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Gilling East hosts Ian McMillan

Yorkshire’s finest poet is marking the centenary by teaming up with award-winning documentary photographer Ian Beesley to create a new show, Magic Lantern Tales. Ian McMillan, described by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy as “one of today’s greatest poetry performers”, tells the stories of men who fought in the first world war and lived to […]

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Poetry from Helmsley Arts Centre

Two poems entered earlier this year in the Helmsley Arts Centre poetry competition’s 9 – 12 year olds category: The Volcano by George Leeming, read by Louise Fitton Engine Power by Marcus Allen, read by Martin Vander Weyer And one poem entered in the 5-8 category: Vicious Sea by Teagan Jones, also read by Louise Fitton

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Audio: Poetry – ‘The Sunne Rising by John Donne’

Chosen and read by David Powley because way back in the mid 1960s it was for him such an exciting discovery: the combination of caressive intimacy with the poet’s delight in playing intellectual games as he builds up his argument against the sun. The sentiment is so relaxed and everyday (for lovers, anyway) yet contained […]

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Poetry at Helmsley Arts Centre: Bonfire by David Smith

David Smith’s poem is from a collection of his poems called “Unnatural Workings”,  published by Quoin Publishing, Middlesborough. The poems reflect his farming upbringing and his observations whilst travelling in the international freight business. A writer of both short stories and poetry his work has appeared in “The Sid  Chaplin Short Story Anthology”, Red Squirrel Press […]

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