Charity Poetry book launch celebrating Hessle Road

Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group and friends invite you to the launch of ‘Hessle Road’ by P.H. Rose at Kardomah 94.  The debut collection of poems reads as testimony to the author’s home town, its people and the street where he lived. 

butterflies logoThis special book launch event 27 May 1 – 4pm will mark the end of a week of activities to raise awareness of support and services, for those living with dementia and other memory loss conditions, in the Hull area. And is part of the national campaign for Dementia Action Week 21 – 27 May encouraging people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to make a dementia-friendly UK.

Copies of ‘Hessle Road’ by P.H. Rose will be on sale during the day. It is the author’s wish for proceeds from the sales of the book, to be donated to Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group.

Join us on May 27 from 1 – 4pm as we explore this much-loved part of the city, past and present, through readings of the uninhibited verse of P.H. Rose. The poems have proved so popular on Hessle Road heritage-based social media groups, they have now been collated into one anthology simply called Hessle Road. The collection features poems that reflect a life living and working ‘on rerd’ with titles such as Bones no fish (the filleter’s fun) Homebirth on Tadman Street, Real Football Players and My Street.

Alongside readings from ‘Hessle Road’ event host Michelle Dee will lead a discussion exploring the character and spirit of Hessle Road and also find out from June Cooke, how Butterflies, is working towards making Hull a dementia friendly city.   

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The author to be joined on stage by a number of special guests including: Historian Dr. Brian W. Lavery, author of ‘Headscarf Revolutionaries’ and ‘The Luckiest Thirteen’ (Barbican Press) and consultant on BBC4 documentary ‘Hull’s Headscarf Heroes’ (Testimony Films) broadcast February 2018.

June Cooke Founder of Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group (registered charity) providing support to people living with dementia and related conditions.

Nat Taylor founder of Hessle Road Strong Women, Nat was one of Lil’s Lasses from Lil the Play the hugely popular community play by Val Holmes.

Dave Windass writer, theatre-maker festival organiser actively involved in Hull’s arts scene for over two decades.

Poets Sue and Terry Ireland and Michelle Dee spoken word artist and blogger.

Expect a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with a number of enjoyable fundraising activities and events, during the afternoon.

Refreshments available from Kardomah 94 Hull’s premiere bar and restaurant, theatre venue.

Find event on Facebook Hessle Road Charity Book Launch

Free Event. No Booking Required. Donations to Butterflies warmly appreciated. All proceeds from the event to go to Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group.

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Pic: The Butterfly Effect #understanddementia from Butterflies MLSG for Creative Communities Programme Hull 2017

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