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Bedford Events 2017

Forgive me website, for I have sinned, and not updated thee for pretty much a year. I won't bother with my excuses - though I have them. So to begin a near-flurry(!) of posts let me mention some events in Bedford which are coming up. Ouse Muse is still alive and kicking. We have five more dates … [Read more...]

Bedford Events 2016

January - time to remind you of the roster of forthcoming events for 2016. Ouse Muse will be back with its usual mix of open mic and guest poet(s). Usually the third Wednesday of the month, dates and guests for the 2016 first half Jan 20th, Janet Sutherland Feb 17th,  Julia Bird Mar … [Read more...]

Bedford Events 2015/16

Here's an update on a pretty packed poetry events calendar for the next season in Bedford. Ouse Muse is back, starting on 16th September, in a new venue, The Auction Room bar, 1 Duke St, 7.45pm. Our guest poet will be Richard Frost and as usual plenty of open mic slots. Same time same place for … [Read more...]

Bedford: a poetry town?

It is remarkable how the live poetry calendar in Bedford has progressed over the last few years. The regular monthly roster now includes the Poetry Cafe, Ouse Muse, the Swan Theatre Poetry Nights and Pass On a Poem. Less frequent or occasional events have also blossomed - the Poetry Lunchbox, … [Read more...]

Ouse Muse: New Season News

Ouse Muse: 2015 Ouse Muse is Bedford's premier regular poetry open mic evening. We alternate between Thursday and Wednesday nights with guest readers but always plenty of open mic time. Monthly, but we take August and December off. £3 audience £2 if performing. All events 8pm start, sign up for … [Read more...]

Events June 2014

We are drawing to the close of the Ouse Muse season for 2013/14 but there is one last chance to join us - for a special Australian celebration - on the 19th (8pm, Harpur's, MK40 2RD). Over on the Ouse Muse page (under the events tab in the headline navigation) you will find the emerging details of … [Read more...]

Happy Strokestown

Off to the lovely, intimate, Strokestown Poetry Festival this weekend. One of my poems is on the shortlist, which means I get a 20 minute reading and even (oh wonders!) a fee. I was lucky enough to do this in 2008 and I'm really looking forward to returning to the friendliest of festivals. You … [Read more...]

Events April 2014

Here is a short list of upcoming events that I'm involved with one way or another: 15th April: I'm Reading at Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H, with Caroline Davies. 7pm. 17th April: Ouse Muse, 8pm Harpur's, 46-48 Tavistock St, Bedford. If you want to join my email list which covers … [Read more...]