Poet’s continuing project with the lovely Miss G is scheduled for September.
Eave’s Wood in Silverdale is a location suggestion as is Jenny Brown’s Point.
These are beauty spots of Lancashire.
Meanwhile, the weather is dull and windy in Morecambe. Let’s hope for a mellow September and hope we can pass it off as June!
This post is late due to technical issues.
I am currently searching for a young actor aged 17-18 to play the part of a swain for a film of Oscar Wilde’s poem.
The film will be a voice-over with Miss G and her swain telling the story of young lovers through movement.
I accidentally met members of Morecambe Ramblers yesterday and left details to see if anyone can make suggestions for location shoots around Silverdale, one of Lancashire’s beauty spots and a tourist and walkers’ hotspot.
The shooting will be the end of August and the first few days in September now.
The situation now is that Poet is awaiting news from a youth group.
Thanks to photographers from Pexels for some of the shots for my slideshow.
Hope you enjoy it!
Poet is going to Keswick via Penrith where there will be a showing at the Alhambra Cinema of the 1974 film of
Swallows and Amazons starring the President of the Arthur Ransome Society Sophie Neville.
She is the author of a charming book
The Filming of Swallows and Amazons available on Amazon.
Until next week, enjoy the brilliant weather!
Hear the incredible story of the genius who faced obscurity and the rebel with a cause.
Poet’s unique lecture with films is on Thursday, 26th July from 6 pm to 7 pm.
The two films were made in co-operation with Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op and Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
To sample Poet’s work visit
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a sailor! was
Here is a fabulous update from Mr John Cooper.
Sailing was a large part of Wilde’s summer holiday in 1882! He enjoyed a large amount of time, (several days) on Robert Rossevelt’s yacht “Heart’s Ease.”
It is a name very much appropriate to both writers Arthur and Oscar!
It is also absolutely brilliant to know that
another writer connects Ransome to Wilde!
Thank you Mr John Cooper for sharing your information with Poet Speak!
WordPress does after all, connect people from round the world!
Mr Gyles Brandreth, wit, novelist and President of The Oscar Wilde Society in conversation with Poet at
The Platform in Morecambe before his current show
Break a Leg.
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Here is the exquisite Miss G, who will take the lead role in the film of Wilde’s
Garden of Eros.
2018 is the perfect year for a female lead as it is the centenary of women asserting themselves and gaining the vote in the UK!
As you see, Miss G is the perfect choice for a Wilde heroine, combining the beauty of youth with rustic romanticism.
Enjoy the slides as we prepare for the film.
Next week – Hello, Mr President!
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Here is an update on the present project-a film of Wilde’s poem
Garden of Eros.
The characters are the Lover and Beloved, her lovestruck swain.
The idea is that they will move to a Voice Over.
I first studied screenwriting with The Arvon Foundation, gaining a bursery to do so. It was near a place called Sheepwash in Devon. The course was superb. Centres are all over the United Kingdom. More can be found on https://www.arvon.org/course/.
Ms Lucy Scher and Mr Paul Fraser were my tutors.
Raindance taught me about film production.
For their courses see
They also run a film festival. Details are on
Their courses are excellent value for money and recommended!
Mr Ray Turner Director of Photography on most of my films has given permission to thank him for designing my logo since my initial post.
For more about him see http://www.lancastervideo.co.uk/. He was instrumental in establishing Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op. For more about us see our YouTube link.
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As Oscar Wilde has dominated recent posts it’s back to nature this week!
Sunday, 3rd June was the perfect day to catch up with The Arthur Ransome Experience!
Barbon Fell is a delightful place for this! It offers a true taste of pastoral England untouched by time!
It awakened a nostalgia for childhood and memories of placing stones across the water to create a pathway over the stream! I must have been about five years old at the time!
The Walkers and Blackett’s would love it!
Here are slides of a truly wonderful day and a magical landscape for you to enjoy!
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I am unexpectedly off to London on business and to see the work of Mr Neil Titley who has played Oscar Wilde round the world!
I am looking forward to meeting members of The Oscar Wilde Society and of course (hopefully) Mr Titley!
It would also be nice to try and catch up with members of The Arthur Ransome Society in London.
There is also news on the film of an excerpt of Wilde’s poem Garden of Eros.
The person playing the part of the Narrator (the Lover) is the delightful, beautiful Miss G who has a talent for acting and is also a musician who writes her own songs.
This is so appropriate for a poet whom Arthur Ransome recognised as a Gypsy academic whose poetic works had a proximity to folk song.
Now there is the search for a swain! He will be the Beloved.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday!
You will find links to my work that you can buy – including songs!
See my ghost poem Lakeside Lovers on video!
This was inspired by Lake Windermere and my project on Arthur Ransome and Oscar Wilde.