Hiya Whitleigh! NewsLetter-Winter 2015

WHITLEIGH HIYA NEWSLETTER WINTER 2015

 

Our latest edition of the Whitleigh newsletter was distributed in December 2015. Here is the online version of Hiya Whitleigh! for all those who did not have their copy delivered.

Lots of exciting news for our Whitleigh Residents. See what we have done so far and what plans we have for 2016.

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The Whitleigh Words Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

Thank you and well done to everyone who entered the Whitleigh Writing Contest 2015.

I wanted to run this contest because I believe that for some people it is their only way to express their thoughts and feelings. My hope was to have entries from those who were also not great with grammar and spelling, happily, that is what I got from some entrants and their writings were full of depth and feelings. That is what writing is all about, not being judged on your ability to write or the standard of a person’s education and not being afraid to express yourself! Writing from your heart and soul is the always the best way forward.

Below you will be able to read the nine winning poems, songs and stories. 

WINNERS OF THE “POETRY/SONGS” SECTION

1st Jack Horne – Carol Concert

Carol Concert

2nd Ruth Muttlebury – Acrostic Sonnet For Whitleigh

Sonnet For Whitleigh0002

3rd Ray Glasson – Our Home

Our Home

WINNERS OF THE “STORIES” SECTION

1st Trudy Ruth Roden – Julia’s Wish

Julias Wish

2nd Carol Ager – Memories Of Whitleigh

Memories Of Whitleigh

3rd Jack Horne – Vampire Rendezvous

Vampire Rendevous

WINNERS OF THE “MY FAMILY” SECTION

1st Mike Tracey – Life Of Firsts

Life Of Firsts

2nd Stuart Dann – Keep Shining Bright

Keep Shining Bright

3rd Judith Thompson – My Family

My Family0002

 

 

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The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale 2015 – Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale was held on a beautiful, warm, sunny day  at St Chads Church Hall during the afternoon and at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road during the evening on Saturday 3rd October 2015.

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Some of the entries in The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest 2015.
Photos by Jan Wager

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FREE BOOKS

Over 500 free books were hidden around Whitleigh by Sandy Wager every month from March until October 2015. Every single book was claimed, probably because Whitleigh does not have a library.

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Musicians, Poets and Authors

Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Ray Glasson – Poet. Writer & Founder of Whitleigh Writers. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Plymouth’s 1st Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan.

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Musicians, Poets and Authors

Photography by Jan Wager

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Susmita Bhattacharya , Plymouth Author & Poet. Highly talented Plymouth Author reading from one of her books. Thank you lovely lady! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/whitleigh-words-festival-workshop-with-susmita-bhattacharya/

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writers having fun with the kids! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writershttps://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author. Reading from his book.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/ And All Is Well !!!!

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Various photos by Jan Wager

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Setting Up ready for the public! Angie White’s incredible Memory Books.

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Faith Jordan & Sandy Wager deep in thought listening to the live music! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/faith-jordan-textiles/

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Poets, Story-Tellers & Musicians in the evening of Saturday 3rd October

At The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road. 

Photos by Sandy Wager (I do not claim to be a photographer)

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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Ray Glasson, guest Poet at The Albemarle Inn. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Jane Anderson-Brown, singing beautiful, haunting art songs and Ann on keyboards at The Albemarle Inn. http://janeandersonbrown.weebly.com/

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Plymouth Poet Laureates both!

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Free Face Painting all afternoon.
Photography by Jan Wager

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Creative Faces

http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/

Photography by Jan Wager

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Treasure Hunt Clue Question 10

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 10

Sometimes the clues go missing and it can take me a day or two to replace the clue

Clue 10 Question….

The Whitleigh Words Cash Prize Writing Contest.

When is the closing date for entries? (date, month, year)

http://www.whitleigharts.weebly.com/

Some clue photos can be found HERE!

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

CONGRATULATIONS, you have completed the Big Whitleigh Treasure Hunt.

Now all you have to do is post your answers to Sandy Wager, Whitleigh Arts, 94, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, PL5 4AE or email your answers to artbysandywager@gmail.com

Please include your name, phone number & address. Winners will be notified during the month of September 2015.

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 9

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 9

Sometimes the clues go missing and it can take me a day or two to replace the clue. 

Clue 9 Question….

Authors Joanna Gawn & Plymouth’s Ron Dickerson.

Writers of The Lazuli Portals, a series of tales of the magical and the paranormal. Name the title of the first book in this series. (3 words)

https://lazuliportalswriting.wordpress.com/our-books/

Some clue photos can be found HERE!

Clue 10 can be found in the new Lancaster Gardens Natural Playground.

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 8

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 8

Sometimes the clues go missing and it can take me a day or two to replace the clue. 

Clue 8 Question….

Plymouth Author & Playwrite, Laura Quigley.

What is the title of Laura’s new children’s series of books, a fun time-travelling adventure for all ages?  (5 words)

http://wordmothers.com/2015/02/22/interview-with-author-laura-quigley/

Some clue photos can be found HERE!

Clue 9 can be found on the green space between Dorchester Avenue and Warwick Avenue.

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 7

Treasure Hunt Clue Question 7

Sometimes the clues go missing and it can take me a day or two to replace the clue. 

Clue 7 Question….

Plymouth Author & Artist, Chris Robinson.

In February 1982 Chris began writing his regular Saturday series for the local newspaper. the Evening Herald and still writes for them today; eight of his twenty or so books have been written in serial form for the paper.

What is the title of Chris Robinson’s Saturday series?  (3 words)

http://chrisrobinson.co.uk/about/chris/

Some clue photos can be found HERE!

Clue 8 can be found within the trees of Whitleigh Cross meadow. The main roundabout into Whitleigh and the 10 O’clock shop can be seen here.

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!