Leighton-Linslade Arts Festival, Leighton Buzzard

These events will be well worth attending if you can get to them. Gavin and Mark collaborated in 2005 on a great electronic poetry piece – ‘Slippage‘ – which was commissioned as part of the ‘Moving’ project by Leicester City Libraries & Phoenix Arts.


FREE Lunch Time Poetry at Leighton-Linslade Arts Festival May 2007

May 8 2007: Buzz Words (Gavin Stewart)

A rare live-performance from prize-winning poet Gavin Stewart. Fellow poet Neil Fulwood praised his work observing:-

“I found in Gavin Stewart’s poetry humanity, insight, experience, a wealth of subtle phraseology, a sense of nostalgia unsullied by sentimentality, and an almost heartbreaking use of understatement.”

Enjoy work from his previous collections Biology Lessons (1999) and Sounding Out (2001), and new material from his forthcoming collection, Ripening.

May 15 2007: Voltage (Mark Goodwin)

Climber and award winning poet Mark Goodwin invites you on an exploration of high voltage verbs and linguistic innovation. His poetry ranges from direct and accessible to ambiguous and playful. The focus today is: being in as well as being alive landscape.

Mark was BBC Wildlife Poet of The Year 2003, and has published over 170 poems in magazines and ezines. He often collaborates with other artists and writers.

Where and When

Both events are in the Leighton Buzzard Theatre Lounge 12.30 to 1.30PM.

Free Tickets

In advance from the Theatre Box Office, Lake Street tel. 01582 818801, or at the door.