Press to launch a poetry collection

The latest poetry collection from Cullercoats publisher IRON Press is launched next week.

The intriguingly titled The Pale Handbag of the Apocalypse is the first full collection from Wylam writer Eileen Jones who previously edited The IRON Book of New Humorous Verse. It will be launched in Cullercoats library next Tuesday (June 10) at 7.30pm.

The event also includes live music from the Cullercoats jazz and blues singer Ruth Lambert.

Tickets cost £3, which includes a glass of wine, and can be ordered on (0191) 643 2073, though space is limited.

IRON Press has also announced that it plans to run a second festival following the success of The IRON Age Festival last year.

The Eclectic IRON Festival will take place in Cullercoats village in June 2015 and the programme is being worked out now.