Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

What's On

St Endellion Summer Music Festival
28th July -7th August

A feast of concerts, chamber groups, recitals and much more. The opera this summer is Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, conducted by Martyn Brabbins with Sir John Tomlinson in the title role and a world class cast. For full festival details see www.endellionfestivals.org.uk

Brimming Over
Saturday 15 August, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church

This is a quiet day to draw aside and reflect upon where we are in our spiritual life. Jesus spoke of fullness of life, but we often don't feel our cup is full and brimming over.
Led by Mandy Allen, local Christian Counsellor.
Cost £10 payable on the day, drinks provided, bring a picnic lunch.
Registration and coffee 10.00 -10.30 in St Endellion Hall. It helps to know numbers in advance, so if you're definitely coming please email rev.judith@btinternet.com.

The Endelienta Poetry Group
2nd Saturday of the month, 10.00-12.00 Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP

This recently relaunched group is led by Helen Jagger, a published poet and tutor of more than 35 years teaching experience.

Helen JaggerHelen's aim is to focus on writing with reference out to contemporary published poetry, and is modelled on the weekly meetings of the highly successful Indian King Poets whose members have been published in dozens of different literary magazines, and won the Mslexia, the cornwall contemporary, and the Plough poetry prizes, as well as being shortlisted in many other competitions, including the Hippocrates.

Each Poetry Group session will start with writing in response to various prompts (lines from a current poetry magazine, a piece of music, a visual image) for 30-40 minutes; we will then read our first drafts aloud, and offer encouragement to continue redrafting. The second part of the session is an opportunity for you to bring a poem in progress for constructive criticism: a member of the group will read the poem for the author who will remain silent until all the criticism has been given - they will then be able to respond to it! Often these poems will be redrafted versions of work started in the group, so we will all learn from being involved in our own and others' creative process, whilst authors remains absolutely at liberty to reject all criticism ... Cost £7 full/£5 concessions which goes to the Endelienta project.

Do come along with pens and pencils and paper and make this Endelienta Poetry Group a force to be reckoned with - or just come along and enjoy writing for yourself and talking about poetry with others who love it!

Helen Jagger is a poet, and teacher of poetry writing whose work has been published in magazines in the UK, US and Australia. She runs weekly poetry workshops as well as the Poetry Society's North Cornwall Stanza and was poet in residence at Pencarrow from 2010 - 2012. She is currently working with the Falmouth Poetry Group on a new poetry festival: for 28-29 June, 2014. She founded and ran the Indian King Arts Centre in Camelford for ten years, after (very) early retirement from her post as Head of English at Sir James Smith's School, Camelford. She graduated in English literature from Cambridge University in 1979. If you'd like to talk more about this, or to book, please call Helen on 01840 212161 or email her by clicking this link: indianking@btconnect.com.

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