Tuesday, 30 November 2010

First night at our new venue last Sunday 28 November

We were delighted with the turn out for the fabulous Heather Wastie who had braved not only the weather but also illness and injury to be with us.

The upstairs room at The Sozzled Sausage soon filled up and all the very comfy leather sofas fully utilised!! We had to quickly grab some garden chairs to accomodate everyone! Moral of this story- arrive early for the comfy seats!

Thanks to the very helpful landlord, Greg, who stayed open late specially on Sunday for PureandGoodandRight.

Thanks everyone!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Next event Sunday 28 November

Our next Open Mic poetry event takes place on Sunday 28 November at 7.30pm at our brand new venue, The Sozzled Sausage, Leamington Spa CV32 4NX.

How to get to The Sozzled Sausage.

Each month we invite a fabulous guest performance poet. This month we are delighted to have with us the highly amusing and very clever Heather Wastie.
Heather Wastie is a wordsmith, humorist and musician with a rich professional life as poet, composer, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and facilitator. She has published 3 illustrated poetry collections and often uses technology to create innovative pieces including music, spoken word and found sound. She is proud to be winner of the first PureandGoodandRight Poetry Slam in August 2010!

She has been described as multi-talented, a polymath, and it has been said that her work is clever, sophisticated, funny, touching, original, quirky, probing and poignant. On November 28th, at our fantastic new venue, she will attempt to live up to this reputation by performing poems and songs which represent and illuminate the range of her work to date.

If you would like to know more about Heather, see

DEFINITELY AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED! With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!

Come and share your poems - seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!
Admission £3 (£2 Student/OAP)If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email pgrpoetry@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Great news! A new home for PureandGoodandRight

At last we have found a brand new venue we think we can reliably call home...we are all really excited!....

Announcing the fantastic pub- The Sozzled Sausage, 141 Regent Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4NX

The landlords have been very welcoming and enthusiastic about our performance poetry night. They have had the pub for just 8 months and in that time have really turned it round into a popular town venue.

The decor is eclectic, with plenty going on on other nights of the week and, amongst other things, a good selection of local beers. You can eat there too! The space we have to use is just great! It is a private upstairs room, a bit like The Fox only more upmarket and warmer! There are lovely leather settees, great decor, a bar......helping to create that cosy intimate space that is conducive to performing our poetry.

Look forward to seeing you all there on 28 November!!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A poem for our blog from Maggie Doyle

It's such a pleasant, peaceful place
Your wonderful Blog page
And perfectly acceptable
To poets of any age
And so with pen in ageing hand
When I feel the need to write
I will, with speed, (well as quick as I can)
And send it to your site.
9 Nov 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


We are extremely pleased to announce that PGR now has it's very own blogspot!!! Please have a look and let us have your comments/ poetry!

We also thought we would take this opportunity to let you know of some the upcoming local poetry events:

23 November- Poetry Bites with Jacqui Rowe- guest Joel Lane- at The Kitchen Garden Cafe www.jacquirowe.com

25 November- Hit the Ode- inaugural night- The Victoria, Birmingham. Info from bohdan@applesandsnakes.org

25 November- Birmingham poets book Launch at The Drum, Aston

28 November- PureandGoodandRight with the brilliantly talented and very funny Heather Wastie

30 November & 1 December- SNUG by Brewer's Troupe at The Hollybush, Cradley Heath 8pm. To reserve tickets phone Emma on 07950 165265
or email

9 December- Public Address (Apples & Snakes Tour) at the MAC featuring the wonderful Mark Niel

Hope to see you somehere soon!