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DIY Poets at the Maze, May 18th 2017

DIY Poets at the Maze, May 18th 2017

A Night of Poetry, Reviewed by Jake Wildeman Jake Wildeman Reviewed by Sue Allen I’ve only performed at the Maze a couple of times, but I find I quite like it. With dimmed lights and a drink in hand (alcohol or otherwise), it’s easy to take a breath and forget the world outside of this room full of poets. There’s also something deliciously intimate about performing in a corner, a certain sweet vulnerability and openness to putting yourself there. Indeed,…

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DIY Poets Nottingham Night Light

DIY Poets Nottingham Night Light

Reviewed by Sue Allen and Frank McMahon Moany Mood DIY poets at Nottingham Night Light was a game of three halves. We’re poets not mathematicians, with a theme of light and dark. The interpretations were free, wide ranging, poetic and creative. Although the audience was small the atmosphere was large and both increased steadily as the night went on. John Merchant kicked us off with a contemplation of those times when you fall flat into a “moany mood” in the…

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DIY Poets At the Maze 10th November 2016

DIY Poets At the Maze 10th November 2016

First half reviewed by John Humphreys: Slightly disappointing audience numbers were more than made up for by the quality of the poetry on display. Opening with Lytisha who announced she had no politics and miserable poems the first called Anxiety and full of “what ifs”. Last Biscuit had a perfect economy telling of brothers being naughty but always missed. Of the other poems, one set in a library with a ‘chid in a big chair on her own private island’…

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Diy Poets at The Maze 31st August 2016

Diy Poets at The Maze 31st August 2016

Diy Poets report for Gig at the Maze, 31st August 2016 Written by Lytisha and Clare Stewart. Our regular evening of three halves began with Andrew Martin doing a sterling job of the nerve wracking role of compering the first half. Our first act was: Martin Dean: Martin kicked the evening off in great style. He opened by considering how salad would be, if presented in a modern art style. He Curated Salad, conjuring many tasty images, including watching as…

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DIY Poets At The Lady Bay Festival

DIY Poets At The Lady Bay Festival

DIY poets will be appearing at the Lady Bay Festival on Saturday 3rd September from 12.35 to 13.00 The Lady Bay Summer Festival is a great day for all the family featuring live music, performances, displays, stalls, lovely food and drink, and excellent real ales from Castle Rock Brewery. And all of this for FREE! THE LADY BAY SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 will take place on Saturday 3rd September at the Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay, Nottingham NG2 5DX from 12…

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Review – Maze 19th May 2016

Review – Maze 19th May 2016

Reviewer: Clare Stewart 1st Half Andrew Martin The evening kick started with DIY’s very own Andrew Martin and it was a very fine start indeed! Andrew performed his poem “In praise of chalk” which was metaphorically gripping and entrapping and had a fantastic visual story, one mental image which has really stuck with me is that of a sheep counting sheep to sleep. This image sprung into form from a question Andrew asked during his poem “do sheep count sheep…

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What’s Happening

What’s Happening

The DIY POETS are busy busy busy in the next coming months, which is great news as there are plenty of opportunities for you to catch them in action! The first event to kick off is Crosswords which is every second Wednesday of each month… The next one being July 13th  the event is located at The Caves under the Malt Cross and is hosted by DIY POET Leanne Moden. The event is predominantly open mic with one featured guest poet the…

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DIY Poets At Southwell Festival

DIY Poets At Southwell Festival

A Weekend Of Poetry Last weekend your very own DIY poets were invited to bring their brand of poetry to The Gate To Southwell Festival. Starting on Saturday festival-goers were treated to a two hour showcase of their talents with honorary member Shaun Moore joining them from Glasgow. The subject matter was wide ranging, swinging from the hiding place of Charles I to the search for Earth-like planets, from dancing to pubic hair. Sunday – another day and another delight….

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Sherwood Art Week 2016

Sherwood Art Week 2016

As part of  Sherwood Art Week 2016 (18-25th June) there will be poetry events organised by DIY poet’s Andrew Martin. Please come along and support these. Poetry Workshop, Sunday 19th June, 2-5pm at The Place, Melrose Street, Sherwood The workshop will be an informal opportunity to share ideas and our own work with like minds. Please bring two examples of your poems. We can share skills for editing and performing written work, including timing, voice control and connecting with the…

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