Poets join forces for seasonal celebration

The new Jam Jar Cinema opens its doors in Whitley Bay.  GM022350
The new Jam Jar Cinema opens its doors in Whitley Bay. GM022350

Poets from across the region will be taking part in a special celebration this weekend.

Whitley Bay’s regular night for poets, Free as a Bard, will be given a season twist on Sunday at the Jam Jar Cinema.

Seven poets will each do a brief reading, followed by a live music set.

David Bateman, Andy Croft, Harry Gallagher, Eileen Jones, Kirsten Luckins, Ellen Phethean and Scott Tyrrel have all read at Free as a Bard in the last two years.

They will be followed by a set by Dylan Mortimer.

And a special cake will be made by Sue Pethybridge for the occasion, with slices sold in aid of the homeless.

The event starts at 8pm.

Tickets are £5 and can be ordered online at www.jamjarcinema.com or direct from the Jam Jar Cinema in Park Avenue, opposite the Park View shopping centre. Booking is essential.