The Bunbury Speaks Podcast Episode 2

 

Here we are again on our own…

Only we’re not on our own are we lovely listeners, because you’re here.

This time we bring you an interview so electric even the weather joined in!  we has a thunder storm right the way through most of it and editor Keri loved every minute of it.
In this episode we discuss education, Shakespeare, trouser rippage, running, pies, chicken nuggets and the answer to the most important question on the Bunbury team’s mind and one that has burned through the ages;
What Paul’s zombie apocalypse plan is.
All this and more!

Below you’ll find all of the links we talked about in the show.

You can see Paul’s work and get in touch with him via Facebook at
https://m.facebook.com/teacherwriterPJ/
We really do advise that you check him out. He’s a lovely guy and his poetry books are well worth investing in.

Speaking of which, here’s a link to his shop http://thedramastudio.org.uk/shop/ on his website, http://thedramastudio.org.uk/#
There are loads of things to discover so do visit and take a gander and keep up to date with his blog!

One of the things we talk about is a wonderful coincidence which not only went viral but made it to the paper.
Read more here because it’s a brilliant story.
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/16235274.Ramsbottom_dad_s_SATS_poem_goes_viral/

Finally, as mentioned above, we spoke about Paul’s passion for running. He runs for charity a lot and has a just giving page. His next run is for the cancer charity Macmillan. Please give what you can. It will be much appreciated by us an him.
https://www.justgiving.com/PJonthego

As always the music was by the brilliant Midlane, click on his face below for more!
It was produced by Keri Moriarty for the internet.

Liked this podcast? Want to help Bunbury carry on bringing you wonderful entertainment? Please hit the donate link below and give what you can. We love what we do and hope you love it too.
Thank you.

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Just Write Speaks 2018 – 29/05/18: Lisa Bower and Haiku Death Match

May the return of Just Write Speaks be with you! The regular spoken word event from Bunbury Publishing is back in your ears for another event of live poetry and general funny business (not like that). This time round, our headliner was the wonderful Lisa Bower.

Lisa Bower is from Liverpool – but has lived in Blackpool so long all but the twang has faded away. She is a lecturer of English Language, a writer of children’s fiction and organiser of the Pub Poets’. In poetry she writes about female experience from the perspective of women who don’t always have the freedom to explore feminism, focusing on the intersectionality of class and womanhood. She is a firm believer in education and sexual liberation, as well as owning up to only being able to do the best that we can do.

Lisa likes pink stationery, Terry Pratchett and a well made old fashioned. You can find her on Twitter: @LKpreztoday

She is also the host of the wonderful Pub Poets in Blackpool, alongside Ashley R Lister.

Speaking of, this event we had the honour of hosting Pub Poets’ Haiku Death Match: 8 poets enter, 1 is left standing victorious as they all compete in knockout rounds to claim the winning spot. The competitors were Christopher Moriarty, Broccan Tyzack-Carlin, Keri Moriarty, Rosa Wright, Paul Jenkins, Fiona Nuttall, Christopher Bowles and Malika Street.

The open micers this time were:

In the first half, Chris Neilson, Rosa Wright, Paul Jenkins, Matthew Hadfield and Greg Nowell.

In the second half, Elaine Biddulph, Christopher Bowles, Broccan Tyzack-Carlin, Fiona Nuttall and Mike Bedigan.

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Over an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may even be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

Donate to Just Write Speaks

Just Write Speaks is a Bunbury Publishing Ltd. production for the internet. It was devised by Christopher Moriarty & Keri Moriarty. It was hosted by Christopher Moriarty & Keri Moriarty and Malika Street.

Just Write Speaks 2018 – 24/04/18: Genevieve L Walsh and Rose Condo

Just Write Speaks is back, guys! Another edition of the live spoken word event hosted by Bunbury Publishing. This event is a feast of spectacular poetry from Genevieve L Walsh and Rose Condo.

Geneviève L. Walsh is a Yorkshire-raised Londoner and writer of poetry that ‘shines an unforgiving light on contemporary life and manners, doing so with words which are full of sometimes shocking honesty’ (WF Live). She’s taken her work about alienation, inebriation and pop music to every kind of stage from tiny backstreet pubs to major festivals since her stage debut in 2012. She is proudly Epileptic, proudly Bisexual and unavoidably Goth.
Go to www.genevievelwalsh.com to find out more.

Rose Condo is a multiple slam-winning Canadian poet, Rose’s work is ‘honest, unflinching and deeply human’ (Dominic Berry, Glastonbury Poet in Residence 2017). She has performed across the UK, including supporting Shane Koyczan and Hollie McNish. Her show ‘How To Starve An Artist’ was Saboteur’s Runner Up Best Spoken Word Show 2017. Rose hosts Queenie’s Coffee House Nights at the Lawrence Batley Theatre and runs creative writing workshops for young people and adults.
Go to www.rosecondo.net to find out more!

