SPS Event History

SPS Event History

Here is a fairly incomplete history of SPS events for the past few years. As more information comes to light we will update this.

Where possible, links to events reports or photographic galleries will be given.

Date

Event

Location

Leader

Notes

2009

 

 

 

 

Sat, 27 Jun 2009

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo

 

 

Tue, 17 Nov 2009

Isles Come to Sudbury

FMH, Sudbury

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

Sat, 25 Jun 2011

Soundings

FMH, Bury St Edmunds

Cameron Hawke Smith

 

Oct 2011

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

Sun, 9 Sep 2012

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

Fiona Sampson

 

Mon, 15 Oct 2012

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

Kenneth Stevens

 

Sun, 28 Oct 2012

The Last Years of Edward Thomas

FMH, Ipswich

Matthew Hollis

Lecture

Sun, 4 Nov 2012

Singing Stone Launch

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

Pauline Stainer

 

Tue, 6 Nov 2012

SPS @ Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

Fri, 11 Jan 2013

Stimulate Your Writing

Ipswich University

Geraldine Green

workshop & reading

Sun, 17 Mar 2013

AGM

Woodbridge

Anne Boileau

St Patrick’s Day poems

Sat, 18 May 2013

The Places We Come From

FMH, Beccles

Robert Seatter

workshop & reading

Sun, 16 Jun 2013

Transpositions

Walpole Old Chapel

Cameron Hawke Smith

 

Mon, 4 Mar 2013

Desert Island Poems – Ronnie Blythe

Christchurch, Colchester

Anne Boileau, Dr Frances Ward

 

Fri, 5 Apr 2013

Tiger Facing the Mist launch

Hadleigh Library

Pauline Stainer, Anne Boileau, Cameron Hawke Smith

 

Sun, 13 Oct 2013

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

James Knox Whittet

 

Tue, 19 Nov 2013

Songs of Suffolk Poets

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

Colin Whyles

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Fri, 14 Mar 2014

Desert Island Poems – Lord Phillips

FMH, Sudbury

Ronnie Blythe

 

Sun, 16 Mar 2014

AGM

Woodbridge

 

Topic: Childhood

Sat, 31 May 2014

1st Festival of Suffolk Poetry

JPC, Stowmarket

Colin Whyles

Luke Wright, Kate Foley, Caroline Gilfillan, Florence Cox

Sat, 28 Jun 2014

Stand and Deliver

FMH, Beccles

Catherine Dell

Workshop

Sat, 1 Nov 2014

From Suffolk to the Hebrides

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

James Knox Whittet

SPS @ Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Sun, 14 Sep 2014

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

Vivien Whelpton

WWI poets

Sun, 12 Oct 2014

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

Gregory Warren Wilson

 

2015

 

 

 

 

Tue, 6 Jan 2015

Geraldine Green workshop

 

Geraldine Green

 

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Stanza Bonanza

Poetry Society

 

 

Sun, 8 Mar 2015

AGM

Woodbridge 

Ian Griffiths 

Topic: Renewal

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Desert Island Poems with Terry Waite

FHM,Bury St Edmunds

Lord Phillips 

 

Fri, 24 Apr 2015

Local Stanza Bonanza

 

 

Suffolk and Mosaic, Essex

Sat, 30 May 2015

2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry

JPC, Stowmarket

Colin Whyles

Anne Boileau, Mike Bannister, Angela Locke, Michael Laskey

Sat, 20 Jun 2015

Life & Times & Extraordinary With of John Gay

FMH, Beccles

Caroline Gay Way

 

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Ip Art and Waterstones collaboration with Fran Lock and Dean Parkin

Waterstones, Ipswich 

 

 

Fri, 3 Jul 2015

Midnight Run –collaboration with IPArt

 

Florence Cox

 

Sat, 29 Aug 2015

Open Mic (Eye Arts Festival)

The Bank Eye

 

 

Sun, 6 Sep 2015

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

Ray Rumsby

on George Crabbe

Fri, 2 Oct 2015

The Road Less Trod

Alde Valley

 

Workshop & reading

Thu, 8 Oct 2015

National Poetry Day

Aldeburgh Lookout

 

 

Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

Robert Seatter

 

Fri, 6 Nov 2015

Hardiman Scott Cup presentation for Suffolk Young Poets

 

 

 

Sun, 8 Nov 2015

Freedom Roads

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

Ian Griffiths

SPS @ Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

Robert Seatter

 

2016

 

 

 

 

Sat, 28 May 2016

3rd Festival of Suffolk Poetry

JPC, Stowmarket

Colin Whyles

Dean Parkin, Myra Schneider, Mervyn Linford, Clare Harvey

Sat, 25 Jun 2016

Celebrating the Bard

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Ip-Art Festival

 

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Sculpture Trail

River Waveney Study Centre

Waveney & Blyth Arts

 

