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‘Wild and foxy’ themed night of spoken word is part of festival

Droitwich Editorial 27th Jun, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A FREE spoken word evening will be staged at Droitwich’s Park’s Café from 7pm to 9.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).

The ‘Out-of-this-Word’ wild and foxy-themed night is being held as part of Droitwich’s summer festival line-up.

Among the writers performing will be Malvern poet Catherine Crosswell, Worcester writer, poet and workshop leader Jenny Hope, Droitwich’s prize-winning journalist, short fiction writer and poet Sarah James and Worcestershire poetry and writing teacher Ruth Stacey.

The four will be providing a plethora of poetry in a variety of styles and on a range of subjects.

And as this year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War, guest poet Antony Owen from Coventry will be bringing the wild side of war and urban life to the live lit event, which has been organised by the Droitwich Art Network (DAN).

There will also be open mic slots other writers, or acoustic musicians/singers can share their interpretations of ‘wild and foxy’

Tim Cranmore, who was the Worcestershire Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2014, Bromsgrove poet Claire Walker and Worcester poet Amanda Bonnick have already signd up to do open mic slots.

Anyone else wanting to take part should book their places in advance by emailing DAN secretary and event organiser Sarah Leavesley on lifeislikeacherrytree@yahoo.com.

A limited number of open mic spots will also be available on the night, but those wanting those need to arrive early.

Sarah said: “It is always great to see the town come to life during the summer festival and fantastic to have poetry included in its celebration of the arts.

“This will be the third DAN live lit event at Park’s Café. I am always amazed by the friendly, celebratory feel, how well it is supported and how many people seem to enjoy it.”

Park’s Café owner Paul Richardson said this event last year was the Victoria Square venue’s most popular evening and he was hoping this year’s would be the same.

Call 01905 776 633 to reserve a table.

Books by the poets will also be on sale and those who go along will be able to get them signed on the night.

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