Fest Norwood 2018

Fest Norwood is happening now, and we are very pleased to be part of it. We'll be appearing on Saturday 4 August, at 2pm at the SLT Old Fire Station; Sunday 5 August, 2.30pm at The Old Library, and on Wednesday at 6pm back at SLT Old Fire Station. Hope to see you there!

Rare Bee

PoetrySlabs is pleased to present 'Age of Anxiety', a five-part series of poetry readings with commentary, commissioned by Ken Jones, the director of Effra Sound. The selection we've chosen for the series is taken from a century's worth of mostly European poetry reflecting – and responding to – the ages of anxiety that crippled the continent during the past hundred years. Here's the link – – there is also space to add comments.

Catalytic Poetry

Catalytic Poetry
Photograph by Terka Acton

Mother Tongue Catalytic Poetry
The Gardener's Daughter

The writing is on the wall at Norwood Bus Garage, Knight's Hill, London SE27 0HN (at the corner of Knight's Hill and Rothschild Street). Read the background story online at

'Not wholly in the busy world, nor quite / Beyond it, blooms the garden that I love'.

From 'The Gardener's Daughter' by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Photograph taken by Michael Newington Gray.
From left to right: Anthony Campling, technical adviser; Robert Dawson, designer (; Gordon Elliott, deputy operations manager; Wayne Trevor, of Norwood Bzz Garage; and Janet and John Haney, of PoetrySlabs.

With thanks to Peter Williams ( and Pete Owen for our signature photograph.