Poetry down in one
2:51pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Penarth news
POETRY lovers downed some pints as they raised a toast to National Poetry Day at Penarth Conservative Club earlier this month.
Several local poets and readers joined special guests as Vale of Glamorgan Libraries staged a well-attended Poems and Pints event.
Julie Croad, Janice Price and David Hughes were on hand to share in the joy of the spoken word with this year’s theme being water.
Poems centred around rivers, islands or the sea.
Highlights of the evening came from members of the Cardiff U3A Writers’ Group.
Trevor Tudball’s A Precious Thing about his father’s obsession with saving water being particularly poignant, as was Richard Garmon’s Orphan’s Tale about a salmon.
Vale of Glamorgan Libraries community outreach officer, Andrea Griffiths said: “Humour abounded, as did acute observations of Welsh life from Janice Price, a former publican, belly dance tutor and poet who has toured with the Welsh Arts Council, and Julie Croad who encapsulated in verse the essence of being Welsh as well as memories of the lake at Darran Park near her childhood home of Ferndale. Essex man David Hughes, who has toured extensively with folk rock bands such as Pentangle and Fairport Convention provided musical entertainment with his wry observations and skilful guitar playing in various styles including waltz, tango and hip-hop!”
A raffle raised £50 for Cancer Research UK and WaterAid.
Performances have been uploaded to YouTube.