Poetry Workshop at Lion Salt Works

Poetry Workshop

20 May @ 10.00am12.00pm

Thompson Suite

No extra charge.

Award-winning poet John Lindley will lead a poetry workshop for those over 50 as part of the work of Community Compass.  Visit our poetry exhibition The Life of Brine and join John as he supports you to create poetry.  Poetry novices welcome.

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Sandstone Ridge Festival

I will be giving a reading at The Sandstone Ridge Festival at 4.30 pm in Malpas, Cheshire on 20th May 2017. See my events page.



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Cartwheel Arts – Tell Us Another One

A very enjoyable 2 days last week in Rochdale working on a project for Cartwheel Arts alongside Nick Farrimond who was there to provide the technical wizardry for the resulting blog. Pictured here are some of the residents of Ashcroft Retirement and Sheltered Housing Homes that I’m writing with.

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Worn with Pride

Iworn-with-pride-front-cover-jpeg I have recently finished a project for East Cheshire Quakers. I was employed to run a series of workshops in 5 Macclesfield High Schools and to produce an anthology of the poems that resulted. The theme was ‘Conscientious Objectors in WWI’. Copies of the anthology, Worn with Pride, are available from

Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre visitmacclesfield.co.uk

Macclesfield Museums silkmacclesfield.org.uk

(The Silk Museum, The Old Sunday School, West Park Museum and Paradise Mill)

Friends House Bookshop bookshop.quaker.org.uk

Proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to University of Bradford, Quaker Peace Studies Trust (Registered Charity No. 529095).

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Cancellation of Goostrey P & P in December

Please note: the 7th December 2016 Poems & Pints in Goostrey has had to be cancelled. We’ll recommence in February. Congleton’s P & P on 17th January 2017 is unaffected.

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Talkin’ Bob Dylan holiday

talkin-bob-dylan-hf-holidays-feb-17I’m pleased to see that HF Holidays have listed my Talkin’ Bob Dylan holiday as one of their ‘favourites’ for next year. Here’s what they say:

“With so many new holidays on offer in 2017, it’s been a tough decision… but here goes with some favourites as voted by colleagues in other departments:

Talkin’ Bob Dylan with new Music Appreciation Leader John Lindley. Join us at Church Stretton as we explore the craftsmanship, dedication and eclecticism of this brilliant wordsmith and performer.”

If you’re interested in coming, please see HF Holidays website www.hfholidays.co.uk with details of how to book. We’ll have fun

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Summer Wordfest

Summer Wordfest, The Blue Cap, Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2DN. 8 pm – 11 pm. Tuesday 12th July 2016. Guest readers: David Bateman, Mandy Coe, John Lindley, David Gaffney. Music: John & Ailsa Booth plus Open Mic’. Compere: Sarah MacLennan. £3/2 concs.

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