MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN TUEBINGEN

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN TUEBINGEN

26.2.10

new!


FROM SEGEDUNUM TO THE SPANISH CITY

North Tyneside's heritage in words and pictures

Keith Armstrong & Peter Dixon


Northern Voices Community Projects, 93 Woodburn Square, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
NE26 3JD

Supported by Awards for All and North Tyneside Council

ISBN 1 871536 28 6

Price £7
http://listenupnorth.typepad.com/listenupnorth/2010/03/from-segedunum-to-the-spanish-city.html

'Hi Keith,
The book arrived safely today - it's absolutely beautiful, I love it and I'm so proud to be included in it. Thank you.'

All good wishes
Catherine

21.2.10

football poet!

I’m a Geordie,
Heaton born,
on the banks of the Tyne;
a real one
who drinks Real Ale,
whose blood is flowing
with community history,
who resents
the cultural parachutists,
the rootless,
who nab our culture
and take it as their own.
I’m a Geordie,
a Newcastle United man,
a man who likes to play with flair,
a man who likes craft,
fire in his belly,
the taste of the shipyard
still in his mouth.
That’s why,
when they lose,
my heart breaks again
and this mucky city seems a sadder place,
until the optimism returns on Tuesday
and the sunlight
shines again
through the Bridge Hotel window
into my glass
and into my warm Geordie soul.



KEITH ARMSTRONG


Love the poem Keith!

Janis Blower, Shields Gazette




written for 'true faith', the newcastle united fanzine for which keith armstrong aka 'the jingling geordie' is poet-in-residence.


http://www.footballpoets.org/p.asp?Id=25785

17.2.10

armstrong back in dublin


Another lovely night was the Glór Sessions last night, as always warmly MC'd by the great Stephen James Smith where us Poetry Divas had a most enjoyable night sharing our stuff with another one of the most generous crowds in town. (Not that they gave us anything, just that they were extra nice, which is nice) of course the free lollipops went down a treat as always. There's always great talent on show there, but the highlight for me was Keith Armstrong, a hilarious and captivating performer -he was a delight.


Niamh B has left a new comment on your post "THE LONG MARCH BACK":

Keith - you were brilliant at the Glór session last night, really enjoyed your performance. All Hail Richard Harris!!
:-)


Stephen James Smith Poet commented:

"our pleasure you went down a storm!"

Domestic Oub said...
That Keith bloke was good, I must say. Liked Richard Harris a lot...

Emerging Writer said...
Twas lovely to meet you and get to hear your poems. Dedicated to the great actor Richard Harris. And any time you need to borrow a feather boa, you know which Divas to ask.

How's it going sir, i saw you recite some of your poetry at the Glor sessions, wonderful stuff, really really enjoyed it!

Cheers

Anto

7.2.10

from segedunum to the spanish city

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE LAUNCH OF AN EXCITING NEW BOOK FROM NORTHERN VOICES COMMUNITY PROJECTS:


FROM SEGEDUNUM TO THE SPANISH CITY

North Tyneside's heritage in words and pictures

Compiled and edited by Keith Armstrong

Photography and design by Peter Dixon with additional photographs by Tony Whittle

Supported by North Tyneside Council and Awards for All


MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2010, 2PM IN THE ORCHID ROOM, GRAND HOTEL, TYNEMOUTH

Featuring sea shanties from The Ancient Mariners and tunes from Ann Sessoms on Northumbrian Pipes with readings of poetry from the book by contributors

Guest speaker: Paul Kingsnorth, author of 'Real England'

Tel. 0191 2529531 for further information

3.2.10

from dave douglass

'Keith Armstrong is a notable northern poet, with a finger on the rhythms and pulses of modern Tyneside and its dark, industrial cultural roots.'

the jingling geordie

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