Bogeyman from The House Of Fairy Tales
Thank you to everyone who has joined in the Learning Revolution so far. For those who’ve put a monster under the bed but haven’t seen the Bogeyman print that inspired the idea, here it is. Of course, even better is to come and have a look at it in the Gallery.
Meanwhile, here’s a little piece from the Word Jar:
Sunshine & Moonlight / Happiness & Blackness / Running Around / Then All Of A Sudden /Scared Still in the Dark
A big Thank You to everyone who took part in doing some writing for the Learning Revolution – all the groups who made me so welcome as well as the many people I saw in the gallery. I’m still working through all the great writing (and drawing) you did. In the meantime, please do leave a comment if you can.
These are Ron’s thoughts on the word ‘twilight’, offered him by another Walsall contributor to the Word Jar (come & pick a word if you’re near the gallery weekends in October & everyday during half-term):
Twilight – changing the clocks, autumn, apprehension, stews and hotpot, the stewjar of childhood, and when the evenings are dark, you make your own puddings.
What does twilight make you think of?
The Learning Revolution continues all through October.
Great to meet with the group on Wed night. I admire you’re enthusiasm and your longevity! Thank you for making me so welcome. I had a lovely time. I need one of you to remind me next week to send you the postcards you wrote to yourself.
Here’s a couple of the little poems we did.
Chocolate is dark and creamy.
Chocolate is best when shared in front of the TV.
Chocolate is mmm… lovely! ( F.M.)
Makes me want to go and eat some right now.
Better with two in. (A.A)
And here’s something I think we’d all agree with.
Smiling is the language that suits all people. (S.M.)
Pelsall Reading Group busy writing
Finally, here’s a picture of everyone writing away – very impressive. Don’t forget to come and say hello to me if and when you come into the gallery over half-term.
Thanks for making me welcome at the Vine last Thursday. Some solid writing. Heroes & Heroines for the National Poetry Day. Here are a couple – if you want to see the others they should be appearing in the foyer at The Vine in the not-too-distant.
There is a crab – he was a stalker.
And he was a sideways walker.
Litter picker by day, crab burglar by night,
Never scared to put up a fight.
Most wanted in Birmz,
He knows all the F.I.R.M.Z.
With Octopussies he’s chillin’
When he’s not killin’!
Hair dyer – Sunday cooker
Scissor Mistress – easy chatter
Money giver – complimenter
Tight hugger – hair cutter
Punches through crime,
Makes the baddies do the time,
He’s like a god who shines…
Stops the thieves from stealin’ cars,
All he does is spits bars,
Pops loads of weights,
Screams and stars.
I’m at Pelsall Library tonight with the Pelsall Reading Group.
We’re going to be thinking about our Fairy Tale Day.
Mine would be lying in bed till lunchtime… what’s yours? Let me know.
Philip in the Art Library at the Gallery
Hi, I’m Philip Monks.
I’m in the Gallery all through October doing writing activities with people like you.
Come and find me – I’m usually in the Art Gallery, but I will also be wandering around grabbing people to play word games, write poems and very short stories.
So, do come and say hello.