Poetry event with an ocean theme

A message from Arran Poets and COAST…

This is to invite you to a poetry gig at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6th December in the Brodick Bar. As usual we are holding our poetry celebration out of step with the rest of the country which does National Poetry Day in October. This year we are making the event a little different and asking for all contributions to relate to the sea in some way or other, be it fishing, fish, seaweed or sea bathing, rock, sand or tide, boat, ship or ferry or anything else you can think of.

Having said this, it will not surprise you to know that we are joining with COAST for this event. Since COAST is about honouring and appreciating the sea in all its aspects, we thought it would be interesting to explore how poets have related to and engaged with it — are they on the same wave-length? — so we are hoping that you will bring us your favourite poems on this subject or one you have written yourself.

The format will be the same as on previous occasions, a mixture of Arran poets and contributors of favourite poems and remember, if you would prefer someone else to read the poem you have brought, that is fine. You are also most welcome to just come and listen. We hope for a very interactive evening. There will be some songs of the sea as well.

Please email cicelym39@gmail.com (or phone 700464) to tell us if you are taking part or for further enquiries so that the programme can be organised ahead.

Look forward to seeing you on the night.

Cicely, Tim and David.

What is National Poetry Day?
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.