Frogmore Press at the New Venture Theatre

Frogmore Press co-founder Jeremy Page, photographed by Peter Stewart.

On June 2nd, BHAC member the New Venture Theatre was host to a wonderful night of poetry in celebration of forty years of Frogmore Press. Readings from seven poets, including Jeremy Page, a Frogmore founding father, demonstrated the diverse nature of Frogmore Poets and of poetry itself and was enjoyed immensely by the audience.

The Frogmore Press was founded by André Evans and Jeremy Page at the Frogmore Tea Rooms in Folkestone in 1983. The Press has published hundreds of writers in its now bi-annual magazine The Frogmore Papers and also in individual collections and anthologies. Early work by numerous writers who have gone on to consolidate their reputations elsewhere appeared in the magazine.

The above quote is taken from the Frogmore Press website, which we recommend to all poets and poetry fans.

And don’t forget that the BHAC Poetry Competition will be open for entries very shortly!

Caroline Clark, Janet Sutherland, John O’Donoghue, Ros Barber, James Flynn, Robin Houghton at the New Venture Theatre. Photograph by Peter Stewart.