Tomorrow: Launch of Frances Galleymore’s Travelling Light

Long-time resident of Highgate, Frances Galleymore was a professional writer all her adult life, producing novels, short stories, television scripts, screenplays and, from 2006, poetry.

In September this year, two years after her death in June 2017, she will be in print again, as a pamphlet of some of her work is published by Poetry Salzburg under the title Travelling Light, the poems selected and edited by fellow poets Isabel Galleymore – Frances’s niece – and Fred Beake.

To celebrate this occasion, a launch will be held at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town on Saturday October 12th, between 6-8pm. Copies of the collection will be on sale, and there will be readings by Isabel, Fred and other poets of note. Frances was a member of Highgate Poets until leaving London in 2013; another Highgate Poet, Norbert Hirschhorn, describes how, with Travelling Light, “Frances … takes us by the hand through the thickets and ambushes of life with a tender lyricism, magical, sometimes even funny.”

Robert Peake declares that “In the brief time we are given, one could do far worse than to journey so lightly, yet so keenly aware, as she has done throughout these poems.”

Admission to the event is free.

All details of the event can be found here.

Norbert Hirschhorn Releases New Collection

Norbert’s latest collection has been published by Holland Park Press. The collection is titled Stone. Bread. Salt. and you can purchase it on the Holland Park Press website.

‘As I approach my ninth decade of life I am aware of the need to share with my descendants the wisdom, texts and lessons handed down by our ancestors of all religions.  The poems in this collection reflect this aim and necessity.’

Congratulations Norbert!

Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn published in Poetry Salzburg Review

Members Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn have seven poems between them in the summer issue of Poetry Salzburg Review. PSR

Frances’ poems are titled: ‘Ear to the Ground’, ‘Contours’, ‘Beaches’, and ‘Dirty Window, Sun at Noon’.

Norbert’s poems are: ‘Lebanon Mon Amour’, ‘An Old Man at Assisi’, and ‘Something Floral’.

Congratulations both!

 

An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Song with Norbert Hirschhorn

Norbert Hirschhorn will be reading from his collection To Sing Away the Darkest Days: Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs at a special evening of poetry and music at Central Synagogue on 18th September. Norbert will be joined by musicians Steven Leas (cantor, tenor), Arjang (soprano) & Stefan Byron (piano), who will be playing some of the folksongs which inspired his poetry. To Sing Away the Darkest Days by Norbert Hirschhorn

Details as follows:

18 September at 7.30pm
Central Synagogue 36 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6NW
Tickets: £10 advance booking & on the door
To book tickets: 0207 7944 655 or on the Spiro Ark website

Full details on the Holland Park Press website.