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In 2006; I got the writing bug; after producing quite a collection of work I put it together in paperbacks and raised money for Charities/Organisations.
I have now had my work read out on BBC local radio, printed in magazines, local and regional newspapers, printed in anthologies, took a place in the 2007 Manchester literary festival anthology, have a web page on the Write Out Loud site, also attend open mic nights, did a set at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester Aug 2008, Inside Out poetry night Manchester festival 2009, had my work read out on Page One on 101.8wcr fm radio, and done numerous readings on BBC Radio Manchester.
After a break due to ill health I have had a series of work published in the local press, been on local and regional Radio reading out my work.
After attending some local open-mic events, being asked if my books are available, they can now been purchased at; Thackeray’s Books Arts & Crafts, Denton, Manchester.

Hope you enjoy this sample



Red face, blue fingers, yellowing of the neck
Purple bruising seen around, a pill I’ll have to ‘tec
‘Doc recognised the symptom takes weeks to incubate
MP’s, Councillors, Media; infection spread debate
Now that I have got it, I just can’t hide away
It will drive me up the ‘poll’, but fever should go by May
Just settling down to get some rest, a knock comes at the door
I know there will be after effects, I’ve had this bug before
Breaking your defences, education, health and wealth
Telling me their medison’s best, I’ll make the choice myself
Beware of many spin doctors who say they have a cure
Take money from your wallet we only end up poor
None of us immune from this, qualified no sick note
Got electionitis the cure was go and vote

Election nearing (2015)

‘Twas 2015 and six months before
In the Euro elections Ukip knocked on the door
A desertion from the Tory’s, by election took place
First seat in the big house; smile on Nigel’s face
Coalition; opposition said it was a blip
Other seat competed, left a droop of the lip
As the people were speaking and changing their vote
This next general election worth a bet on the tote
Now TV debate being mentioned they say
David won’t get involved others must have their day
Ed and his party try to big up their place
But the mess that they left; slaps them right in the face
Nick plays the long game dun’t mind coalition
The way things are going he’ll lose his position
Greens, SDP; say they shouldn’t be left out
Democratic election the parties do shout
No false promises or policy, talk straight from the heart
But ‘brownie point’ scoring we get from the start
Folks try to decide in whom we can trust
But deep down inside know the country’s bust

‘Helly belly

Sometimes in life you will need a seat
On occasions as well, be fast on your feet
A rumble in the tum, a warning you know
You can’t take the risk, you must really go
Always remember the route free and clear
Toilet door open, make sure it’s quite near
Landing gear down, relief and you’re off
A stall in procedure, you may well touch cloth
Diacalm or Imodium to slow down the flow
Starving the belly will help this you know
When the trots have departed, dry toast and bland grub
To line up the stomach, and fill up the hub
So taking things easy, your stomach is fit
Back into battle, steer away from bad ‘food’

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Julian (Admin)

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Mon 10th Dec 2012 11:30

excellent reportage from the Broadhurst family Christmas Paul. Good hear from you and to have seen you at the poetry jam. Keep up the good work!

Dominic Berry

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Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:21

excellent work at Inside Out man. I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I can't believe you say you don't read often yet you had such a relaxed and easy vibe on stage- very charismatic and hugely enjoyable. Please let me know when your reading round Manchester way next, your stuff is brilliant and it was a joy to watch you perform. well done fella


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