I read my adaptation of Mahmoud Darwish’s poem in Leeds last night. I also read it in Bradford during a protest at the Israeli air attacks on Gaza.
The Churchill poem I wrote on the occasion of his funeral, fifty years ago. Continue reading
A birthday poem and a Beatles parody Happy birthday, Aquarians A year hurries by No use to try To make it slow Time is the master He hurries faster He makes it go But lovers can meet Where dreams are sweet And backwards flow Today and tomorrow May only bring sorrow We reap and sow … Continue reading
Artemios Ventouris “Demis” Roussos (Greek: Αρτέμιος “Ντέμης” Βεντούρης Ρούσσος) June 15, 1946 – January 25, 2015 ♦ Pictures by Karl Dallas It was a strange gig for me, since I’d never been what you could call a big fan of Aphrodite’s Child – though I quite liked Vangelis, especially his music for Bladerunner. When my friend Denis, … Continue reading
It was announced as an inter-faith gathering. And while the majority of the several hundred who gathered in Bradford’s Centenary Square as the thermometer plunged to below zero were undoubtedly Muslim, there were at least two Christians and even one atheist of my acquaintance who had responded to the call to honour the Prophet. While … Continue reading
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Last week, following the tragic shootings at the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Prime Minister David Cameron joined leaders around the world to march with the people of France, against terrorism. Now a petition is quickly growing calling for French President, Francois Hollande, to honour Lassana Bathily. Malia born Lassana hid customers in a … Continue reading
“It’s now time to close. I hope you’ve had as much fun as we have. Don’t forget the jam session Sunday. Mandy Tension will be by, playing his xylophone troupe. It’ll be a lot of fun. “Monday night is the dance contest night. Twist contest. We give away peanut butter and jelly. “I hope we’ve … Continue reading