31 May 2012

Strawberries Before Pimms

It maybe Pimms and Poetry on Wednesday 20th June, but before then it's strawberry time, Strawberry Fair time, to be precise. Cambridge's very own Strawberry Fair makes its annual return to Midsummer Common on Saturday, 2nd June.

During the day, The Mad Hatters Stage (on The Village Green) and Peddling Words (in The Green Area) will be hosting an awesome collection of talented spoken word artists including, to name but a few: Vikki Laxton-Bass, Jessie Durrant, Mal Content, Hollie McNish, Magic Phil, Fay Roberts and J.S.Watts.

As is the way of things, times maybe subject to change, but, currently, J.S.Watts is scheduled to perform at:

              12.45pm   on the   Mad Hatters Stage
              15.15pm   at          Peddling Words

Adnission to Strawberry Fair is FREE.

Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge.

                              The Strawberry Fair Image is taken from the Strawberry Fair website

25 May 2012

Pimms and Poetry

Now that summer is here (for a while at least), thoughts gravitate towards treats like strawberries and Pimms (well mine do, anyway). So it is a great pleasure to announce the Pimms and Poetry Evening at Welney Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Centre on Wednesday, 20th June 2012.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy listening, glass of Pimms in hand, to four local poets reading their work against the beautiful backdrop of the Ouse Washes. The poets in question are J.S.Watts, Janet Fairweather, Leanne Moden and Elaine Ewart.

The event, which starts at 5.30pm with J.S.Watts, is free, but admission to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Centre is not. Through this event, the trust hopes to raise funds for nocturnal survey equipment.

                   (This beautiful photograph is from the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Centre website)

19 May 2012

Events News

Readings and events are regularly being added to the 2012 Events Schedule with further details to be announced over the summer months.

This summer and autumn J.S.Watts will be reading from her poetry and short stories and there is going to be a special sneak preview of her forthcoming novel, A Darker Moon. So if you are interested in seeing and hearing J.S. read live, keep checking the Events Schedule for further updates.

3 May 2012

A Series of Poetry Installations in Oxfordshire

Curated by the wonderfully innovative eight cuts gallery, on Saturday, 14th July 2012, between 12pm and 6pm, there will be a series of poetry installations scattered around the grounds of the historic Asthall Manor in Burford, Oxfordshire.

Enriching the on form sculpture exhibiton set within the gardens and ballroom of Asthall Manor, five poets, including J.S.Watts, will be reading and performing for visitors to the exhibition. For further information see the Events Page of this website, or the on form events page. The poetry is free, but there is a fee for visiting the exhibition and you can't hear the poetry without entering the exhibition.

The five poets participating in this event, in alphabetical order, are: Verity Heir, Dan Holloway, Sarah Snell-Pym, Clare Waters and J.S.Watts.