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Wordshuffle cafe – the book extracts

So the Wordshuffle Cafe residency at the Albany is over but there’s loads of extracts from the Wordshuffle Cafe books to read…. I came across this last entry in the Book of Wishes: My first wish is for whoever reads … Continue reading

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Wordshuffle Cafe Celebration photos

I’ve been re-reading the Wordshuffle Cafe books and finding new gems in them – almost 300 entries! And the big thanks to Patrick Rosalba who has sent over these fantastic photos of the celebration event on 22 September hosted by … Continue reading

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Thank you… Wordshuffle cafe!

Wonderful to be a part of a menu of poetry from Dzifa, Malika, Baden, and John Hegley who really got us moving with his songs and fun on Saturday – including an improvised song about… um the here and now … Continue reading

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A rich hub of writing in the Wordshuffle café

What a great day to end my scheduled sessions in the café  before the big celebrations on 22nd  Sept…a  huge thank you to Chill Pill’s Ray Antrobus who came down to help inspire and even read one of his poems … Continue reading

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Wordshuffle cafe at the Albany Outdoors festival

Poets Niall, Malika and I wandered around festival area offering poems and then as the music stage took over in the main area, we set up a cafe table at the beginning of the promenade offering poems to passers-by and inspiring a … Continue reading

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Delicious poetry menu with Dzifa Benson

There’s was lots of activity and amazing sunshine as Dzifa and I wondered around the Albany cafe, the garden and down toward the Deptford lounge. There were lots of people out to enjoy some sun rays, punch and judy, the … Continue reading

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Memorable moments from today’s book writing

Today…. some luscious writing from poet Jocelyn Page whose cowboy character was crossing the terrain of the Wordshuffle Café books – I’ll post some of these pieces separately soon. Those who wrote in the books included a visitor with his London guidebook … Continue reading

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Highlights from poetry menu offerings with Baden Prince

We had some special moments of people being surprised and delighted by spontaneous poetry. Some I think  had never heard poetry before. And Baden was able to choose a football poem for a man who only liked football, and slice … Continue reading

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Creative young people

More young people from the Albany Summer Arts Festival (the theatre programme) help warm up the Wordshuffle cafe books. I was inspired by how quickly they thought of original ideas and thoughts and also how they can make those creative … Continue reading

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The Albany’s youth arts festival warm up the Wordshuffle café books

Creative young people taking part in The Albany’s Summer Arts festival found the Wordshuffle Café books fun, awesome, epic!  Some book extracts: BOOK OF WISHES Virginia’s Wishes : 1. Worldwide gospel singer   2. God to bless my family abundantly … Continue reading

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