Wednesday 26 November 2014

Charles Tomlinson reads "The Allotment"

I found an audio-recording of Charles Tomlinson reading the full version of his poem about allotments and his father. His father and he lived on Hartshill, and so the poem's setting may have been my old allotment on the hillside above Stoke town. The rest of his Stoke Poems can be heard here (scroll down to get to the Stoke section).

Picture doesn't show Stoke, and probably somewhere in northern England. But it certainly has a similar feel.

Friday 14 November 2014

Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill... "If you live on Hartshill Road, Stoke and would like to host a shadow, paper-cut or lantern in your window or front garden this winter please contact B arts: 01782 848835 or