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Movie Geek For Refugees – Reviewing My Unseen DVDs For A Refugee Charity, In A Time of Humanitarian Crisis

This is a pile of DVDs in my living room, most of them unwatched.

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“Movie Geek For Refugees” is an attempt to make something like a charity marathon out of film reviews, in aid of Refugee Action. Regular readers of my work might well note that silliness is never far from intense seriousness in a lot of stuff I seem to do, so while you’ll see me having fun as an amateur film critic finally getting around to viewing a two-column-strong pile of impulse purchased movies, I have seared in my mind what we’ve all seen is going on. People just like us have fled war, torture, indiscriminate violence, persecution and horror only to find that the international community is responding with indifference. People are living in unlivable conditions. Hundreds of unaccompanied children are perhaps the most greatly at risk. Your donations are desperately needed. If you’d like to join me in my fun movie critiquing sideshow at “Movie Geek For Refugees” you can, or just donate towards much-needed work and offer, in these times, a much-needed gesture of your compassion.

Refugee Action homepage.

 

All Day Poetry, Art and Performance and Dance Event, SPRING 2015 – This Sunday, March 8th at Embrace Arts, Leicester

If you’re not near Leicester, England this runs the risk of being even more obscure than we normally enjoy being here at P.A.T.H. (This acronym that has not been officially sanctioned by  our corporate “limb”, though – we have more than a few, if you buy a book we’ll have cause to start another limb, making corporate walking very difficult.) We do suppose, however, that you enjoy being more than a little obscure too. A lot of people keep following us wheresoever we go, which would be unnerving in other circumstances but it’s not, it’s lovely and you are absolutely the ticket, and we are very quite fond of you, golden princes and princesses that you are, myseriously clicking “like” buttons and reading even sometimes our most bonkers stuff with your two or more, or one, reading eye(s). Now I’ve buttered you up with strawberry Marmite, here’s the thing that may not be relevant to you…but WAIT! Soon, on March 8th 2015, I am working with choreographer and dancer Louise Katerega for a workshop and performance called “Throw Me A Life Line”, as just one of many brilliant workshops taking place on the day. Here’s the description of our 3pm workshop:

In “Throw Me A Life Line”, led by Poet Peter Buckley and renowned choreographer and dancer Louise Katerega, we will conjure magic from the mundane using energy, memory, and telephony to consider cycles of ending and beginning. We will find poetry in the conversations that might take place in times of change, and transform these into duets of movement. In keeping with the season of Spring, we will be inspired by folk traditions, ritual and rites, and will respond to moods suggested by our jumping-off point, a scene from the film “A Matter of Life and Death”. Participants are asked to bring along a round object if possible.

Here are some question-prompts we will be using for inspiration. Why not try answering one in a comment below or using one as a creative prompt for your own poem or blog? question worksheet pdf

Please do come along, if you can. It will have something to do with telephones.

Here is the schedule for SPRING this Sunday at Embrace Arts:

Here is the schedule for SPRING this Sunday at Embrace Arts – 12 noon to 8 pm

Workshops at 12.30

Alison Dunne supported by Bobba Cass in Hall: The Body – Poetic Monologues
Carol Leeming supported by Marcus Joseph in Studio 1: Dancing the South – Poetic Play of Music and Words
Liz Gray supported by Andrea Giugliano in Studio 3: Feel the Rhythm – Experience Poetry, Rhythm and Movement
Paulo Carnock in Studio 4: Drumming and Chanting

Workshops at 3 pm

Peter Buckley supported by Louise Katerega in Hall: Throw Me A Life Line
Boston supported by Rishii Chowdhury in Studio 1: Beat It with Bossman!
Rob Gee in Studio 3: Comic Term?
Momodou Sallah supported by Paulo Carnock in Studio 4: Poetry as Therapeutic and Poetry as an Instrument of Change

Installation in Cafe / Bar Area: FACT: ion

Performance in Hall at 6 pm. concluding with Mellow Baku

Workshops will last an hour and a half with plenty of time for additional practice including practice in the Hall between 5 and 6 pm

An’ this is just for fun:

A Spontanious Poem

Since we began,
the bluebells knew to be themselves
as they were gathered
in communal bunches.

After we talked,
I walked to the end of the sea.

In the woods,
I wandered,
a dress to sweep painted flowers.

It didn’t matter who I was,
it was always more about
the flowers to you.

In a wide arc,
I would learn to paint more gently,
into sleep.

The sweep of bluebells
that sprung up,
in a warm Spring.

Announcements of Subjective Importance (x2)

Peter And The Hare on Lettrs.com

From: Earth
To: Earth
Subject: The World
CC: Christopher Columbus

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Peter And The Hare deliver notes to the world on a new website called Lettrs. Peter is finding it a good complimentary outlet for his more spontaneous attempts at whatever he’s attempting. The platform means that he can enjoy many different types of paper without harassing the stationer, and he has made friends there who are not all rabbits.

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“Bertuch-Vegetable-Lamb” by Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822) – File:Bertuch-fabelwesen.JPG. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bertuch-Vegetable-Lamb.png#mediaviewer/File:Bertuch-Vegetable-Lamb.png

“Better Late Than Lately Never!”

“Peter And The Hare’s Fireside Companion” E-book On Google Play Book Store

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An E-book Edition of my first illustrated collection of poems and stories, Peter And The Hare’s Fireside Companion, is now available to read on PC and any tablet or smartphone device that can access the Google Play store. It’s a sweetly-priced way of acquiring The Hare’s first conjuring trick. Click the link above  to read a generous sample of the book for free and marvel at how awesomely-quite-cool it could be to support a stranger’s strange art and poetry. Reviews are also welcome.

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