A Troubadour Day at Barton Court, Christmas 2019

On a bright, fierce, freezing day in December, an enthusiastic group of poets gathered for our latest Troubadour Day at Barton Court, under the Malverns. Barton Court is a Georgian gem of a country house tucked under the hills. It has a tithe barn, a medieval dovecot, a piggery, a ferretry – and a hound-wash, just to be going on with. It’s run by its … Continue reading A Troubadour Day at Barton Court, Christmas 2019

May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them

Ink-stained fingers marked the marvellous weekend I’ve just spent being The Spellwright for Ludlow Medieval Fayre. Thank you for having me! For two days I wrote spells, one after another, for everyone from 4 to 94. Do you know, in five years of Spellwrighting, no-one, no-one at all, of any age, has ever asked for money? Or riches. Or treasure. Here’s a selection! A beautiful … Continue reading May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them