Workshop, led by Angela France 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guests: Alison Brackenbury and Steve Ashley
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
The poet Alison Brackenbury and the singer-songwriter Steve Ashley will be bringing a carefully chosen selection of words and music to Buzzwords, with linked poems and songs alternating in each half of their programme.
Alison will be reading poems from her thirty years of published work, including poems entirely new to Buzzwords, and samples from her new collection, Then. The Guardian recently included a poem from Then in its Saturday Review, which can be read online at
Steve Ashley has been described as ‘one of the country’s finest songwriters’. His much-loved work can be heard regularly on BBC Radio. Steve will be singing classics from his award-winning back catalogue, together with new, thought-provoking songs. Details of Steve’s illustrious 40 year musical career, and his CDs, can be found at his website:
The evening will be a marvellous taster for Steve’s full-scale solo concert in Cheltenham Town Hall, on Thursday 26 September, 2013.
And, finally, Alison would like to mention that, if anyone would like to buy her new collection at Buzzwords, they will be rewarded for their loyalty by a bargain price of £6.50 – a third off the bookshop price, (and £2.46 cheaper than Amazon!)
This is a never-to-be-repeated performance! An evening of fantastic music, and of new poems, at a bargain price!