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Can I have a Word Please?

The Rushlake Green Village Players are inviting you to propose poems, or pieces of writing, that you’d enjoy hearing read live by the Players’ members.


In putting together the Little Arts Festival this year the organisers have been eager to include plenty of opportunities for those attending to get involved. Which is how the Village Players came up with this idea of inviting people to propose favourite readings they’d like to share informally, or have read by one of the Village Players’ acting team. It could be a poem, an extract of prose, a speech from a play, or even the words of a song. Or would you like to share or perform some of your own writing? 


As they say in the festival programme:
“The Village Players have put together and performed a great variety of poems and readings over the years and our audiences have enjoyed hearing both traditional and modern works, some themed, some serious and others humorous. This workshop will be for those who want to perform and for those who just choose to listen to the much loved words of others, in an informal setting”. 


And this call for participation is already being enthusiastically received. Many of those who are members of local book clubs are expressing an interest in suggesting poems or pieces of writing to be read. And local poets are getting in touch to offer pieces to be read, or which they’d like to present themselves. 


Suggesting works to be included couldn’t be easier. Simply email your ideas to by August 9th. Include, if possible, the author and whether you wish to read it yourself or to have it read by one of the Village Players.


Can I Have a Word Please - with the Village Players will be an informal affair from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 17th August, in the Dunn Village Hall. Reflecting the festival aims of making this festival as accessible as possible, those attending will be asked to ‘Pay what you like’ with a suggested contribution of £5-£10 (or more) if affordable. You can make a donation towards the festival costs by buying a ticket in advance online, or your can just turn up on the day. 


This is a great idea from the Village Players and we hope lots of people will join them for what promises to be a lively and memorable afternoon of inspirational writings.

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