PLEASE NOTE OUR MEETING IS A WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL THIS MONTH Wednesday 22nd May, 7.30 for 7.45, The Pheasant, Salt Lane, Salisbury
Celebrating the works of the Liverpool Poets known collectively as ‘The Mersey Sound’:- Roger McGough OBE, CBE, Brian Pattern & Adrian Henri.
These three contemporary writers/performers were part of the ‘POP Poetry’ movement which evolved in the North of England during the 60’s, bursting onto the landscape of British cultural art, where their poetry, irreverent and full of life, reflected the mood of freedom expressed during that period, whilst also addressing the difficulties of working class life in the area and bringing the spoken word to a wider UK audience.
The power of their collective & combined work shaped the face of class poetry forever. Notably they all worked with the Beatles, McGough even writing the script for their movie ‘Yellow Submarine’ whilst also being the lead singer in the band ‘The Scaffold’ who’s biggest hit ‘Lily The Pink’ 1968, still irks those of us old enough to recall it.
Each went on to progress within their careers in the last 50 years, appearing on TV & Radio frequently as the voices of British literary wisdom. The surviving poet of the trio is Roger McGough…who you will also be familiar with nowadays as the voice of the Waitrose TV adverts.
This month we explore the work of these three very stylistically individual poets…all available on line. Be inspired by them, write about them, read one of their pieces or bring your own little corner of Liverpool to the room.
It’s a week later than normal this month which makes it 22nd of May, 7.30 for 7.45, upstairs at The Pheasant, Salt Lane, Salisbury. We ask a contribution of £2-3pp please towards expenses.
Poetika is a spoken word and acoustic music Open Mic event held at The Pheasant Inn, Salisbury on the third Wednesday of every month. We welcome anyone and everyone one to read or perform poetry, comedy, music, song and stories, and enjoy those of others – no need to book a slot, just turn up and have fun. We meet in the Shoemakers’ Hall upstairs in the pub – very handy for the bar – good food too!
All the best, Nicky, Ian, John and Ria.