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

Walking with Boudica

Scole

Waveney & Blyth Arts

 

Sun, 4 Sep 2016

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

Catherine Dell

Lorca

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

Walking with Words

Blythburgh Village Hall

Melinda Appleby & Ivor Murrell

 

Sun, 18 Sep 2016

Ferry Tales

Brandon

Diane Jackman

 

Sun, 18 Sep 2016

Takes on Shakespeare

Walpole Old Chapel

Florence Cox

 

Sat, 1 Oct 2016

Writing from Art & Found Objects

Alde Valley

Helen Ivory & Martin Figura

Workshop & reading

Thu, 6 Oct 2016

National Poetry Day

Aldeburgh Lookout

Ian Griffiths

Messages

Sun, 9 Oct 2016

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

Moniza Alvi

 

Thu, 13 Oct 2016

The Singing Stone

Museum St Methodist Church, Ipswich

Sue Wallace-Shaddad

 

Sat, 15 Oct 2016

Suffolk Young Poets Prize-winners

The Cut, Halesworth

Dean Parking & Florence Cox

 

Sat, 5 Nov 2016

SPS @ PinA

Aldeburgh

Kate Foley

Workshop

Thu, 5 May 2016

SPS @ PinA

Aldeburgh

Moniza Alvi & Crabbe winners

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Sun, 12 Mar 2017

AGM

Woodbridge

 

Topic: What lies beneath

Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Arts & Eats Burns Lunch

 

 

 

Wed, 5 Apr 2017

Flight, Shenanigans & Captain Cook

FMH, Beccles

Patrick Lodge

Reading

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Walking with Words

Blythburgh Village Hall

Melinda Appleby & Ivor Murrell

 

Sun, 14 May 2017

BookEast Festival

 

 

Reading

Sat, 27 May 2017

4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

JPC, Stowmarket

Colin Whyles

Elizabeth Cook, Antony Johae, Nancy Mattson, Gregory Warren Wilson

Sun, 18 Jun 2017

Ipswich Choral Society Strawberry Concert

RHS Holbrook

Sue Wallace-Shaddad

 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017

John Clare Festival

Helpston

Diane Jackman

 

Sun, 3 Sep 2017

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

Anne-Marie Fyfe

 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017

Walpole Old Chapel

Walpole Old Chapel

 

 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017

National Poetry Day

Aldeburgh Lookout

Ian Griffiths

Topic: Freedom

Fri, 27 Oct 2017

Desert Island Poems – Bunny Campione

Ipswich

 

 

Sun, 1 Oct 2017

Rebecca Goss

Alde Valley

Rebecca Goss

Workshop & reading

Sun, 8 Oct 2017

Crabbe Awards

Wentworth Hotel

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Sat, 20 Jan 2018

Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust competition

 

Kaaren Whitney/Florence Cox

 

Sat, 27 Jan 2018

Burns & More

 

Beth Soule

Burns event with Shingle Street

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

The Voyage Out

Felixstowe Ferry

Anne-Marie Fyfe

Workshop & reading

Sat, 17 Mar 2018

Ipswich Remembers

 

Floence Cox/Sue Wallace-Shaddad

With Ipswich Choral Society

Sun, 18 Mar 2018

AGM

Stowmarket

 

Topic: Hope

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Border Crossing with poetrywivenhoe

UoS Waterfront

 

Reading & Open Mic

Thu, 17 May 2018

Poetry from the Labyrinth

Thornham Walks

Beth Soule

Workshop & reading

Sat, 26 May 2018

5th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

JPC, Stowmarket

Colin Whyles

Rebecca Watts, Susan Utting, Blake Morrison

Thu, 5 Jul 2018

River Dwellers

 

Beth Soule

Waveney & Blyth & Ferini Gallery

Mon, 30 Jul 2018

Water & Worship

Bungay

Beth Soule

Workshop

Wed, 22 Aug 2018

From This Tree

Raveningham

Beth Soule

Waveney & Blyth

Sun, 9 Sep 2018

Tea at The Priory

Stoke by Nayland

George Szirtes

 

Sun, 16 Sep 2018

War & Home

Walpole Old Chapel

Florence Cox

With Shingle Street

Sat, 29 Sep 2018

Poet in the Landscape

Alde Valley

Tamar Yoseloff

Workshop & reading

Thu, 4 Oct 2018

National Poetry Day

Aldeburgh Lookout

Ian Griffiths

Theme: Change

Thu, 4 Oct 2018

Stephen Cassidy

Ipswich

Florence Cox

 

Sun, 7 Oct 2018

Crabbe Awards

Felixstowe

Beth Soule

 

Sat, 3 Nov 2018

Waving Not Drowning

Aldeburgh

Beth Soule & Sue Wallace-Shaddad

PinA