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

 

 

Gallery

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 1

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

Clue 1 Question….

 

Plymouth Author Babs Horton.

Bab’s 1st book, A Jarful of Angels, won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and she was shortlisted for the Authors Club Award, Dandelion Soup.

Dandelion Soup was published in 2004 and her new novel, Recipes For Cherubs, has now been published.

In which year was Wildcat Moon published?  (4 numbers)

http://www.babshorton.co.uk/

Clue 2 can be found near Whitleigh Bridge in a tree near the road.

Some clue photos can be found HERE!

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

Treasure Hunt Clues Photos

 

P1000316 Clue 1 is here on Whitleigh Green! If the clue has gone missing use the spoilers to help you on your way here!

P1000309 Clue 4 is here at Aylesbury Crescent Park. The children keep burying the clue! Here is the spoiler clue here!

P1000310 Clue 5 is here at Norwich Avenue Shops. Clue 5 keeps going missing and has been replaced several times. If you cannot find it you will find the clue question in this link

P1000314 Clue 2 is here at Whitleigh Bridge. This clue has also disappeared several times. The clue should be in a tree near the road. Find help with the spoiler here!

P1000306Clue 6 is here at the Old Playground at Lancaster Gardens.

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

 

The Whitleigh Words Festival Big Finale

The Whitleigh Words Exhibition 
Saturday 3rd October
PART 1
9.00 am – 4.30pm 
A Festival of colour and verse, all of the Word Contest entries will be tied with ribbons to the 69 trees on Whitleigh Green.
Spend some time reading the poetry, songs and stories, take photos, enjoy reading the works of our local talented writers!
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PART 2 
Saturday 3rd October
The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015 Finale!
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry & Free refreshments
MC For The Afternoon is the fabulous Scott Cook!
 
Scrabble for fun!
BOOK – SIGNING with
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Susmita Bhattacharya LINK
 
READINGS 
In the conference room
Various Readings and talks in the conference room. 30 minute sessions
1pm – 1.30pm – Author/ Writer Susmita Bhattachrya
3pm – 3.30pm – Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan
 
STORY-TELLING
12.30pm – 12.45pm & 2.30pm – 2.45pm – Carly Cavilla-Hunt – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions FREE in the conference room.
 
LIVE MUSIC
In the main hall
12.15pm – 12.45pm – Jasmine Tyson
1.45pm- 2.15pm –  Mike Fullerton
2.15pm – 2.45pm – Emma Lovering
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Children’s Word Craft Table
Memory Books by Angie White
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
Whitleigh Big Local 
FREE Face Painting for the children with Creative Faces Plymouth
FREE Refreshments
FREE BOOKS!
 
 
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 PART 3
The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale
The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road.
October 3rd
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Entry
 
5.15pm – 5.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
5.30pm – 6pm – Live music with Jason Peerless
6.00pm – Prize Giving
6.15pm – 6.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
6.30pm – 7pm – Jane Anderson-Brown – English Art Songs website
7pm – 7.15pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
7.15pm – 7.30pm – Whitleigh Writer Ray Glasson
7.30pm – 8pm – Miss Von Trapp – Cello/Humour website
8pm – 8.15pm – Live music with Jason Peerless
8.15pm – 8.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
9pm – Live music until close with Paul Kay, Elvis Impressionist.
 
FREE ENTRY
Deckchairs optional!
 
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Supported & Funded by Vital Sparks
Supported by 
PCC
PCH
Plymouth Culture
Whitleigh Time Bank
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St Georges Day Festival Photo Album & Whitleigh Wireless Recordings

This event was held as a part of the Whitleigh Words Festival 2015

Organised by Whitleigh Arts founder Sandy Wager & iOrchestra/Music Lab’s Gemma Ward

Thank you to everyone who helped out and to all who came along to enjoy a fun filled day of free live entertainment.

Listen to the Whitleigh Wireless Recordings of the day HERE!

Click on a photo to enlarge it.

Whitleigh Community Primary School Taiko Drummers kicked off the event at 1pm

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1.30pm: Poetry readings from the children of WoodView School kindly helped along by Story-Teller & Poet Andy Blackwell

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2pm  The Plymouth Morris Dancers/Mummers with audience participation.

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3pm Singer Isobel Cleverley

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4pm Miss Von Trapp

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5pm Frizzante

Jane Anderson-Brown & Dawn Fallon

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And now for the other stars of the show!

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Gemma Ward interviewing Maggie Graham on Whitleigh Wireless

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The Music Lab Truck

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Writer Ray Glasson talking to a resident

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Does anyone know their names?

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A budding new musician trying out the Taiko drums!

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Mrs Andrews and one of our lovely volunteers.

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Star Drew from the Whitleigh Time Bank Team

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The Whitleigh Wireless Team

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Ray Glasson Chair of the Whitleigh Writers