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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Celebrating Jack Clemo's centenary

For some years the Arts Centre Group (ACG) has run a poetry competition in memory of Cornish poet Jack Clemo. Entries have just closed for this year's edition, which marks the centenary of Clemo's birth.

On Saturday 14 May the ACG will be holding a day of celebration with special guests, at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity in Vere Street, London, culminating in the presentation of the 2016 Jack Clemo Poetry Competition prizes by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd Tim Thornton.

Highlights of the day's programme include:

11.00 Coffee and arrivals
11.25 Norman Stone introduces his 1980 BBC TV drama on the life of Jack Clemo "A Different Drummer”
12.30 Q and A with Director Norman Stone
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Keynote speech from Dr Luke Thompson, author of the new Jack Clemo biography, “Clay Phoenix. The Life and Writing of Jack Clemo”
14.30 Panel discussion with special guests including poet Steve Turner
15.30 Presentation of 2016 Jack Clemo Awards and reading of winning poems
16.45 Event ends

Tickets are £10 for the whole day including lunch/refreshments etc or £5 for either the morning or afternoon session with refreshments included. To help plan catering etc, ACG need you to book by FRIDAY 15th APRIL at the latest and send your payment by the end of April. The easiest way to pay is via the website -, or call the office between 11.30 and 5.30pm on the following days: Monday 11 and Friday 15 April – (0207 407 1881).


Jack Clemo - The Broadening Spring.

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