Black Country Classics – Update

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Work on Black Country Sketches and Metallum Martis is now near completion.  The covers of both books are ready and the introductions written.  The only outstanding work is a final correction on the script of Metallum Martis.  The titles should … Continued

Ghost Voices Now Available

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Set within the turmoil of the Vietnam war, Ghost Voices is a stark depiction of the affects of combat upon some of the men of 2 Bravo 6 Platoon Royal Marines; their relationships, attitudes and reactions to dealing with the … Continued

Spakemon’s 2nd Book

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With work almost complete on the cartoons Billy Spakemon has been doing for Greg Stokes’s spoof detective novel a second volume of his own dialect verse has been mooted, this time with cartoons to supplement the poems. The second book … Continued

Tossie Looking To TV

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Tossie Patrick is considering dramatising life in a 1920s Black Country township as first described in her booklet A Pocketful of Memories – Blackheath with a view to submitting it to local TV stations.  She was encouraged to take this … Continued

Spakemon Storms Tividale

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Poet and performer Billy Spakemon’s gig at the Red Lion in Tividale went down a storm on Saturday 4th October when he performed two 40 minute sets.  As always, entirely new material was produced for both sets including “Battles wi … Continued