Category: Event Reviews

  • Ronald Blythe at 100 – A life in writing

    Ronald Blythe at 100 – A life in writing

    Dr Ronald Blythe CBE turned 100 on Sunday, 6 November 2022. SPS commemorated his life and work on 12 November 2022 with an event of talks, readings, video interviews, book launch and a showing of the film Akenfield.

  • Walpole Old Chapel Summer Outing 2022

    Walpole Old Chapel Summer Outing 2022

    The annual reading at Walpole Old Chapel was held on Sunday, 12 June, on the theme of ‘Midsummer’.

  • Journeying – Songs and Poems of Travel

    Journeying – Songs and Poems of Travel

    Suffolk Poetry Society with Alan Loader On 9 June 2022, members of Suffolk Poetry Society performed poems themed on journeying, with songs performed by Alan Loader based on Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel (words by Robert Louis Stevenson) and the settings of Thomas Hardy. The performance was held at Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich. Poets reading were: […]

  • 8th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

    8th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

    Saturday, 14 May 2022 The 8th Festival of Suffolk Poetry was held over two days. Friday 13 May was online, and Saturday, 14 May was live at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket. The day began with workshops from Rebecca Goss and André Mangeot. Rebecca led a workshop ‘Exploring the Spectrum: The […]

  • Virtual Walpole 2020

    Virtual Walpole 2020

    Usually, at about this time of year, SPS poets visit Walpole Old Chapel near Halesworth for a themed reading. This year the theme was Colours, but was held online.

  • Crabbe Competition Awards 2015

    Robert Seatter was the adjudicator for 2015. Caroline Gilfillan won First Prize with ‘Things He Loved’. Alex Toms won Second Prize with ‘The Last Lady Eel Catcher’. Gillian Bence-Jones won Third Prize with ‘The Miller’s Son’

  • Tea at The Priory 2014

    Vivien Whelpton was the speaker at the 2014 Tea at The Priory. She was introduced by the Chair of SPS, Ian Griffiths. Tea at The Priory is an annual event exclusively for SPS members that has been hosted by the Engleheart family for many years. Each year, a speaker is chosen to make a presentation […]

  • Crabbe Poetry Competition Awards 2012

    Crabbe Poetry Competition Awards 2012

    Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 14 October 2012 Kenneth Steven was the Adjudicator for the 2012 Crabbe Poetry Competition. The winners were Caroline Gilfillan, First Prize, with ‘Christina’s World’, Anne Boileau, 2nd Prize, with ‘Study to be Quiet’, and James Knox Whittet, 3rd Prize, with ‘Birds Viewed From A Cage’. There were two Highly Recommended prizes, which […]

  • Crabbe Poetry Competition Awards 2011

    Crabbe Poetry Competition Awards 2011

    Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 9 October 2011 Elaine Feinstein was the Adjudicator for the 2011 Crabbe Poetry Competition. Unfortunately, she could not attend the awards ceremony, so Pauline Stainer, President of SPS, took her place. First Prize went to James Knox Whittet for ‘Languages of Babyle’. Second Prize went to David Healey for ‘The Canoeist’, and […]