The open micers for this event were:

In the first half, Paul Jenkins, Pete Slater, Ros Ballinger and Chris Neilson.

In the 2nd half, Fiona Nuttall, Matthew Crossley, Greg Nowell and Zoe Jenkinson (not Jackson!).

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Over an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may even be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

Donate to Just Write Speaks

Just Write Speaks is a Bunbury Publishing Ltd. production for the internet. It was devised by Christopher Moriarty & Keri Moriarty. It was hosted by Christopher Moriarty & Keri Moriarty and Malika Street.

The Mencap Heaton Park 10K Run on 13th May 2018

They say the key to a good race day is good race day preparation. Eat well, train conservatively and stay focused on the run.

I must admit, my preparation was lacking in all three areas. In the weeks leading up to the Mencap Heaton Park 10K run, I was deep in the panic of end-of-year university assignments – one of 4,000 words and one of 3,500 words, neither of which I had any clue how to handle. I was eating more junk than I should have done, had not been out running for two weeks and was constantly distracted in ever-increasingly creative procrastination (I do now have a pristine front garden and an expanded Lego collection!)

In the midst of all this, I knew the run was around the corner and that it was for a brilliant cause – raising funds in order to help those with learning difficulties. Being a scholar in inclusive education, it was a cause I was keen to get behind as much as possible. I spread the word to friends, family, colleagues and running buddies that I was fund-raising for the 10K run and they all rallied round. Despite the lack of physical training, I was as prepared as I could be.

I woke up on race day with a hot ball of tension in my stomach. I did not feel ready at all for the run and was seriously doubting my ability to get through it, despite the fact that 3 weeks early I had managed to run 21K (which is a half marathon). I put together my race day outfit – a Captain America compression top, skin-tight running leggings and shorts – and headed out to the tram on an overcast morning. My hopes were my outfit would compliment the weather and keep me comfortable on the run. It I could hit a good stride, the tension would dissipate.

When I arrived to Heaton Park, I picked up my race pack, which included my race number – 135 which was very apt for the location – and a wonderfully and vividly pink #TeamMencap t-shirt. I popped this on over my compression, attached my number to the shirt and headed out in search of water. It had now started to heat up.

As I wandered around the race village, the nervousness I was feeling melted away. 300 people – a sea of pink. A crowd of generous and motivated fund-raisers all together for a brilliant cause.  I began to spot a few familiar faces in the throng. There was a colleague from the school at which I work. We took this as an opportunity to bond – I am still fairly new to the school and am trying to get to know everybody better. There were many selfies taken in our matching t-shirts.

After the warm up, lead by representatives from Pure Gym (at which I am a member), we were at the start line, Anticipation was building.

And building.

And then we were off! We were all completing two laps around Heaton Park, taking in some of the finest sights this beautiful and historic park. The start/finish line was at Heaton Hall (which is where some scene’s from David Tennant’s Casanova were filmed). We went around the golf course, boating lake and saw plenty of horses. A better route could not have been asked for.

I, however, did not have chance to take in many of these sights as I had my own sight set on finishing in 55 minutes. I raced away and tried to keep a pace that was moderate yet challenging. On the first lap, I got talking to a lovely Canadian man who was aiming for the same finish time as myself. We had an engrossing and enlightening chat as we ran around Heaton Park.

However, the sun had now come out in force and after 20 minutes, I was marinated in myself (I know, gross. Sorry!) and my water was warm and providing no hydration at all. At the end of the first lap was a hill.

No, sorry. A HIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL.

It broke me. After 26 minutes of running, I took a walking rest. No shame in this at all but the walking rests, in the heat and the hills, came thicker and faster. My new friend raced on and I was starting to struggle.

Then I came back to the HIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL. If I was broken after the first climb, I was utterly finished halfway up the second climb. My colleague caught up with me just before the finish, encouraging me to keep going, keep running. I could not. My back was gone, I had two major stitches and I was as dry as burnt toast.

I eventually got to the top of the hill. I picked my pace back up on the final straight to the finish line. All the runners that had finished were lined up and cheering the finishers as they crossed the line. It was such a relief and such a boost to hear their shouts as I finished.

It was a long, hard, hot run. It was for a great cause. It was worth it.

In the end, my fund-raising efforts garnered £182. I am grateful to every single person for sponsoring.

My finish time was 56:33. 1 second slower than my best 10K time.

Oh, I will be back next year Heaton Park, and I will beat your HIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL.

Many thanks to all of those at Mencap for a wonderful event and in particular Lucy for all her encouragement.

