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FRIERAUM. Carlisle steps up to the plate

It was an event which recognised art, community and communication. Carlisle was chosen and put on (thanks to Aftab and Phil) solid show. To quote Andy Hopkins "In a time when the world seems to be collapsing in on itself, the Freiraum event in Carlisle on 09.12.18 was a huge moment in a small town. To hear poems in Urdu, Greek, Kurdish, Arabic, Ger...
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Frieraum: Art Project links Carlisle to Europe.

​Directed in Carlisle by Phillip Hewitson Poets and writers from the monthly 'SpeakEasy' spoken word event in Carlisle, collaborated with other local writers and artists, to present a live event to showcase Carlisle's 'Sphere ofFreedom'. Writers, poets, musicians, performers, artists, film makers, photographers and others will contribute ...
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Speakeasy FRIERAUM by Jane Moss-Luffrum

  'Freiraum', a European arts project sponsored by the Goethe Institute that took place at the University of Cumbria over the weekend, involving collaboration between Speakeasy in Carlisle and ArtBOX in Thessaloniki. Writers, artists, musicians and film-makers in 38 cities have been taking part, exploring themes of freedom, identity, and overc...
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The last Speakeasy of the year

Bowing out in true rambling  individual fuzzy  poetic beauty the last fruits of the year. Back in January 2019. Images courtesy of Jane Moss-Lufrum
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SPEAKEASY Tonight

I believe it will float. 
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Remembering Nick (4) Funeral Song by John Chambers

  About 5 years ago I went to this poetry reading at the source. I listened to some poems and read a couple of mine. I became aware of the guy who was running the event. He seemed to be meandering through the evening and organising it by the skin of his teeth. A typical poetry sort of bloke. Except there was something compelling about him. He ...
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Remembering Nick (3) Senses Working Overtime by Nici Reed

  So, my dear old Pembers. We are rehearing tomorrow night but I understand you wont be there. Another pathetic excuse for missing a practice. You wouldn't accept that from your students! What can I add to what has already been said so beautifully about you, the talent, warmth and generosity of spirit. 'Nothing, my Lord'. So, as my heart won't...
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Remembering Nick (2) by Diamond Dave Wonfor

  I imagine by now most of those who knew him have heard about the death of Nick Pemberton. Though I had known about Nick's health troubles in recent years, meaning I had given thought to his mortality for the first time, it has still come as a great, wrenching shock. When someone is so full of life - so *present* in the world - it seems like ...
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Remembering Nick (1) Jane Moss-Luffrum

 I'll miss the love, the reassurance, the support, the craziness, the lofty vagueness, the digression, the heartfelt disagreements, the floating-offness, the pepperiness, the modesty, the larger-than-lifeness, the celebration of lifeness, the master of grieving and hopefulness, of abundance and loss, of the wonders of it all-ness, the spot-on ...
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Speakeasy at the unity Festival 2018

In the tent this year... 
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