Annie Freud’s Night of the Killer B’s poetry performance
Saturday 19th October, 6.30 for 7pm. Tickets: £10 and reserve a table for supper afterwards from a celebratory menu £10 – £15.
Funny, provoking, moving and always entertaining: don’t miss these four renowned performance poets reading their award-winning poetry. Phone 01308 459511 to book now.
Simon Barraclough, Alan Buckley, Chris Beckett & Annie Freud
Although your mobile must be lying still
and unblinking on a bedside table,
or stuffed in a bag with a pointless diary,
tonight I ring it one last time, and hear
your voice, clear, unwavering, as you ask me
to please leave a message after the tone,
and then I try to pretend you’re busy,
writing songs on your scuffed acoustic, or down
in the lush, quiet county you were born in,
hands on the steering wheel’s leopard-print cover,
casually speeding south through a warren
of hedge-bound lanes, stone bridges, up over
Eggardon Hill, to the place you’d go to stare
at the waves, and breathe the incoming air.