12th June 2022 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
The Cumbria Poems Live is a new show, written during lockdown.
Here we enjoy three thousand years in Carlisle, the beauty of poignant Coniston, meet three generations of shipbuilders in Barrow, encounter world famous singers at Grange-Over-Sands, explore Kirkby Lonsdale in the frozen heart of winter, make poetic pilgrimages to Cockermouth and Ambleside, learn history in Kendal, discover why the feeling at Walney Island should be scaled-up across the UK, experience a visit to Appleby Horse Fair, greet Ulverston’s famous son, experience a stormy day exploring Grizedale Forest, seek answers in Keswick, go mining under the sea at Whitehaven, take a long walk to Alston, ponder just why Windermere is so special, discover how St Bees reminds the poet of someplace else, try not to buy books in Sedbergh, have a spiritual experience in Penrith and marvel at how Millom has evolved through the decades.
Dean tells us… "Poetry entered my life in a more significant way in the early 2010's. Starting off as part of bohemian underground collection The 4 Poets, I soon found the format restrictive and had my Beatles moment as I left to go solo. I never looked back. Happily, I also got invited to host an arts radio show on a local community radio station. Five years later Beyond Poetry has grown into a syndicated radio show heard by over ten million listeners each year.
I love performing poetry at my live events and still feel as enthusiastic today as I did when embarking on my first solo tour a decade ago."
Come along to hear his words brought to life.