poet will make his mark


Cromford Mills is launching its new season of spoken word nights on Friday, July 10, with a guest appearance from Mark Gwynne Jones in an evening not to be missed.

Words at the Wharf will take place from 7.15pm-9.15pm (free entry).

Derbyshire-based Mark Gwynne Jones will be performing a selection of his poetry and there will also be the opportunity for other writers to come along and showcase their own work in the relaxed atmosphere of Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café.

No advance booking is required, just turn up on the night and book a slot.

Alternatively, you may just wish to come along, sit back and enjoy the evening as it unfolds in front of you.

Five times Fringe award winner Mark Gwynne Jones is well known for his mind altering poetry with an almost music hall edge.

A skilful mix of humour and poignancy has made him a favourite of listeners to BBC Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret and Radio 3’s Late Junction.

As resident poet in four of London’s parks, Mark explored what is meant by ‘common ground’ in 21st century Britain.

In 2012, Mark and his band Psychicbread were commissioned to write and record a new collection of poems for his native Peak District.

He has published five collections of poetry and has appeared in numerous anthologies.

Earlier this year Mark toured southern India with Indian poet Mamta Sagar.

Words at the Wharf will take place on July 10, September 11 and November 13, from 7.15pm-9.15pm on the first floor of Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café (please note that this is accessed only by stairs). Entry is free.

For further information phone 01629 825995, email events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk or visit www.cromfordmills.org.uk