Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Deal Station Poppyfields event Tues 8th July 6:30pm

As we think the poppies will hit their maximum in our meadow area of the Deal Station Garden. So we are organising a quick event on Tuesday 8th July from 6:30pm with poems, music and reflection to mark the centenary of WW1. 

Back in March we decided to do something with the waste land next to the Ramsgate Plaform, in the Station Car Park and by the Telephone exchange (see that here). 

We put the call out and the regular Deal Station Gardeners were swelled by nearly 30 volunteers. The idea was to turn these unloved bits of land into pop-up poppy field meadows to make it more bee friendly, brighten up an eye-sore and remember WW1.

Adrian and Alan have put up about twenty WW1 poems on the platforms - some famous, mix of British, French and German poets will some local poets contributing as well

We will be on the Ramsgate side of the Station.... and just heard the Spinning Jennys will be coming to sing some WW1 tunes on tuesday

All Welcome.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if these poets would like to enter our commemorative writing competition for poetry and prose? Details on www.saveaswriters.co.uk. We also have a free writing workshop as a place to find inspiration for writing: Saturday 2 August 2pm-4pm at The Beaney in Canterbury. Places should be booked via saveas@hotmail.co.uk. Please contact us via this email for further information.