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Paragram’s ‘Slants of Light’ reading event will be on Valentine’s Night

We are excited to announce that the reading event you have been waiting for – the chance to read your winning poems to the world will be held on Valentine’s Night at the Poetry Place in Betterton Street, Covent Garden. Once again we … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Torchbearer – James Toney

“ The Olympic Torch Relay has the power to influence attitudes and win hearts,” says James Toney, Executive Editor of Sportsbeat, award winning journalist and soon to be torch bearer. His interest in  bringing the Olympics to London started with … Continue reading

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