room was booked with use of the piano. The kitchen was made available for the preparation of refreshments. Posters and fliers, provided by Anne Stewart, were planted in libraries, doctors’ waiting rooms, shops and anywhere else we could think of including online. Our President, Diane Chorley, liased with Bromley Youth Music Trust for performers and the date came closer.


The programme was finalized. Everyone practised. Refreshments were organized. Husbands offered to pour the wine. We wondered if we could muster a sufficient audience and never expected every chair to be filled ( well almost)


Poems were read by both readers and writers of poetry, a combination of new work from the Writers’ Group and old favourites from the readers. The drama was performed mainly by boys from St. Olave’s School with a little added input.


The violinist was Ying Lo, aged fourteen who recently took his grade 8 examination and moved the examiner to tears.


Ying Lo Recital at Ripley Arts Centre

Unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001 J.S.Bach


Sonata for Violin and Piano Janacek


Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Franck

Allegretto poco mosso

Ying Lo – Violin

Mrs Elizabeth Worthington – Piano


The pianist was Matt Baker who took his place at the grand piano for a very able and enjoyable rendition of:-

Schubert -Impromptu No.3, Op.90

Chopin – Nocturne, Op.62 No.2

Debussy – Arabesque No.1

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When expenses were accounted for we managed to raise a goodly sum and had
an evening to remember with many thanks due to all who managed to make it such a success.

SPC at The Ripley Garden Party

SPC at Riply Arts CenterThe weather was fine when Anne and Diane arrived to set out our table in the garden of Ripley Arts Centre. Others came to help as they always do.

We had books for sale and packs of poetry p f cards but saw our role mainly as engaging with people and talking about what we do,

We were of course very willing to read them a poem. They had only to draw a title from a glass bowl. Another option was to write a haiku to hang on our ‘tree’

SPC ripley Art Centerand some people did after enjoying the examples. Or, they could add to a line written on one side of a bookmark. We even had a calligrapher at hand to celebrate their creativity. When the rain came he continued his work under a plastic sheet.

One of the pleasures of the afternoon was the conversations we had with pleasant and interesting people. We hope that the afternoon brought

greater awareness of the Shortlands Poetry Circle.


SPC at Ripley Arts Center