The Homend Poets & Musicians

The Homend Poets & Musicians,  Stimulating poetry and song!

at Ledbury Community Hub  www.ledburycommunityhub.org.uk
8 New Street, Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 2DX.    hello<at>ledburycommunityhub.org.uk  

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, but check below in case of other dates (Christmas, summer).

Contact Nick Halligan 01684 563281   Email nickh2009<at>btinternet.com, but phone preferred.

Photo collage © copyright Liz Johnson, 2017
The Homend Poets are led by Nick Halligan, and read poetry and play a few songs. Light-hearted and fun - all are welcome - the group invite poets, singers and musicians to come along and share a poem or song (your own or another's work).  Or simply relax and listen during an evening that is guaranteed to be enjoyable.
    The evening is free, and kicks off at 6:30pm, and lasts for about two hours;  the first half is themed and the second half is open.  Refreshments are available.
    The group produce an annual book of poems by group members.

Schedule  meets monthly on a Tuesday, from September to May, plus July
. Usually on the last Tuesday in the month, with an earlier Tuesday in December.
     On the 1st or 2nd Tuesday in July, for The Ledbury Poetry Festival evening, when local and visiting poets read their own work at this informal music and poetry event.  Bring along your own poetry or simply relax and listen during an evening that is guaranteed to be enjoyable; the annual Homend Poets book is launched at that meeting.
2024
Tuesday 2nd July, "Homend Poets Open Evening" (Open Mic) — part of Ledbury Poetry Festival
An open evening for poets to perform and share poems. Food and drink available.

Tuesday 28th May , Theme: 'Birds and Flight' - so hoping everyone will take off with that one!
The Pot & Page Cafe is now Ledbury Community Hub www.ledburycommunityhub.org.uk  -- same time, same place! 
Tuesday 30th April, Theme:  'Green' Tuesday 26th March, Theme:  'Telling Tales' Tuesday 27th February, Theme: 'Lurve/Love' Tuesday 30th January, 

2023
Theme: 'Here We Go Again' Tuesday 19th December, Theme: 'Celebration'  Tuesday 28th November, Theme: 'Occupations' and 'Stations''
Tuesday 31st October, Theme: “ 'Walking on glass’ (or possibly 'Walking on something else', if you wish!). 
New season:  Tuesday 26th September, Theme: “ “Light/Dark”

Tuesday 4th July "Homend Poets Open Evening" — part of Ledbury Poetry Festival
An open evening for poets to perform and share poems. Food and drink available.
Tuesday 29th May, Theme: “ "Travel / Journeys"
Tuesday 25th April, Theme: “ "Changes"
Tuesday 28th March , cancelled
Tuesday 28th February, Theme: “Love and Hate"
Tuesday 31st January , Theme: “The Elephant in the Room” and/or "Something New" [burst water pipe so rescheduled to Tue 7 Feb]
* 2023 Homend Poetry Collection - your new poems - up to 3 welcome - contact Nick.

2022
Tuesday 20th December  (3rd Tuesday), Theme: “Celebration(s)”
Tuesday 29th November , Theme: “Heroes and Villains”
Tuesday 25th October, Theme: “Journeys"
Our new season's first meeting:  Tuesday 27th September, Theme: “Music" 

Earlier themes are archived.
In June 2024, we had to rapidly move folklife.uk to this new site. We'll tidy up archives later, priority being non-archive matters.
Any poets who would like a free brief "performer" listing . . .
. . . in the online Folklife Directory www.folklife-directory.uk,
under Performers: Pf.3 Spoken Word ~ Pf.3b Poets & Monologuists, 
This page is currently maintained by Sam on the folklife.uk site; Sam would like to hand it over to a poet with more time to develop it, eg a separate website. Free websites are available eg from Weebly (& free domain eg "homend-poets.weebly.com"). If interested, please contact Sam at  sam@folklife.uk
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