October 2016

Here’s the invite for the Launch. All welcome. Circulate as widely as you like:


We asked Karen Sherwood of Sheffield’s excellent Cupola Gallery, to judge the entries for the Millstone Grit poetry-into-art competition, and she’s now made her decision. In the end, we’re exhibiting 12 images in Bank Street next week (starting Weds 12th and finishing on the 22nd) and we’ve awarded two third prizes, because Karen couldn’t separate them. Pictures and poems will be on display, and visitors can engage in the interesting exercise of trying to decide what aspect of which poems sparked which particular images.

And we’re on the downhill slope (i.e. approaching panic!) about the book launch. Our itchy fingers want to be pressing the book into people’s hands, but we’re holding ourselves back till the official launch on, since you ask, Weds 19th Oct at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Old Post Office, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, 7.30 till 9.00ish, all welcome. Reading from the book by around 15 poets (still to be confirmed). A free event, but we’d like you to buy the book, of course and with luck there’ll be enough wine to go round.