What a great weekend!

Two ecopoetry gigs – the second of which was on Saturday at the Angel Hotel here in Cardiff, where the Green Party was holding its Spring Conference.

I’d been booked to offer a performance as part of the entertainment programme and was delighted to have such a focused, enthusiastic audience, many members of which were happy to continue discussing ecopoetry – and poetry in general, in fact – once my performance was over.

On Friday, meanwhile, I was at Pontardawe Arts Centre for an evening of poetry on the theme of climate change (see my post below for further info on this event). It was superbly organised by Emily Hinshelwood, the Arts and Climate Change Officer of Awel Aman Tawe and a fine eco-poet herself. Emily estimated that over 120 people came along, with many seeking seats in the upstairs gallery space because the main auditorium was so full. I enjoyed chatting with quite a few audience members afterwards, including some of the climate change poetry competition winners and a representative from the Low Carbon Research Institute.

My friend, Rhys Jones, was the event’s official photographer, and, as usual, I must thank him for letting me use one of his photos here.

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