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Beckenham Wordfest on Beckenham Green Saturday 11th. July

Beckenham Wordfest on Beckenham Green Saturday 11th. July 12 noon to 4pm.

A celebration of the written and spoken word, from the Alice In Wonderland tent to a poetry slam on the main stage. There will be a Heritage Recipe Book, a Quotation Quilt and doubtless some fabulous entries to this year’s Edible Book Competition.

Full programme to be found on the web at  www.harrisbeckenham.org.uk

PROGRAMMES FOR BOTH OF THESE EVENTS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE WONDERFUL BECKENHAM BOOKSHOP – 42, HIGH STREET, BECKENHAM BR3 1AY

Beckenham Wordfst

Beckenham Wordfest

July 11th. Members of SPC at WORDfest on Beckenham Green

This event was organized by Harris Academy Beckenham who wanted to encourage participation from the community. As the whole event was to be a celebration of the written and spoken word we were contacted and agreed to fill two half hour slots with readings of a miscellany of poems ancient and modern, comic and serious.

Beckenham WORDfest.

WORDfest Beckenham

For the first slot we decided on a theme of Words, and for the second we read poems that were connected in some way with Action. Maggie Hoyle was applied to for ideas and members of the team made a contribution. So, folders in hand, we entered the Creative Canopy and read, mainly to friends and relatives it must be said, competing at one stage with a singer and band in full spate just a tent wall away.

WORDfestThe interval between readings was spent tranquilly in Sheila and Brian Corrins’ garden but there was time to see a few of the many events that were going on and admire the quotation quilt, the Poe Tree and the Edible Book competition with its inventive entries. Fun, even though the logistics were not always in our favour and thanks to everyone for two great readings. Two members of the audience requested copies of UA Fanthorpe’s ‘Dear Mr Lee’ so seeds were sown.

The readers were Sheila Corrin, jane Knight, Keith Massey, Mavis Robinson, Ruth Smith and Anne Stewart.

Wordfest Beckenham