Coventry City of Culture 2021 Poets Laureate

Monday, September 13, 2021


Growing as a person is, I think, all about the bigger picture.

I watched last night’s US Open tennis final. Simply wow.

Mixed in with all of the other details it was interesting to hear the match comentator (a grand slam winner) saying that they, like one of the girls, had been told at school to pull back on tennis to concentrate on their academic studies. She said, with a smile in her voice, “I ignored the advice too”.

These girls’ resilience started early! Joy taken from a hobby is just as important as the rest of the jigsaw puzzle. The whole person is the whole point. Well done for ALL of the hard work!

#ChangingLivesCreatively #PositiveLifeChoices #TheWholePersonIsTheWholePoint

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


What do we think are the most important subjects to be taught to our children? Our rights and responsibilites really should be pretty high up the list in my opinion. The other day I was walking our dog in the park and was pretty horrified by the amount of rubbish that had been abandoned by evening party-makers. Thankfully, for me, my morning was saved by a little boy who said what I'd been thinking..."why do people do this!" He then told me that his family are members of a litter picking group and they'd been out clearing plastic bottles from local hedges a couple of days earlier.

It made me think of a fabulous group called 38 Degrees. Now I'm not promoting them, although I do think that what they do is fabulous, but I do love their idiology. Their names comes from "the angle at which snowflakes come together to form an avalanche"; a single voice or a single action CAN make a difference and even more so when those singles are added together!

We need to understand that our planet should be looked after, properly. We need to learn that alongside every other important need in our lives. Children are incredible. They learn fast and they learn early. Let's guide them well. Join The Complete Works in making a difference!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021


Coventry City of Culture 2021 Poets Laureate


Announcing the search for Coventry’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. Do you know, or are you, a young person who enjoys to write or perform poetry? As part of the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival Coventry 2021, Coventry Library Service and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 are looking for a young poet to represent the city from September 2021 until September 2023.

Applicants must be over 13 years old but younger than 18 on 31st August 2021. You must live, work or study in Coventry to apply.

Winston's Wish

Our young people need to be supported in so many ways as they navigate growing up. Winston's Wish was established in 1992 to support children at times of trauma. It's thankfully one of those that has survived the UK's financial roller coaster. It works in partnership with families and the community to provide comfort and care for our most vulernable. Thank heavens!