Nantwich Poetry Slam

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Brilliant slam at Nantwich on Sunday. And a worthy winner in Calum Dwyer – he ticked all the boxes and was always going to win. Full house, great poems and vocal audience. The venue and particularly the sound and video set up were especially good. I’m glad I didn’t enter now – against this chap I could only hope for 2nd.

Calum Dwyer winner of Nantwich Poetry Slam


Walking Wednesday

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A wonderful Wednesday in the Berwyn mountains. Followed the ridge up above Ty'n y Ffridd over Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Tomle and finally the twin peaks of Cadair Berwyn. 
We counted 30 ravens twisting and cavorting in an aerial lek above Mynydd Tarw. Some amazing old fences, a micro-cairn on Tomle, and all round magnificence.
We ran out of daylight to take in the final peak of Godor on the way down. 7 hours walking and we didn't see a soul. I am alive once more.



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Martin Evans reading at Voicebox open mic in WrexhamReading three poems themed around the aging process to a load of university kids at Voicebox, Wrexham (12th Oct 2015).  Our usual mixed age audience had deserted us and I have to put this one down as a practice run. Wretched photo too – obscured as I am by the mic.


A flying start

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Dad took the controls for a while on the return to Welshpool following our fry-up at Sleap… One condition – I had the parachute.

Me and dad flying back from Sleap


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Bloody off-roaders! Not content with trashing the Berwyn mountains and Llantysilio. Now they’re driving their 4x4s all over Pluto too.

Close up of the surface of PlutoPic courtesy of NASA via BBC pages.