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

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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.