On Saturday 14 June at the Market Street Church Hall in Nantwich, Crewe and District Writers’ Circle marked their 50th Anniversary.
The group which meets once a month provides a forum for local poets to share their ideas and discuss their work.
A number of renowned poets gave readings at the evening including Angela Topping the 2013 poet in residence at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Peter Branson recently writer-in-residence for the “All Write” project run by Stoke-on-Trent Central Libraries and former Cheshire Poet Laureate John Lindley.
Pictured below Crewe Town Mayor Pam Minshall, organizer Sheila Blackburn and Cheshire poets Angela Topping and John Lindley Dr. Heald Labour PPC for Crewe and Nantwich said:
“This golden anniversary event reminds us that poetry is part of our lives day to day and is relevant to all of us.
Poetry is central to our culture. It is a discipline for re-engaging with things in the world we take too much for granted.
The success of the Crewe and District Writers Circle is down to the dedication of its members and the reality that poetry can be the most powerful and transformative of the arts”.