Beaminster Festival Fringe

Tuesday 18th June – 3pm – 4.30pm

Tickets from us on 01308 281110  or from Beaminster Festival website



Poetry and Music?

Intimate Friends?




A poetry reading at Tangerine Cafe , Beaminster by Elaine Beckett

with Sarah Barr and Kathy Oborne

Three Dorset poets thread paths between sounding and wording


Elaine Beckett won a Faber New Poets award in 2016 with her pamphlet (Faber New  Poets 13). Her 1st full length collection (Sea Creature Regrows Entire Body) is available from Verve Poetry Press. Elaine is also a musician.

Sarah Barr writes poetry and fiction, often about relationships, the natural world and current issues. Her poems have been shortlisted in the Bridport competition and twice awarded the Dorset Prize. Her poetry pamphlets are ‘January’ (2020) and ‘Hawthorn’ (2024). She was longlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2023.

Kathy Oborne was a teacher and now works for a local charity. Her poems often focus on family relationships and childhood. This year, one of Kathy’s poems made it to the long list of the National Poetry competition.



Writing groups and workshops at Tangerine during the festival period

Wednesday 19th June – Writing workshop with Lulu Allison  10am  – 12.45pm  – full details to be confirmed

Thursday 20th June – Wring workshop with Lulu Allison  – 1.30  – 4pm full details to be confirmed


Monday 24th June – Writing for wellbeing – 3-4 pm this is a free regular monthly event – all welcome