Thursday, 26 April 2012

Rainbow at Little Hampden – and Street Art

A wonderful rainbow at Little Hampden this evening. We all know the end of the rainbow is here!

Rather late, I’m afraid, here are pictures of the Street Art on the final day of Zone Plus:

Friday, 13 April 2012

More Zone Plus

Here are pictures of the Treasure Hunt - Thursday morning and Street Dance - Thursday aftrnoon:

Today we had Will Rosie from Graffiti Peace. Will ran a workshop for 26 youngsters all who went away with their own artwork. Here's an example, more pictures soon:

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Another good day for Zone Plus

... actually two good days. Yesterday was in the Oldham Hall; Zone Fun in the morning and Cooking in the afternoon. Today we had the fantastic Treasure Hunt and Lydia Rose did a very professional job with the Street Dancing. Here are yesterday’s pictures, today’s to follow:

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Zone Plus - day 1

Zone Plus started today. The morning session of African Drumming, led by Justine Hart of Hartbeats, went very well: 16 drummers including a few helpers. The Church was very noisy. Edna commented at some stage that it was good that nobody wanted a time for quiet prayer.

The Resound session in the afternoon was less well supported but was still thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

Here are some pictures from the first day. Click on the pictures to see larger versions: 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Zone Plus starts tomorrow

Zone Plus starts tomorrow. The first day has African Drumming in the morning and the Resound children’s choir in the afternoon. I hope to post some pictures tomorrow.

The poetry in "The Heart's Time" continues through Easter week but I'm stopping now. We're meeting next Saturday for a bring-and-share evening to compare notes on our favourite poem.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Saturday 7th April

Another Denise Levertov: "Ikon: The Harrowing of Hell" Another poem that it's difficult to find any images for so I'm just reading it

Friday, 6 April 2012

Good Friday - 6th April

Today's poem is "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward" by John Donne. Brenda reads it. The version in the book has been spellchecked: there are several original versions on the web with words like 'Spheares' and 'forraigne'

Here's the first part from one version:

Let mans Soule be a Spheare, and then, in this,
The intelligence that moves, devotion is,
And as the other Spheares, by being growne
Subject to forraigne motion, lose their owne,
And being by others hurried every day,
Scarce in a yeare their naturall forme obey:
Pleasure or businesse, so, our Soules admit
For their first mover, and are whirld by it.

There's also a web site with Jeremy Northam reading the poem: click here

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Thursday 5th April

Today's poem is "Love" by George Herbert. I've found a wonderful version of this read - or rather performed - by Lance Pierson. You may remember Lance did a Gospels evening a few years ago.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wednesday 4 April

Today's poem is 'I am the Great Sun' by Charles Causley. I've found two copies on the web, one a vocal version, the second read by Ram Dass, but he misses out one stanza.

Here first is it read by Brenda:

Now here are the two YouTube entries, both of which have interesting pictures. The first is the vocal version, music by David Clifton and vocals by Joanne Hogg.

And the Ram Dass version.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Tuesday 3 April

Today's poem is "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost. I've found a recording of Frost reading his own poem.

I've also found a youtube read rather differently by JoAnn Marie Salmoretti

I remember doing Robert Frost's poems as part of my o-level (remember that?) Two poems that made a big impression on me then were Mending Wall and Birches. Here is Robert Frost reading these:

Monday, 2 April 2012

Monday 2 April

Here's another of our Lent poems read by the author. "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden can be heard on the page that opens by clicking here