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Poetry in the Laughternoon

John Telfer
John Telfer

31st December 2013

BRACE funds research into Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in universities in the West of England and South Wales.

It helps scientists to understand the causes of dementia and improve diagnosis and treatments, and relies on voluntary donations, sponsorship, legacies, and fundraising events like the one we're doing in February.

I'm proud to be involved, alongside my friends, John Telfer and David Johnson. Over the years I've collaborated with them quite a few times.

John is probably best known as Ambridge's vicar, Alan Franks, but he's also recently played Johnny Cradock, Fanny's complex and longsuffering husband, and Philip Larkin. His acting by no means sums him up though: he's been a lead singer and keyboard player in a rock band, and is a talented composer and conductor, writing scores for everything from Shakespeare to pantomime—truly a polymath!

David Johnson
David Johnson

David is a poet's poet: He has performed his poems in Austin and Houston, in the New York Poetry Café and at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, to name but a few places.

He's quick on the poetic draw too. Whilst that's probably handy in Texas, it's invaluable in Oxford, England, where he won the Poetry Slam. As well as poetry, he sometimes co-writes BBC Radio Four Afternoon plays. His latest collection of Poems is ‘Fallen Apples’.

So I'm in august company! If you'd like to come and join us for music, poetry and fun, you'll be most welcome. You can get tickets via the BRACE web site.

Poetry in the Laughternoon
Feb. 23rd 2014, 2.00pm,
Cotham Parish Church, Bristol.

Happy New Year, David.