Poetry - The Bird That Sings Until The Sun Goes Down By Jim Higo
Unperturbed by traffic nearby, unmoved by lightening in the sky,
No tear filled eye, or fearful frown,
For the bird that sings until the sun goes down.
A soothing song as children wept, vivacious verse as salmon leapt,
No need for sceptre, or jewelled crown Read more...
Poetry - Tshirts, Trainers and Jeans By Dayne Coyne
It's the start of the holidays
We're looking great in our teens
All heading off to the disco place
T-shirts, trainers and jeans
Oh well, Oh well
Tonight's the night that I might discover
Just what all of it means
Poetry - If I By Mark Walmsley
If I where a fish
I could swim away
If I where a dog
By the fire I'd lay
If I where a ship
Into horizons I'd sail
If I where a letter
Poetry - Paranoia By Terry Ireland
Haydn Aidan and Monica Reith
Made a pact to share false teeth
It saved arguing whose was whose
They did the same with pants and shoes
One lived by night and one by day
They made the change in a passageway Read more...
PRESS RELEASE UPDATE - iPoetry Ver 1.1 for Android Application on Google Market On Sale Now. Introducing Text-to-Speech (TTS) Poetry in many languages
UPDATE - Introduced text-to-speech support so you can have poetry read to you in major European languages
(English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)
Happy listening and translating!
Made in Hull - thisisUll.com announces the release of it's latest development - iPoetry Ver 1.1
for Android.iPoetry is an anthology of spoken word poetry featuring talent from Hull, England and beyond.
Reviews, Arts - The Liberation of Barton - A Poetry Evening at The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber - Saturday 8th October 2011 By Melanie Fullard
The Ropewalk in Barton is a listed building which was once used in the manufacturing of rope. It now doubles as an art space and performance venue. It's really awkward to find, sandwiched between Tesco and a housing estate (especially in the dark!) but it's well worth the trouble.
Tonight sees performances from the pick of Hull's finest poets and the debut of Barton's very own Lady Blah Blah (aka Ruth Dixon).
News, Arts Liberation - Three Dozen Writers Showcased from Scratch - At Fruit, Tuesday 11th October 2011
Scratch@Fruit #5, Tuesday 11th October. Tickets £3 on the door (or from Fruit website).
A host of new writing will take centre stage again at the now-regular Scratch@Fruit event. The fifth event takes the total of writers who have had work included as part of the script-in-hand evenings to 36.
Event curator, playwright Dave Windass,
Poetry - Nature and War By David Delaney
Soft morning sun shines through moist droplets clear
now radiating coloured prisms bright.
The almost silent brook is trickling near
as Autumn leaves float to the ground so light.
While pristine beauty now is all abound,
though some short years ago this was not so.
There were no flowers growing from the ground Read more...
Poetry - Still Life By Terry Ireland
Two women at a table
As though divided by a wall;
Although one of them is speaking
There's no communication at all.
She speaks of the thirty years
Of her late son's passed life;
The other thinks of just five years
As first his lover and then his wife.
News, Arts Liberation - An evening of Spoken Word at The Ropewalk, Barton-Upon-Humber Saturday 8th October
Introducing Barton Upon Humber's own Lady Blah Blah in an evening of Spoken Word
also featuring Joe Hakim and Mike Watts with support from local poets PLUS Open Mic
Ropewalk, Saturday 8th October, 8pm
Tickets £3 on 01652 660380 Liberation is North Lincolnshire's first theatre based local spoken word night,
News, Arts Hull Film Presents Glimmer 2011
Glimmer 2011 - Hullss 9th International Short Film Festival takes place from 6th - 9th October with screenings and related events in six different venues across the city.
Hull Film located in the Danish Buildings 44 - 46 High Street Hull, is dedicated to the exhibition and creation of short film as a crucial art form in its own right. Each year Hull Film presents Glimmer an International Short Film Festival
Music News - Ryan Adams New album 'Ashes & Fire' out 10th October
As the 10th October release of his new Ashes & Fire (PAX-AM/Columbia) approaches,
Ryan Adams has confirmed the dates of his first two UK shows since his sold-out tour in
June: Thursday 27th October at London's Union Chapel and Friday 28th October at York Grand Opera House.
Tickets for both are now on sale priced £32.50 for London and £25 for York and are available from