Friday, 4 January 2013

Spoken Word Flood Fundraiser at Hebden Bridge

My writer friend Ian has let me know about the following event that he is co-organising:

Calder Valley writers come together in aid of flood fund



A spoken word event featuring local writers aims to raise money for the Upper Valley Flood Fund. The fundraiser, Speech Bubble, is to be held at the Hole In The Wall in Hebden Bridge on January 24 at 7:30pm. It will feature some work specially written in response to the floods, which hit the region in the summer of 2012.


“We want to do our bit to help people affected by the floods and show they’re still in our thoughts,” said Oxana Poberejnaia, organiser of the event. “At the same time, we’re aiming to celebrate the valley’s unique spirit of resilience through an evening of stimulating entertainment.”


Acclaimed poet Carola Luther will read a selection of poems exploring themes of water, climate change or drought.  Award-winning poet Char March will read her prose piece entitled “Flood the First” inspired by the June and July floods. Winston Plowes will present his verbal and visual poetry created as a reaction to the floods in Hebden Bridge.


Ian Humphreys will read his wry short story “Labels”, Graham Alexander will read a selection of insightful verse and flash fiction, and Jim Donaghy will entertain with his lively rhymed poems.


Oxana will introduce her collection of poems “Sherlock Suite” inspired by the BBC's "Sherlock" drama series. An original musical score composed by her brother, Alexander Poberezhny, will accompany the work.


Event details:

Date: Thursday, January 24th at 7:30pm.


Entry: £4 on the night. All entrance fees will be donated to the Upper Valley Flood Fund.




Media contact:


Oxana Poberejnaia                tel:       01706839405


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