Category Archives: London 2012

Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … Continue reading

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Three new collections

The copies are in the post to the British Library and the books are registered with Nielsen and the books are available on-line at Amazon, W H Smiths et al so I can safely say these three books are now … Continue reading

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The First ChobLit Lunch

Chobham has held an annual Music Festival for the last 19 years. It has gone from strength to strength and attracts prestigious musicians of many genres. This year for the first time they had a Literary Lunch as well. In … Continue reading

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All the bells and a hobby horse

  As part of the London 2012 Festival Martin Creed led a three minute bell ringing event across the UK on the opening day of the Olympics and Woking joined in…as I have since discovered did many people at home … Continue reading

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Coffee and chat with Helen Turner of Team GB

  “I’m hoping that I may have time to tour the Olympic Park in my downtime,” says Helen.This may seem an odd thing for an Olympic athlete to say, but Helen’s event, Wheelchair Basketball, will be held in the O2 … Continue reading

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Take some cardboard, a dab of glue…

Take some card and glue, tissue paper and gold, paint sprinkle with a little imagination and primary school teacher magic and you have an Olympic Torch. Add an enthusiastic attitude and a desire to encourage everyone to feel part of … Continue reading

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Chobham Games Makers

( Image of Seb Coe, Eddie Izzard and volunteers from the Games Maker website)   Games Makers David and Maureen Smith The reality of being an Olympic volunteer, a Games Maker, involves an amazing amount of commitment, both of time … Continue reading

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