Grantchester

Captain’s Log 14/06/19 12:04

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I’m standing outside Jeffrey Archer’s house. The huge metal gates are open. To be honest, I wasn’t really prepared for this. I was prepared for an impenetrable fortress, an intercom. I was expecting to press the button and hear the muffled voice of a maid politely sending me on my way. This changes everything. Continue reading “Grantchester”

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Boston: ‘The Most Divided Place in England’

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When I told my friends I was doing Door-to-Door Poetry in Boston, they all thought I was going to America. In fact, the original Boston is a small town in Lincolnshire, known for the surrounding farming industry and for landmarks like ‘The Stump’, which is one of the largest parish churches in England.

Boston is also famous for being ‘the UK’s most Eurosceptic town’, Continue reading “Boston: ‘The Most Divided Place in England’”

National: The Anti-Fracking Nanas

Captain’s Log 29/01/19 10:39

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I’m on a train heading to Preston in Lancashire. I’m crammed on a 4 seater next to some businessmen, who’ve filled the overhead compartment with their luggage. I’m surrounded by bags, wearing about 6 layers and roasting alive. But despite this, I’m incredibly excited. A few weeks ago, I found out I got a grant from the Arts Council to visit 10 places around England as a Door-to-Door Poet.  Continue reading “National: The Anti-Fracking Nanas”

Little Frank’s Poem

Captain’s Log 18/03/17 17:04

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I’m in another taxi in Ponteland. Me and the driver have got lost on the way to Jeff, Lindsay and Max’s house.
“I think it’s back the way we came,” I say. He pulls into a drive on Runnymede Road, getting ready to turn round. I realise we’ve just pulled into the right drive.
“Oh no wait, it’s this one.” We both laugh awkwardly.
Continue reading “Little Frank’s Poem”