Ha ha. That's a little West London pun for y'all. Just a quick little post on a cause very close to my heart, promoting poetry in performance. I do write a little myself (sadly, due to work, I have little time to perform now; so unfair- why can't I just blog, write and perform in silks whilst eating magical calorie-free chips and drinking the finest wines?) but today it's all about the very talented James Priestman, of Pitshanger Poets fame:
James is a fantastic local poet, very active in the arts in Ealing and West London. Recent successes include winning first and second place in the Ealing Poetry competition (poems are submitted anonymously, so fair's fair!) run annually by Ealing Arts. James performs at numerous venues, including The Poetry Cafe and Charlie Wrights.
I workshopped with James for a while, a privilege I no long enjoy as I can't attend the Tuesday evening meetings of the Pitshanger Poets. If you write, and can make 8-10pm Tuesday at The Questors Theatre, Ealing, I urge you to go. A more supportive and interesting bunch you will not meet! And tell them 'hi' from me...
Righto, I know this is unusually short n' sweet, I'm afraid you'll have to put up with that over the next week or so. I am a part timer, blog-wise, and have such a lot to be getting on with of late that my little keyboard fingers can hardly keep up! But never fear, more Perdita action means more reviews and recommendations for the ole' blog, next time my social life takes its next inevitable slump. See ya round, yeah?