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Past events with Southend Poetry Group  


As Seen on TV

The Southend Poety group appeared in a BBC 2 programme Why Poetry Matters. Griff Rhys Jones came along and was filmed talking to members and listening to us reading our poems. read more about it here

southend bandstand
Members of the Southend Poetry Group peforming at the Southend Bandstand, Priory Park. August 2010



Adrian Green was presented with a tankard on resigning as group secretary, to commemorate the fact that he had held the posts of either secretary & chairman of the group over the last 25 years.

On June 11th, members of the group performed at 'Kursaal Vaudeville' as part of the Southend Fringe Festival at The Kursaal Function Suite Southend Seafront.
Southend fringe festival Dennie Ahern
Dennis Ahern reading at the Kursal variety show.

Saturday 26th June, Derek Adams, Dorothy Turner & John Debenham flying the flag for the poetry group at the Southend Book Fair.

Southend Book Fair

On Saturday 13th June 2009 the group performed at Southend Bandstand, Priory Park, alternating readings with music from The Seasiders.
Click here to see photos and details

Saturday 26th September 2009
Village Green

The group read and ran a poetry bookstall at Village Green, Westcliff Park

Read more about all the events at Village Green at