Showing posts with label Rachel Playforth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rachel Playforth. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Readings and events with Frogmore writers in September

September sees a number of events and readings by Frogmore writers in the Lewes area.  On Saturday 8 September Miriam Darlington launches her new book Otter Country (Granta Books), a prose account of her search for otters in Britain,  at the Linklater Pavilion on the railway land in Lewes.  6.00 – 8.00.

On Wednesday 12 September Rachel Playforth is a reader in ‘Poems from the Crypt’ at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford.

On Wednesday 19 September Judith Kazantzis and Jackie Wills join Clare Best and friends for a reading at the Needlemakers in Lewes.  7.45 (doors 7.00), entry £5.00.

And on Monday 24 September Jeremy Page will be reading at the Quick Fictions event at the Brighton Digital Festival. The Latest Music Bar (6.30 – 8.30). Free entry.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New anthology 'Languages of Colour' to be published 31st of May 2012

Languages of Colour
Edited by Alexandra Loske

 A collection of writings and artwork on the subject of colour and colour theory.
Contributors include Graham Dean, Clare Best, Liz Rideal, Julian Bell, Tania Hershman, Rachel Playforth, Aprilia Zank, Niki Fulton, Robert Hamberger, Jeremy Page, Tamar Yoseloff, Roy Osborne, Ros Barber, Catherine SmithMario Petrucci, Kay Syrad, and many others.

 For a sneak preview of the book see this related blog post:

Date of publication: 31 May 2012
ISBN 978-0-9570688-0-3
To order a copy with free p&p please send a cheque for £10, payable to The Frogmore Press, at 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ

Cover art by David J Markham
A limited edition of twelve lithographic prints of the artwork, produced by the Curwen Studio and signed by both artist and editor, is available from The Frogmore Press at £95 per print, plus p&p.

To order a print or request a review copy please contact

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Rachel Playforth at Needlewriters in Lewes and Jeremy Page in Germany

The next issue of The Frogmore Papers is going to the printers in the next few days, with a splendid cover by Elizabeth Jardine.

Elizabeth Jardine, Greenroot, oil on canvas

In other news:

Rachel Playforth, regular contributor to The Frogmore Papers in more than one capacity, will be reading her poetry at The Needlewriters in lovely Lewes on Thursday, 10th March 2011, alongside Chris Sykes and Eleanor Knight. There will be music, too. Details here:

On 1 December 2010 Jeremy Page's short play 'Loving Psyche' was performed in Bremen, Germany, by the the anglophile theatre group Alsomirschmeckts, which loosely translates as "well, I think it's tasty", on the occasion of the launch of the latest issue of the literary magazine NewLeaf. Because this is the brave new world we have a chance to watch the premiere of 'Loving Psyche' on YouTube. Here are the links (two parts!). Enjoy the German interpretation of a stetson and a musical appearance of Leonard Cohen:

Part 1:
Part 2:

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Launch of POETRY SOUTH EAST 2010 at Sussex University, 30th November 2010

For those of you who missed the first launch of POETRY SOUTH EAST 2010 at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton a few weeks ago, here is another chance to see and hear poets reading their work from the anthology:

You are warmly invited to attend the launch of

Edited by Jeremy Page and Catherine Smith, published by Frogmore Press, this is the first anthology for ten years of poets from Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Readings will be by some of the featured poets, including
Clare Best, Tom Cunliffe, Alison Dunn, John Feakins, Charlotte Gann, Joanna Grigg, Lydia Hill, Judith Kazantzis, Kim Lasky, Julia O'Brien, John O'Donoghue, Rachel Playforth, Sarah Salway, Colette Sensier, Sonya Smith and Anne Stewart.

WHEN? Tuesday 30th November 2010 at 6 p.m.

WHERE? The Meeting House at Sussex University

HOW TO GET THERE? Click here for info.


Car parking is free on campus after 5 p.m.

Further information: please contact Patrick Bond 07932-141918

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Launch of Poetry South-East 2010 at the NVT

The first launch of the Frogmore anthology Poetry South-East 2010 took place last night at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton.

It was a wonderful evening, compered by the inimitable Catherine Smith, with moving performances by Lorna Thorpe, Ros Barber, Brendan Cleary and Maria Jastrzebska. Two other contributors from the anthology, Rachel Playforth and Colette Sensier, bravely grabbed the open mic and read their poems. I took a few pictures of the poets on the bill, as well as Catherine (see below). As a special treat here is a clip of Brendan Cleary reading 'Physics':


Brendan Cleary reading 'Physics' from the Poetry South-East 2010 anthology,
22 October 2010, Brighton

Compere Catherine Smith:

Lorna Thorpe:

Maria Jastrzebska:

Ros Barber:

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Frogmore poets in new anthology 'Did I Tell You? 131 poems for Children in Need'

'Did I tell you? 131 Poems for Children in Need' and is an anthology on the theme of'Childhood' in aid of Children in Need - available November 2010. All profits from this anthology will be donated to the BBC's Children in Need appeal.

Frogmore poets Clare Best, Jeremy Page, Rachel Playforth and Catherine Smith will be published alongside the likes of Andrew Motion, George Szirtes and Vicki Feaver  in a new anthology  to be sold in aid of Children In Need  in November. Did I Tell You? 131 poems for Children in Need will be launched at the University of Kent on 16 November to raise money for the children’s charity. The collection, based on the theme of childhood, has been put together by Kent poets Nicky Gould and Vicky Wilson.  The anthology will be on sale at, at the various launch events and via Amazon; news of events linked to the publication can also be found on the website.  Other contributors include Liz Bahs, Ros Barber, Mara Bergman, Geraldine Cousins, Martyn Crucefix, Michael Curtis, Maggie Harris, Maureen Jivani, Caroline Price, Sarah Salway, Carole Satyamurti, Maggie Sawkins, Myra Schneider, Derek Sellen, Anne Stewart, John Whitworth and Susan Wicks.

To pre-order a copy of Did I Tell You? please send a cheque for £12 (includes £2 p&p), made out to our publisher Categorical Books, to 70 Margate Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7BH. You can also pre-order 3 copies at the special price of £27 (includes £2 p&p) .

Online ordering will be available from 1 November 2010.