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