Marsden's Poster Poems competition - here are the winners!

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The winning poems in the Marsden Poster Poems competition have been announced. The quest was to find music-related poems to be posted in shops, pubs café and other sites in Marsden in the run-up to the Marsden jazz festival this coming weekend.

The competition, organised by Marsden the Poetry Village, attracted nearly 300 entries. The poems were launched on Thursday 28 September - National Poetry Day – at A Month of Sundaes café in Marsden at 5pm. 

Among the events at the jazz festival from 6-8 October is Write Out Loud's open mic poetry jam, taking place on Sunday morning at 11 at The Railway pub in Marsden. 


The winning poems are:


Ballad of Nigel Bates by Jonathan Humble

Chuck Berry's Ding-A-Ling by Greg Freeman

"Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" by Linda Goulden

Friday Night by Angie Butler

House of Jazz by John F Keane

Imagining by Lyrical Lexa

Improvising by Carol Falaki

In the groove by Jill Sharp

Jazz at the Griffin by Moira Andrew

jazz café by Lynne Taylor

Jazz Call by John F Keane

Jazz Hands by Moira Andrew

Jazzed Up by Mantz Yorke

Klavierstücke by Wolfgar Miere

Leaky Welly Blues by Jonathan Humble

Marsden Blue Notes by Paul Waring

Marsden's Musical Magic by George Charles Brooke

Orchestral manoeuvres in the garden by Jane C Steele

Retuning Marsden Mechanics Institute by Rob Baylis

The Busker by Tim Taylor

The man who cannot dance by Kristina Diprose

The Marsden Village Guggenband by KJ Walker

The Piano Verses by Rob Walton

When That Trumpet Plays by Tony Noon

Your Tune by Alexandra Parapadakis

Child by Jayan Eric Holmes

Home is Where the Jazz Is by Liz Wells

Picture shows 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Garden', by Jane C Steele, in Lily Blossom Florist, Marsden



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carol falaki

Sun 8th Oct 2017 19:57

I'm delighted and looking forward to reading the poem posters 😃

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Laura Taylor

Fri 6th Oct 2017 11:30

Hey - well done all you lovely WOLers!! Putting poetry out there in the world and removing it from the sphere of the elite is something very dear to my heart. And to my mind, music and poetry go hand in glove. Nice one 😃

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karen izod

Wed 4th Oct 2017 18:37

many congratulations to all on this list and to friends I can spot on there too!

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Linda Cosgriff

Wed 4th Oct 2017 16:04

Congratulations to all the winners but especially Stockport's own John Keane, who has two!

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kJ Walker

Thu 28th Sep 2017 19:41

This has really made my day. We're hoping to get to the festival at some point.🙂

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Paul Waring

Thu 28th Sep 2017 09:37

Very, very pleased by this news and can't wait to see the poster poems. I really hope the poetry and jazz, two of my favourite things in life, help lift the Marsden Jazz Festival to new heights. Exciting times. Thanks so much to the competition organisers.

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Jane C. Steele

Thu 28th Sep 2017 09:06

Wow, am chuffed. Looking forward to visiting Marden and seeing my poem.

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Tue 26th Sep 2017 22:57

Woo hoo !
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<Deleted User> (13762)

Tue 26th Sep 2017 12:24

well done to everyone - quite a few names I recognise there - look forward to seeing some pictures of the poem posters.

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