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About Pedalling Poetry

Writer Ellen McAteer is founder of Tell It Slant poetry bookshop in Glasgow, and a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. She was a mentee of the Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, under Alexander Hutchison, and a singer with the band Stone Tape, as well as a solo singer who won a BBC Radio competition with her song Blue Valentine. She was Director of the Poetry Trust, which ran the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, a director of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University's MSt in creative writing, and a member of the core group of performers at the Hammer and Tongue spoken word collective in Oxford. She is a qualified Librarian.

Romalyn Ante WINS 2018 Poetry London Clore Prize!

I am delighted to be able to reveal the Poetry London Clore Prize winners for 2018. FIRST PRIZE: ‘Names’ by Romalyn Ante SECOND PRIZE: ‘Children of the Revolution’ by S.K. Kim THIRD PRIZE: ‘Heaven’ by Selima Hill COMMENDED POEMS: ‘Under London’ … Continue reading

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Poetry London Summer 2018 Readings: 21 June at Kings Place

Join us to celebrate the publication of the 2018 summer issue of Poetry London – offering the opportunity to hear some of the magazine’s most distinguished contributors reading their poems. With one of America’s greatest living poets, Alice Notley, in … Continue reading

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Beccles Acoustic Music Day

Martello presents the first Acoustic Music Day at the Canopy Theatre in Beccles on Saturday 28th April.  Our headliners are contemporary folk/acoustic duo GILMORE & ROBERTS who combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful sound. Nominated twice … Continue reading

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Martello March News

Firstly, many thanks to all who came to see Fara at the Cut at Halesworth on 11 February. 84 people were treated to a truly memorable evening, having braved the strong winds and freezing temperature – the band said it … Continue reading

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Martello – February News

First of all, thanks to everyone who came to the Seagull Theatre to see the brilliant Megson –  a truly memorable evening which they thoroughly enjoyed as well. So much so that they have already asked for a return visit! Our February gig is … Continue reading

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Peace, pubs and poetry!

I have several poems coming out in a new peace anthology by Scottish writers, published by Dove Tales. There is a fundraiser for the anthology here. Dove Tales’ Jean Rafferty hosted a great event at Celtic Connections. It involved a discussion … Continue reading

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Martello Music gigs

Martello, set up with our former Beccles Library Folk Club volunteer Martin Lovett, is going great guns! Here’s some great press for our latest gig, Megson at the Seagull Theatre tomorrow. Made two ‘best of’ lists. I can’t wait! Next … Continue reading

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