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27th November – Falmouth – Parabola Project Launch

The Launch Event for the third and final Parabola Project, that explosion of literature and design, is tomorrow night at The Rum Bar in Falmouth.

Unfortunately I can’t be there myself this time, as I’m stuck at the wrong end of the country, but you’ll find my poems lurking somewhere under the fantastic cover of this new issue, which is entitled ‘Horizons’.

It looks like there’s going to be some great writing in this edition. I’m massively excited to be being published in the same book as one of my favourite poets, the awesome Luke Wright, and then there’s Jake O’Leary, who’s been kind enough to offer me cups of tea and inspiration when he’s found me sitting in his kitchen, and many other great writers of poetry and prose as well as the enigmatic illustrations, photography, and design.

You can pick up a copy for just £5, and if you live in Cornwall, here’s a list of stockists, or leave a comment / contact me if you’d like to order a copy sent to your home.

The Launch night features performance from: Mac Dunlop, Rebecca Hall, Adrian Rodda, Sylvie Vacher, Fi Read, Suzie Cunliffe, Heather Hosking, Aaron Kent, Lauren Sheerman, Alan Robinson and Jo Thomas.

27th November –  The Rum Bar, Falmouth – 7pm – Free Entry

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12th May – In Your Own Words: Writing Workshop

Nick Jarvis and Mac Dunlop looking pensive

A one-day writing course with

NICK JARVIS
&
MAC DUNLOP

In this practical one day workshop, the Falmouth poet  Nick Jarvis – whose work has been showcased at Port Eliot, Telltales and The Night is Red here at the Poly – will lead this workshop alongside Mac Dunlop – the Caravanserai Project Writer and performer.  Together they will guide participants through some innovative approaches to inspiration and narrative.

Expect fun, thought provoking, writing warm ups, followed by a seminar session focusing on teasing stories out of the everyday.

We will take a look at how rules, structure and form can literally become sources of inspiration – not to mention how they can help to beat that infamous ‘writer’s block’.

The day will conclude with an optional ‘Recording Your Own Words’ session – an introduction to spoken word reading, performing and listening skills that can add to developing your written work. (And don’t worry, if you don’t want to read out your own work, that’s absolutely fine!)

To book a place go to The Poly Website, phone 01326 319461, or drop in to the box office (Mon-Sat, 10-4).

For more info, please leave a comment below or send an email to nick_jarvis2@yahoo.co.uk

9th February – Falmouth – Valentines Cabaret Dinner

Valentines Dinner Cabaret posterFollowing the success of the first Caravanserai and Courtyard Deli Art’s Cafe collaboration, we are pleased to invite you to another evening of entertainment and fine feasting. This time our festive excuse will be that of St. Valentine, bringing you the delicate delights of Asian-inspired cuisine and alternative takes on the theme of love.
Following great public demand, we will have the heartfelt and inspiring words of Danielle Allen joining us this time. Mac Dunlop will host the evening, introducing Rob Barratt, Seamus Carey, and myself, and together we will be looking at the funny, the touching, and the cynical sides of lurrrrve.

At only £20 a head, it’s kind of like a fancy meal out with the entertainment thrown in for free, which is a pretty good bargin really. So come treat your lovers, friends, family, or just your wonderful self!

Tickets are available IN ADVANCE ONLY by dropping in to The Courtyard Deli, or by phoning 01326 319526.

For more info, including full menu, click here, or visit the Facebook Event here.

And here’s Danielle performing live at one of the fantastic Neutral Norway events…

21st December – Caravanserai Christmas Radio Broadcast

Tune in to SourceFM Radio today, 1-2pm, to hear a special broadcast of live recordings made at the Caravanserai Yuletide Cabaret Dinner earlier this  month.
Featuring Mac DunlopNick Jarvis, Seamus Carey, Rob Barratt, Caroline Carver & Michael Carver
Listen online here: http://www.thesourcefm.co.uk/listen

caravanserai yuletide on source fm radio

29th December – Falmouth – Jacob’s Ladder Inn

The refrigerator-inspired-collective is back! Bringing you an inappropriately warm and intimate evening of words and song, midway between Christmas and New Year.

This time Elliott Sutcliffe and I are joined by the fantastic and always entertaining poet, Mac Dunlop, and the only man who can make the alphabet simultaneously funny and romantic Kieran Haynes and his owl Windom.

It’s Mac’s birthday the day before, so come along and let’s help him celebrate by seeing how much Guinness he can drink before he falls down.

Jacob’s Ladder Inn, 29th December, 9pm.

Here is a video of Kieran:

8th December – Falmouth – Yuletide Cabaret Dinner

Yuletide Caberet Dinner, 8th DecemberFear not, this is no ordinary Christmas dinner; the early yuletide treats in the offering here will whet your appetite for the feasts to come. Rather than overload you with turkey and little piggies in blankets, the Courtyard Deli is presenting a fine fare of alternative, but still traditional, seasonal delights. To include: Ham Hock Terrine, Baked Cornish Organic Brie, Roast Baby Pumpkin with Melted Gruyere Filling and Roast Cornish Vegetables, and Boozy Christmas Tarts with their own Quince Mincemeat and Clotted Cream. I cannot wait!

Placed tastefully on the side of that amazing feast will be entertainment led by your most congenial host by Mac Dunlop, who will bring to the stage in ‘a bit of this then a bit of that’ cheeseboard kind of fashion,  the fantastic songwriter and composer Seamas Carey, famous for being half of the revolutionary “Underdog”, selling out his Silent Movie nights at the Poly, while still finding time to release his first EP, “Dean Quarry”; the renowned Bard of Bodmin, Rob Barratt; and myself, performing some poetry that might make you think that I’m really a private investigator following The Case of Christmas, or it might not.

Come along, eat some fabulous food, drink some booze, be entertained. What more could you want really? All this can be yours for just £20 a head. Contact the Courtyard Deli for tickets on 01326 319526 or info@courtyarddeli.co