Dean Parkin

Connect in Combs

As part of our Connect events, Dean spoke at length with Desiree, and together they created this poem about Oaks Meadow.   OAKS MEADOW Every summer was sunny when Dad…
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Create #8: Coloured Days

In this activity, we’re going to write short poems all about the colours in your village. Think of all the different colours you would find in your village; for example,…
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A Community of Writers

Dean’s next workshop is on 18th January 2021 – and like the previous two, it will be free, informal, and great fun; it will also lead you through some simple…
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Westhorpe village sign

Connect in Westhorpe, from A to Z

Together with our partners, Rural Coffee Caravan, Dean Parkin visited Westhorpe, to find out what residents valued about their village. The result was this poem, The Westhorpe Way. The Westhorpe…
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Westhorpe village sign

Connect in Westhorpe

It was lovely to meet up with residents in Westhorpe along with the Rural Coffee Caravan and listen to some of the host of things that makes their village so…
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A Community of Writers

Zoom in on a creative writing session with poet Dean Parkin on Tuesday, 3rd November from 10:30 to midday. Join Dean (via Zoom) for a relaxed, informal creative writing session…
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Create #2: The Village Remembered

Think of a place you know or knew well in your village – house, shop, church, park, road or building. Imagine all the memories that the place would have. Here’s…
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Have a Cando Suffolk Day 2020

To celebrate Suffolk Day this Sunday, 21st June, we invited participants to create their own Suffolk Cando and display it in ingenious and eye-catching ways, for others to see and…
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Benedictine Abbey Ruins

BENEDICTINE ABBEY RUINS Angel signs and Leylines? St. Michael’s Mount to St Edmundsbury Mary, Raphael, Gabriel & Uriel Cartography beneath our soles. Elle for Suffolk Artlink. Suffolk CANDO Day, 21…
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