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Calling all Tameside poets! | 26-Apr-06

Woodend Artists and Incwriters Society are looking for poets to get involved in this year's Mossley Music Festival (27-28 May).

The press release from the organisations involved reads:

"Woodend Artists and the Incwriters Society have joined forces to promote opportunities in the arts and comedy at this year?s Mossley Music Festival (27 ? 28 May).

They are sending out a call for Tameside poets, comedians and acoustic musicians to get involved in two events 'The Stray Dog Café' and 'The Tent Event'. Audiences attending the events will choose two winning poets, who will each get a fifteen minute support slot reading with Oppenheim Awardee and John Masefield recipient, Ian Parks who will be reading from his new poetry collection Shell Island.

In addition Woodend Artists will be repeating their popular studio tours at the Woodend Mill during the festival weekend so that visitors can get another taste of local creative talent.

Dee Kearney from Woodend Artists said "Mossley has a rich base of up and coming artists, musicians and creatives at the Woodend Mill who are already supporting each others projects. The music festival and the 'Tent Event' in partnership with Circus Sensible is an excellent opportunity to build on the promotion of this local talent. Woodend Artists will also be opening many of the artist studios at the mill on the festival weekend to extend the rich diversity of entertainment already on offer".

Andrew Oldham, Administrator of the Incwriters Society said  "We are pleased to be working with Woodend Artists to promote local and national talent side by side. It is important that different art forms come together to aid, support and develop opportunities for everyone".

Serious Poets and Musicians should submit for The Stray Dog Café by emailing Andrew Oldham at for a submission form.

Comedians and Comic Poets can submit for The Tent Event by emailing Dee Kearney at for submission form."

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