Just Write Speaks 2018 – 27/03/18: Mike Bedigan & Rosa Wright

Welcome to another edition of Just Write Speaks, the live spoken word event from Bunbury Publishing! The headliners for this event were Mike Bedigan and Rosa Wright.

If you enjoyed Rosa’s words, she’s doing a show on 5th July at Gulliver’s NQ in Manchester. It’s called The Love Calculator and can details can be found by clicking the show title.

The open micer’s for this event were Matthew Hadfield, Paul Grace, Fiona Nuttall, Broccan Tyzack-Carlin, Elaine Biddulph and Greg Nowell.

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Almost an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may even be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

Just Write Speaks 2018 – 30/01/18: Broccan Tyzack-Carlin

Welcome to the first Just Write Speaks of 2018! The first episode of this stream. Just Write Speaks is a spoken word event with headliners and open-micers and it is always, as you will soon here, a joy to be there.

For this event, our headliners were Broccan Tyzack-Carlin and Danny Murphy. What a way to kick off the year! Unfortunately, there was an issue with part two of the recording so that has been lost (we’ll just have to get Danny back again very soon.

In this recording, you will hear the words of Paul Jenkins, Mike Bedigan, Benjamin Guilfoyle and Sharon Lowe, as well as the first headliner Broccan. It’s a treat, we can tell you.

WARNING – This has been edited by Christopher and he has no idea what he is doing. The sound may get a little loud from time to time so do not listen to it at full volume!

For more information of upcoming gigs,  head over to our Just Write page on Facebook.

Just Write Speaks is a monthly event hosted at The Old White Lion in Bury. Whilst the venue is free, we do like to make sure we can cover the cost of our headliners’ travel and what not. If you enjoyed this, please consider clicking the link below to donate to us via PayPal. Almost an hour of entertainment must be worth about £5. We may even be able to get Christopher some lessons on how to use Audacity!

The Bunbury Speaks Podcast Episode 1

Hello, is it Bunburyyyy you’re looking for?

Of course it is! And we’re not ones to disappoint, so, here’s Episode 1 to sink your… ears? into?
In this episode we talk to poet, musician and superb human being, Malika Street and hear her section of our story.

During the interview we discuss heady topics like Harry Potter, Peanut Butter, Manchester and the Zombie flavoured end times though, not in that exact order.

Music as per is by the astounding Midlane. Half man, half myth, all legend.
Find out more by clicking on the picture below.
Go on, Clock on his beautiful face, you know you want to…

The Bunbury Speaks Podcast Episode 0

Here it is, please enjoy. We start the tale which will continue though the podcast.
In this episode you will hear the voices of Keri Moriarty and Christopher Moriarty.
The opening of the story was conceived and written by Christopher Moriarty.

The Bunbury Speaks Podcast was produced by Keri Moriarty for the internet.

The music is by Midlane. Listen to more from him here. Go on, click his beautiful face:

Just Write Speaks 2018!

There is literally no way to be modest about this. Everybody absolutely CRUSHED IT!
The night started with people pouring through the glass and wooden revolving door of The Old White Lion, Bury. Before we knew it we were faced with over 40 people, expectant and excited for some spoken word of the highest calibre and they were not disappointed.
We began with our first group of  open mic slots which were filled by the following wonderful people:

Paul Jenkins,
Mike Bedigan,
Benjamin Guilfoyle,
Sharon Lowe
and
Fiona Nuttall

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait. Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait. Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

There was as always, a wonderfully eclectic display of pieces from all which set the tone for the evening and also sent the audience wild with anticipation for the first of our headliners, the extremely talented Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

A natural showman, his set was energetic, tenderly written and exceptionally funny with topics ranging from Royal Panto to Pigeons and much more. The entire room erupted with laughter and applause.
He also promises to defiantly come back and perform with us again in the not too distant future. This makes us very happy bunnies indeed.

After that stunning performance, we took a break to prepare for more greatness in the second half which opened with the completely wonderful Danny Murphy which, in his own words, just really likes poems and boy does he write excellence.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

With humour and jolliness in every word, his set simply burst with cheekiness and fabulously penned pieces with each poem leaving the audience wanting more and he obliged.
The fantastic news is that he’s coming back too at some point in the future! Superb or what?!

To finish, we had another set of open mic performers, starting with a touch of ‘Sit Down’ comedy from Matthew Hadfield. All of the performers we had were incredible. And who were these legends? I hear you cry. They were the following, I reply:

Matthew Hadfield,
Pete Slater
Zoe Jackson,
Greg Nowell
&
George Melling,

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

 

 

 

 

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

We had a truly wonderful night and we wish you could have been there.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

Geoff Bunbury Moriarty's portrait.

The next event is on the 27th. Our headliners are Fiona Nuttall and Benjamin Guifoyle and they will be awesomely amazing so see you there?
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