Poetry Convention

Poetry in Corby

By Ian Loveland

Here you can see pictures taken at an evening of poetry in the festival hall in Corby.

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Some of these photos show the preparations underway, and there are also shots of the performance, with several poets reading their work.

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CORBY (the rose of all the shires) well were living here in corby town were there pulling all the old town down and the people tell of what was real iron orr and chromium steel yeah were living here in corby town were its hard to keep a good man down when there pulling all the factories to the ground were the people tell of what was real iron orr and chromium steel well were living here in corby town were there closing all the playgroups down were the children learn what was real iron orr and chromium steel corby town is one big mess but from the ashes of disaster will grow the roses of success its the people here that keep it real there made from iron orr and chromium steel *********************************** CORBY THE ROSE OF ALL THE SHIRES (dedicated to the people of corby)

By Mr Angus Smith
On 18/12/2012

This is a Poetry Convention I put on called the "3rd Convention of Poets and small presses" I was the Editor of the poetry magazine "FOLIO INTERNATIONAL" which ran for 13 issues. I am pictured here with the late KEN SMITH and my wife Linda Bingham. It was held in the Festival Hall Corby, It was well attended and was over a weekending April 25/26th 1987.Readers included myself, Robert Hamberger, Ken Smith, Josephine Austin,Nearly 100 editors attended from magazines such as KRAX,SUCCESS MAGAZINE, NHI,OTHER POETRY,STRIDE,Poets reading also included Gordon Hoyle, David R Morgan,Henry Normal,IAN McMILLAN and MARTYN WILEY,J.L.CARR,PETE PRESFORD,and BOB SHAW (sci-fi). Ian McMillan had his "VERSEWAGON" .It was sponsored by Tom Bingham, CDC,Post office,NENARTS which I was the Arts Administrator.Radio Northampton and EMA.

By TOM BINGHAM
On 26/08/2013

Hi my name is John D Robinson; poet from Hastings. I am trying to contact Tom Bingham Poet of Corby - Tom knew poet and publisher Josephine Austin who very sadly passed away last year - we are hoping to hold a Poetry festival celebrating the life and work of Josephine in November 2015 here in Hastings, East Sussex-I would like tio offer Tom an invite and to anyone else who knew Josephine and who would like t0 contribte or participate - would you kindly forward my contact details to Tom if this is at all possible - I thank you for your time

By John D Robinson
On 27/02/2015

I am so sorry to hear about Josephine, I stayed at her home when she invited me to Hastings a great weekend. She was a towering force in the poetry world. Unfortunately I no longer write nor am i involved in the poetry world and thank you for your offer. i wish you great success in this event. Tom Bingham.

By Tom Bingham
On 12/03/2015

I note the comment on the death of Josephine Austin is two years old. Sorry to get the news so late, as I was at the Convention in 1987.

So my greetings to Tom Bingham, if he ever gets this message?

Pete

By Peter E Presford
On 22/02/2017

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