Second Ash Tree Workshop

In association with The Ash Project, Go to the Pine is running another free poetry workshop at Folkestone's Urban Room on 4th November. We'll explore the local area on foot, seeking out some of the ash trees that grow there, before workshopping poems that explore issues around the way ash dieback disease spreads.

Work produced during the workshop will be recorded by Magz Hall for use in a radio art project.

You can read more about the event here. This event is taking place as part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe. Thanks are due to Madeleine Hodge of The Ash Project for making the event possible.

New Minimal Poems Published

A few of my minimal poems have just been published in the digital journal of minimal poetry Otata. Each issue of the journal appears as a pdf. You can find my poems in issue number 22, here.

Landscape & Language Workshop

In association with Folkestone Fringe, Go to the Pine is running an exploratory workshop on the relationship between language and landscape during the Folkestone Triennial Fringe. The event will take place on October 6th. You can read more about the event here.

Thanks are due to Diane Dever and Dan Johannsen for making the event possible.

 

Meadow Workshop

Go to the Pine is running a poetry workshop at Lullingstone Country Park on August 30th, suitable for children aged 8+. We'll explore the park's meadow landscape, learning about the many species that live there and then workshop poems that draw on the experience. These poems will be turned into a zine that will tour with the Mobile Meadow created by Mary Tate of the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership.

This workshop has been put on in association with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership as part of the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project. Thanks are due to Mary Tate for making this event possible.

Ash Tree Workshop

In association with The Ash Project, Go to the Pine is running a free poetry workshop at Shorne Woods Country Park on 1st July. We'll seek out the ash trees that grow there, learning about them as we go, before workshopping poems that respond directly to the ash trees we have encountered.

You can read more about the event here. Thanks are due to Madeleine Hodge of The Ash Project for making the event possible.

Iwade School Orchard Workshop

Go to the Pine is running a workshop for children at Iwade School on 19th May. The children will engange in a sesory exploration of their local orchard while learning about some of its unique wild inhabitants. Afterwards, they will write haiku about their orchard experiences.

Their work will be collated and turned into a zine for distribution at a celebratory event to take place on June 17th. At the event, I will be reading some of my own poems about the landscape, including one written especially for the occasion, to flute music performed by Dave Bowdler.

The workshop has been put on in collaboration with the Medway Swale Estuary Partnership as part of the Kent Orchards for Everyone project. Thanks are due to both Mark Loos and Pippa Palmar for it possible.

Bedgebury Pinetum Workshop

Go to the Pine is running a workshop at Bedgebury Pinetum on 25th May 2017 in collaboration with artist Julia Groves. During the workshop participants will both write poetry and draw as a way to develop a deepened appreciation for the trees that make up the Pinetum. You can read more about the workshop, and book a place here.

New Issue of Gull Online

The newest issue of Gull is now available to read online. This is the print and digital zine that I founded and edit. You can find it here.

In Praise of Walking

In association with Folkestone Quarterhouse, Go to the Pine is running a series of silent walks around Folkestone called 'In Praise of Walking'. The walks are taken in silence, so we may pay greater attention to our surroundings.

The series is named after Thomas A Clark's seminal poem sequence In Praise of Walking, readings from which punctuate the walks' silence. You can find dates and times for the January - April walks here. A blog post appears for each walk over on the blog page.

Walks are free. Children and pets are welcome. We walk in all weather, so dress appropriately.