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MAKE DO AND FRIENDS - MR PICKLES OF LAXFIELD

I've been doing some Creative Conversations for Suffolk Artlink's Make Do & Friends project. These are friendly phone-calls to someone in a rural community in Suffolk. I chat to them for about an hour and then turn our conversation into a poem.

So let me introduce you too Mr Pickles of Laxfield and The Wandering River of Buxhall

RIGHT UP YOUR STREET VIDEO POEM

Delighted that my recent 'Right Up Your Street' video poem, celebrating Lowestoft's High Street and Scores, has reached over 21k views on Facebook since it was launched in October 2020.

 

Commissioned by the North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone, I gathered memories and stories - past and present - via local interest Facebook pages to create the poem and film. The 10 minute video poem also includes over 60 rare archive photos, many from the Jack Rose Collection, and modern day location filming by Joshua Freemantle. It was produced by Naomi Jaffa and is a Poetry People production (2020) - click on the video (top right) to watch here.

© 2021 Dean Parkin

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