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Wigan October 2011

Yet another cracking night at the Tudor. Started off a tad slow but soon picked up speed and got quite supersonic by the end. Louise did a great job of compering (of course). There were so many memorable poets that I won't mention any individuals. Just to say that the green ukulele got a good bashing. I now know when a tit is not a tit, what to watch out for in Liverpool, and what REALLY happened in the Garden of Eden. There was a prize "Essence of Poetry"... as always with the Tudor - you just had to be there. Make sure you don't miss next month. (Newbies made very welcome)

Have uploaded a few photos - more to follow later this weekend
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:04 pm
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It was another top night - the Tudor just never lets you down! When I first arrived I had misgivings - it seemed quieter than normal with fewer locals in the bar even. However, a steady trickle of poets managed to fill the room with a warmth and camaraderie that's so particular to that venue. In fact it was nice not to have the room so busting at the seams for a change. We all got to read more, socialise more, sing even - and the evening was so relaxed.

I loved the Gloria Gaynor number Ian Hayles did on the Uke (Go Walk out the Door). I couldn't believe there was a song out there that I knew all the lryics to but Ian was right...all women must know that song off by heart.

Louise compered brilliantly - so relaxed and at ease in the job. All the poetry was wildly eclectic, as usual - with masturbation being a recurring theme, as usual...

It's not often I attend a poetry night where I find I can really listen to every poem read and not feel overfaced :) As I said, a brilliant night. x
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:47 pm
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ps Thanks for the clogs Joy. I think I still owe you several drinks. xx
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:48 pm
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Not so - but I guess I am unlikely to refuse!
Gloria Gay.or's "I will survive" is in my top 10 most hated songs, yet I grinned all the way through Ian's version!
You never know quite what to expect at the Tudor
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:51 am
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Some fantastic poems/performances.
Thanks esp. for the sexual health info. I learned a lot!
Thanks to Joy, too, for all the pics etc.
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:45 pm
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An enjoyable night- missed it the last few months.

Ian's songs were brilliant it must be said :) Poems and conversation were equally great.

My Best

Chris
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 05:46 pm
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cheers for the nice comments guys... it was a good night wasn't it?
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:30 am
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great night on thursday in the tudor if you missed it then you missed it,it was brash, mad, funny,thoughtful,touching,hard hitting,romantic and so much more x
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 02:45 pm
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A very enjoyable evening. A wide range of topics from the poignant and sad to the downright silly.
Dave
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:36 pm
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