Michael Mackmin, Hannah Lowe and Jack Underwood at the Cley Little Festival of Poetry on 28th May 2011.

The full programme is as follows:

10.30am – 11.30/12.00am
Closely Shared
British Columbia Hall | Admission £5.00
Michael Mackmin, poet and Editor of Rialto, plus Hannah Lowe and Jack Underwood share work that has influenced and excited them. Plus a close reading of one or two of the chosen poems.

12.00am – 1.00pm
Strictly Spoken
British Columbia Hall | Entry free
A chance to perform a given poem and get feedback on your performance from a panel of judges, including one or more of the invited poets. The chosen poem is ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by W.B. Yeats. The winner will receive a prize of £20.00.

Poetry at Lunchtime
British Columbia Hall | Entry free
Buffet lunch and light refreshments on sale, or bring your own picnic.

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Family Workshop/Poetry Stroll
British Columbia Hall, church and surrounds | Entry free
Workshop for individuals or the whole family with Phil Barrett. A gentle stroll collecting material (actual or recorded, real or imagined, individually or in a family group), with which to make a poem or poems. In poems the participants will try to utilise the sights, sounds, smells, touch and taste of their experience of place. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

4.00pm – 4.45pm
Consequences, Cake and a Cuppa
British Columbia Hall and surrounds | Entry free
Whilst enjoying a cake and a cuppa, you can take part in Poetry Games (e.g. Consequences or as the Surrealists called it Exquisite Corpse, where random sentences are combined into sequences, creating strange surreal narratives). A great opportunity to mingle and enjoy refreshments before the mid-evening reading begins. These and other forms of poetic play will be used to adorn the ‘poetry tree’.

5.30pm – 6.15pm
Poetry Evensong
Salthouse Church | Entry free
A celebration of the King James Bible led by the Very Rev Graham Smith, Dean of Norwich Cathedral.

7.00pm – 9.00pm
Poetry and Pimms
Salthouse Church | Admission £7.00 – includes 1 free Pimms
Poetry on a Summer Evening
Pimms available from 7.00 and during the interval at 8.00pm. Readings by Michael Mackmin, Hannah Lowe and Jack Underwood.