Scarborough Writers Move Down The Coast

Three talented Scarborough writers who make up Poetry on Fire will be making their way down the east coast to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall with their brand new show, Rebirth.

“Poets Jane Sudworth and Felix Hodcroft and poet/musician Sarah Dew believe that performance poetry can be moving and mesmerising in a way few other creative endeavours can match,” said The Ropewalk’s Liz Bennet.

“Together they are three of North Yorkshire’s finest poets and performers as they pioneer a new way of encountering poetry,” she went on.  “Poetry on Fire is intense but never strident. It is intelligent, moving, beautiful and funny but always – and above all – it’s accessible and entertaining.”

“Together they will demonstrate how intense, how amusing and above all, how moving good poetry can be when you meet it in performance.”

Jane Sudworth is a relative newcomer to the literary world. Possibly as an antidote to a career in medical microbiology, she has begun writing poetry that not only reflects on internal and external observations, but also, of course, on the inherent self-doubt that those observations expose.

Felix Hodcroft has already performed at Ropery Hall as one half of The Hull to Scarborough Line, a double act with Barton’s Sue Wilsea.

He is the author of Life After Life After Death (2010), a collection of poetry, and Lives of Lilo (2012), a children’s novel with adult appeal and in  2014 he edited the anthology A Pocketful of Windows, 66 poems by writers from North and East Yorkshire.

The third member of Poetry on Fire, Sarah Dew has many years’ experience as a music teacher, music leader and composer and as well as  teaching music in primary schools also leads the popular community choir Global Voices for Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Poetry on Fire will on on stage at Ropery Hall on Wednesday, February 15, at 7.30pm.  Tickets costing £5 in advance or £7 on the door can be purchased online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery, or by calling 01652 660380.

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