Date - 2nd July 2017
Venue - The Bandstand, Wandle Park, Croydon CR0 4XT
7th July 2017 - Poets Anonymous at Ruskin House
8th July 2017 - Poets Anonymous at the URC, East Croydon United Reform Church
On one of the most perfectly light and dazzling Summer days of 2017 a group of poets gathered in the Victorian Bandstand in Wandle Park. Each poet read 3 or 4 poems, with a range of styles and rhythms. The poems darted between themes, those that caught the ear were entertaining, perceptive, political, humorous, vengeful and proud, to name just a few. Each passing stranger dipped in for a few minutes, joined the throng underneath the bandstand's canopy, and then moved on into the park. There the ice cream seller pushed his cart from one spot to another in the hope of catching the sunbathers' attention.