Poetry

A pigeon perched on a sand pit

Buddy Up with Mr Bibbles

When Dean phoned Wendy, for a Buddy Up creative chat, she shared with him a true and moving story, about a pigeon she raised. THE BALLAD OF TINKERBELLE BIBBLES He…
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Create #20: Writing a List Poem

There are many different ways to tell a story. Simon Armitage is an amazing storyteller, often finding new and exciting ways to tell a story in his poems. Look at the…
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Moving Words

Not so much a Zoom session, more a virtual Dance Hall, in which choreographer Tim Casson and poet Dean Parkin partnered up to combine words and movement in surprising new…
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Remote poetry in Stradbroke

Poet Arji Manuelpillai has been running a remote poetry residency in Stradbroke, inviting local residents to select an image from the Stradbroke Village Archive and then creating a poem in…
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Create #18: Easy Poetry with Kennings

Just like the Anglo-Saxons and Norsemen before us, we litter our language with kennings—it’s the way we have of using two words where one would do! Who hasn’t described a dull…
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A watercolour of a river, a hill with trees in the background and a bright orange buoy bobbing on the inky black water

Buddying Up with Make, Do & Friends

We are delighted to be working with the Buddy Up scheme, managed by Community Action Suffolk, and we are now offering relaxed, informal creative chats to volunteers and their buddies…
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Hands Up with Gillian and Dean

Poet Dean and photographer Gillian collaborated to deliver this amazing session, via Zoom, in which participants wrote about their hands and then created layered images, via the magic that is…
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Create #15: The Edge of our Village

In this activity we’ll be using a poem as a starting point to write something about the village where you live. Here’s a poem by the American poet, Eve Merriam. It’s very…
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A view across fields with a stormy black sky overhead

A Creative Chat in Buxhall

Recently, Dean telephoned Steve, in Buxhall, for a bit of a chat about the village and what life was like, living there. As it happens, Steve is a photographer, so…
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The Bench in a Field with a View

Following on from his visit to Combs last summer with the Rural Coffee Caravan, and all the postcards sent in by residents, Dean created this poem about the many paths…
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A Creative Chat in Laxfield

As part of our connecting Creative Chats, Dean telephoned a local resident – and got the dog’s side of the picture. MR PICKLES OF LAXFIELD I’m a chiweenie, cross between…
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