Saturday, 29 October 2016

Theresa May 'homelessness and spending cuts' cartoon ; Homelessness 2016

Homelessness 2016 cartoon ; Church night shelter cartoon
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Cartoon is based on the documentary 'No Place To Call Home' on BBC 2 which featured St Elisabeth's church in the Barking and Dagenham borough of London which is due to open its night shelter for the homeless this November according to their website. 
Published in the Barking and Dagenham Post 2-9 November page 29. Can be found in the e-edition. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jane Air performs 'yellow bellies' poem at the Wolds Words festival 2016 / T.E.D event

My first poetry performance in front of an audience of about 60. I read 'The Yellow Bellies of Lincolnshire' which is currently up on the wall of the award winning 'The Crispy Biscuit' tearoom and I also read 'Invasion of the Pumpkins' which has twice been published by the Louth Leader.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hare bookmark created 12 October

Bookmarks will be available for free from my presentation table at the Trinity Centre, Louth on the 18th October. At this event I will be reading some of my own poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day and as part of the Wolds Words festival. My You Tube account is at

Friday, 7 October 2016

Tennyson Talk Wolds Words festival

Jane Air outside the Tennyson rectory 
Is this the brook that Tennyson writes about ? 
Jane Air among the yew trees of St Mary's church
Jane Air inside one of the woods near Somersby
I enjoyed the talk on Tennyson given by the Tennyson Research Centre yesterday as part of the Wolds Words festival. I feel inspired to get to know his poetry further. I particularly enjoyed the satiric take on Tennyson's poem, 'Marianna' by Stella Sharpe - 'Marianna in War-Time'.
I will be doing a public reading of my poem, 'The Yellow Bellies of Lincolnshire' as featured in the Wolds Words programme. I would love to create a custom made dress to wear for the occasion but I am not sure that I will get it created in time for the event. If not a yellow dress will do !

Sunday, 2 October 2016