An English City Garden

Spring rises from the frozen ashes of the winter, a green haze begins to appear on the bushes and trees, the council have collected the fly-tipping and the little birds continue to visit us.

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Yet the trees on Chamberlain Avenue still await their fate. I can only imagine an Ent has been turned by the council and has been quietly herding the trees into their cage to await their fate. I hope they survive as a feature for the new development but the recent reports of the netting of hedgerows and trees and even the sandbanks of Norfolk suggest the council and developers may not have nature’s best interests at heart.

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We’ve Seen It All

I recently submitted a duologue to Harpers Titchy Theatre for inclusion in the Penkhull Mystery Plays. I wrote it a few years ago, back in 2016, in a bar in Dublin one night over a glass over wine or two. I had only performed it once at Food for Thoughts in Gloucester and had dragged Dave Dunwell into performing it with me. I think it went well.

Fast forward to 31st March 2019 and I’m sitting in the audience at the pop-up Harpers Titchy Theatre in Penkhull village hall and I’m more nervous than I have ever been when performing anything myself. I had let the duologue fly free and now it was all grown up and being performed without me.

It was great, the actors were great, I loved it. If you want to see it for yourself then the next performance will be on Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Penkhull Mystery Plays.

We’ve Seen It All – A Duologue

 


Thank you again to all my followers and regular readers, and hello to you if you are new to my blog!

There’s an eclectic mix of posts on here, from writing and poetry to banjos and guitars, art, photography and computing, so feel free to dive in and have a look around,

New to this site? Click here to visit my About Me section.

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Chamberlain Road – Stoke-on-Trent

An updated version of my music video ‘Chamberlain Road’, with some video scenes from around Stoke-on-Trent:

 

Chamberlain Road

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The incinerator’s burning late tonight
Hanging a cloud over all that I’ve known
The voices are calling out united
As they’re singing they’re victory home
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And I’m running down Chamberlain Road
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I’m running down Chamberlain Road

Walk with the old man to the Commercial
Sunday afternoon and a drink with the boys
They all wonder now if it was worth it
All those years of blood, sweat and toil
And I’m running down Chamberlain Road
I’m running down Chamberlain Road

We stood and watched in mourning
As they tore the old stadium down
No more Saturdays in the Victoria
When you’re queuing for the bus out of town
And I’m running down Chamberlain Road
I’m running down Chamberlain Road

The doors of the the Spode are all boarded
The factory’s a museum of what it used to be
They took all our coal and they burnt it
What did they leave for you and me?
And I’m running down Chamberlain Road
I’m running, I’m running down Chamberlain Road