Spoke - in the Lamp
After a two spells in hospital for an operation, and having let go of a previous monthly event, Purple Penumbra, which he used to run, Al looked around his local area for a suitable venue to start a new event. Two places presented themselves as suitable; the Station pub in Pelsall, where the event turned out to be a damp squib; and the Lamp theatre space at Brownhills Community Centre.
A meeting was held in November of 2018 with Janet Davies who runs the centre, Nigel Anderson who deals with technical issues there (as well as many other rôles, and Martin Hughes who also had a desire to set up a poetry event there. Martin, being a dab hand at producing superb graphical artistry, created some artwork far exceeding the quality of Al’s attempts, and so Spoke - in the Lamp was born.
The first of many monthly Spoke events took place on 16th January, 2019.