LUTON POETRY SOCIETY - "Bringing Poetry To Life"

Founder - Mary Emeji (Luton Poet Laureate)

            Upcoming Events in 2017!!

 

 

Saturday 16th December 2017 - LUTON CENTRAL LIBRARY

Christmas Poetry Party 2017

Featuring Christmas poems, singing of carols, classical music, cake, and gifts for members.

First Floor, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

 

2018 Events coming soon!!!

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS IN 2017

 

 

SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

  "New Year Resolution"

 

The first meeting of the year with happy poets reciting poems about chasing your dreams, fresh start, new year wishes and courage to never give up. This was such a beautiful note to kickstart a year full of good events to come!

Join us for upcoming Valentine poetry next month...

 

Attendance: 10
 
Performing Poets: 10
 
James Henry, Mary Emeji, Anne Pasicznyk, Francis McDonnell, Doreen Steinberg, Sue Martin, Sue Blain, Brian McDonnell, John Ayodeji and Paul Rogers. 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

  "Love is in the Air"

 

A poetic and dramatic celebration of Valentine, with poetry recitals and duets, piano music recital, and intriguing love games...(say no more!)

 

Attendance: 15
 
Performing Poets: 11
 
 James Henry, Mary Emeji, Gillian Pestell, Francis McDonnell, Anne Pasicznyk, Sue Martin, Brian McDonnell, Joan Mackinnon, John Ayodeji, Alan Rainer and Alicia N'Guetta.
 
 
 

SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

  "Springtime Poetry"

 Flowers in the field, Wind in your hair.

Wind in the field, Flowers in your hair.

Springtime is here...

We had a lovely, lively day reciting springtime poems with good cheer! 

Attendance: 13
 
Performing Poets: 11
 
Gillian Pestell, Francis McDonnell, Mary Emeji, Samantha Newbury, Sue Martin, Doreen Steinberg, Theresa Gazard, Brian McDonnell, Joan Mackinnon, Caroline, and Richard Sisson.

 

 

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 William Shakespeare's Birthday

Sonnets and poems to celebrate the birthday of the Bard of England.

Special guest was the Mayor of Luton who an honorary award to Mary poet laureate of Luton.

 

Attendance: 12
 
Performing Poets: 10
 
Mary Emeji, Gillian Pestell, Francis McDonnell, Doreen Steinberg, Sue Martin, Theresa Gazard, Brian McDonnell, Joan Mackinnon, Theresa Rhodes and Alan Rainer. 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 "My Treat"

 A lovely day of discovering what we poets do for a treat. Yummy! 

 

Attendance: 13
 
Performing Poets: 12
 
Brian McDonnell, James Henry, Mary Emeji, Gillian Pestell, Francis McDonnell, Doreen Steinberg, Sue Martin, Theresa Gazard, Sue Blain, Joan Mackinnon, Theresa Rhodes and Alan Rainer. 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 "Holidays"

 Sharing our holiday plans and previous holiday experiences. Beautiful sceneries in poems written about hoidays.

Attendance: 11
 
Performing Poets: 10
 
Anne Pasicznyk, Brian McDonnell, Mary Emeji, Samantha Newbury, Francis McDonnell,
Sue Martin, Theresa Gazard, Craig Donohoe, Mary Daly and Alan Rainer. 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 "Summer"

 Bright, warm and sunny poems about the best season of the year summer!

Attendance: 11
 
Performing Poets: 10
 
Yvonne Pajara, Brian McDonnell, James Henry, Mary Emeji, Gillian Pestell, Francis McDonnell, Doreen Steinberg, Sue Martin, Theresa Gazard and Alan Rainer. 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 "Be A Poet - History Comes Alive"

 Our poets performed as historical poets from centuries ago....dressed like them!!

Attendance: 10
 
Performing Poets:7
 
JANE AUSTEN (Gillian Pestell)
 CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (Mary Emeji)
JAMES HENRY (James Henry)
JENNY JOSEPH (Sue Martin)
VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKI (Craig Donohoe)
WILLIAM BLAKE (Alan Rainer and Joan Mackinnon)
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

Luton Poetry Festival 2017 theme "Paint A Poem"

"Painting is silent poetry. Poetry is painting with the gift of speech." (Simonides)

A very colourful festival of poetry and art.

Each performer wrote a poem inspired by an artwork, which they exhibited on the day.

Attendance: 18
 
Performing Poets: 16
 
Joan Mackinnon, J.S. Watts, Doreen Steinberg, Mary Emeji, Samantha Newbury, Joy Simpson, Francis McDonnell, Sue Martin, Malcolm Bailey, James Henry, John Ayodeji, Theresa Rhodes, Alan Rainer, Caroline Talbert, Ulrich Suter and Hansruedi Zeder.
 

 

 

SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 National Poetry Day 2017 - theme FREEDOM

From birds to butterflies to the wind and freedom of the mind, our poets touched various aspects of freedom! Beautiful day.

Attendance: 15
 
Performers: 14
 
Samantha Newbury, James Henry, Mary Emeji, Alan Rainer, Francis McDonnell, Doreen Steinberg, Anne Pasicznyk, Sue Martin, Joy Simpson, Caroline Talbert, Joan Mackinnon, and Malcolm Bailey.
James Hart (guitar), Ifor Michael (piano) 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 Icy Winter

Shorter days and chilly nights, snow may fall on Christmas night!!

Attendance: 10
 
Performers: 10
 
Mary Emeji, Gillian Pestell, Doreen Steinberg, Sue Martin, Joy Simpson, Theresa Rhodes, Joan Mackinnon, Malcolm Bailey, Aina Taurina and Richard Sisson.