It’s Showtime!

It’s showtime! Except, of course, it isn’t. We’re all still living under COVID lockdown rules here that mean there are no live shows at all at all. None with audiences, at any rate.

That being the case, I thought I’d revisit some of the shows and performances I’d done in pre-COVID times, and stitch some extracts together – in remembrance of things past. (And hopefully, as an appetiser for things to come ….) So, for the next 5 minutes, it is showtime!

As, in the real world, I can’t put on live performances or workshops for you, I’ve been developing some virtual creative writing and photography workshops instead. Watch this space!

Meanwhile, as you may know, since our first lockdown began in March 2020 I’ve been creating ‘learning through laughter, rhythm & rhyme’ nature videos for you and your kids/pupils, predominantly about the birds and the minibeasts you may be seeing where you are. As I type, there are 26 such videos. You can watch them here.

Stay safe one and all, and here’s to our meeting again in real life in the not too distant future.

P.S. Here is a list of the poems that appear in this show reel, along with links to where you can see each poem in full, and find out more about it.

1. A Political Poem About Bumblebees
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/VUMNSimK8kQ
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/the-big-give-2018/

2. (0:32) Shine Like A Star 
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/iC-fonM1GBk
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/p-factor-2018/

3. (0:55) Frack Off 
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/xtDWSI5s3FI
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/wesaidno/

4. (1:30) February 
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/_bhPFllDaJY
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/lockdown-nature-23-february-challenge/

5. (1:43) Brexit Lies
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/U1fI2DFcodM
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/brexit-day-in-york/

6. (2:22) Incubation, Incubation, Incubation
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/6-UdBrCzmoo
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/birdfair-2018/

7. (2:54) Synoddities

8. (3:16) Ladybird at RES Fair
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/CxTdDpMxE2A
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/insect-festival-2015/

9. (3:33) Last Orders 
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/B5MFenCof3c
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/2009-in-rhyme/

10. (4:09) Ledbury Poetry Festival Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2017/11/23/poetry-podcast/

11. (4:36) Shine Like A Star
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/iC-fonM1GBk
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/p-factor-2018/

12. (4:45) A Political Poem About Bumblebees
Watch in full at: https://youtu.be/VUMNSimK8kQ
Blog post: https://thebigbuzz.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/the-big-give-2018/

Anneliese Emmans Dean – theBigBuzz – Bringing poetry to life

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