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Wordybirds July 1, 2020 – Part 1

Wed 1st Jul '20, 11:00am

A poem by young poet Maya Allen from Canterbury about heritage and identity, plus Big Onion, Small Fry, a poem by James Fernie. Thanks to James for contributing so much material!

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Wordybirds July 1, 2020 – Part 2

Wed 1st Jul '20, 12:30pm

An edition of Radio Free Kinsley, from Jimmy Andrex and Pascha Taylor. Thanks to Jimmy for all his many and varied contributions to Wordybirds.

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Wordybirds June 30, 2020 – Part 2

Tue 30th Jun '20, 12:30pm

The Last True King of England, a short story by Otley writer and sheep farmer Stephanie Shields.

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Wordybirds June 29, 2020 – Part 1

Mon 29th Jun '20, 11:00am

Harald’s Yard, a story by P.J.Quinn read by our redoubtable reader Pam Hilton. Thanks to Pam for reading over 75 pieces of writing over the lockdown period.

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Wordybirds June 29, 2020 – Part 2

Mon 29th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Peter Spafford introduces the third in his series of 8 Song Portraits of older people in the city. Song Portraits is a project funded by Leeds Inspired.

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Wordybirds June 26, 2020 – Part 1

Fri 26th Jun '20, 11:00am

A poem by Kathleen Strafford, My Cat, followed by This is Our Night by Laura Potts.

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Wordybirds June 26, 2020 – Part 2

Fri 26th Jun '20, 12:30pm

The Show of a Lifetime, a story by Roz Kendall read by Pam Hilton. Plus Wild, Says Who?, a story from Glasgow by James Fernie.

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Wordybirds June 25, 2020 – Part 2

Thu 25th Jun '20, 12:30pm

A story by Steve Pease, Drive In Saturday, read by Paul Mckendrick. And a poem about celandines and the sun by Pauline Kirk, read by Pam Hilton.

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Wordybirds June 25, 2020 – Part 1

Thu 25th Jun '20, 11:00am

Teresa Neli, Irish poet, reads two poignant poems: I Will Have Wings, and Renewal. Plus Visions Before Midnight by Clive James, read by Jimmy Andrex.

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Wordybirds June 24 – Part 1

Wed 24th Jun '20, 11:00am

Two poems by Pauline Kirk read by Pam Hilton: Brief Magic and Bindweed, followed by Dangling Delights, a story by Stephanie Shields.

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Wordybirds June 24 – Part 2

Wed 24th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Irish poet Teresa Neli reads three tender poems: Sonnet for Chris, Duet, and Elements of Love.

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Wordybirds June 23, 2020 – Part 1

Tue 23rd Jun '20, 11:00am

A touching and reflective piece from Jimmy Andrex, You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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Wordybirds June 23 – Part 2

Tue 23rd Jun '20, 12:30pm

Peter Spafford introduces the second in his series of Song Portraits of older people in Leeds during lockdown: Happy Disposition.

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Wordybirds June 22, 2020 – Part 1

Mon 22nd Jun '20, 11:00am

On Lady Lane, a story by Steph Shields; plus the first in a series of true stories titled Finchy, Tink, Skinner and Bub by Tony Abbott from a Yorkshire pit village in the 1950’s.

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Wordybirds June 22, 2020 – Part 2

Mon 22nd Jun '20, 12:30pm

The Colleague Who Came to Stay, a story by Linda Casper read by Pam Hilton, and The Old School by Pauline Kirk, also read by Pam Hilton.

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Wordybirds June 19, 2020 – Part 1

Fri 19th Jun '20, 11:00am

Milner House, a poem by Alison Faye; Shed, a story by Pam Line; and Dead Cert, a story by Roz Kendall.

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Wordybirds June 19, 2020 – Part 2

Fri 19th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Two poems from James Fernie, his own A Day in the Life of Kirkstall Abbey, followed by one from Billy Collins, Bar Time.

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Wordybirds June 18, 2020 – Part 1

Thu 18th Jun '20, 11:00am

Kathleen Strafford, with a tribute to the poet Shelley and his wife Mary, plus a poem by Laura Potts, Sweet Autumn.

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Wordybirds June 18, 2020 – Part 2

Thu 18th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Pam Hilton reads Overboard, a story by regular Deli contributor, Ann Clarke.

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Wordybirds June 17, 2020 – Part 1

Wed 17th Jun '20, 11:00am

Etcetera, short fiction by Pauline Kirk, read by our reader in chief, Pam Hilton.

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Wordybirds June 17, 2020 – Part 2

Wed 17th Jun '20, 12:30pm

A tune from Owen Spafford on his merry fiddle, followed by an excerpt from the book, Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman, read by its greatest admirer, Jimmy Andrex.

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Wordybirds June 16, 2020 – Part 1

Tue 16th Jun '20, 11:00am

Two stories from Found Fiction read by Sophie Jane: Portrait of an Unknown Woman, and Maybe Its Me by Katie Lodge.

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Wordybirds June 16, 2020 – Part 2

Tue 16th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Peter Spafford with the first of a series of Song Portraits: an introduction to the project and the song itself, Exuberant Personality.

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Wordybirds June 15, 2020

Mon 15th Jun '20, 11:00am

Jimmy Andrex and Pascha Taylor storm back with Episode 8 of Radio Free Kinsley.

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Wordybirds June 12, 2020 – Part 1

Fri 12th Jun '20, 11:00am

Part 3 of Alison Deering’s story about the 89 year old Milly under lockdown.

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Wordybirds June 12, 2020 – Part 2

Fri 12th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Jimmy Andrex reads Number 10 in the series 52 Most Depressing Songs by Tom Reynolds. This one features Loretta Lynn on prison.

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Wordybirds June 11, 2020 – Part 1

Thu 11th Jun '20, 11:00am

Kathleen Strafford with a poem, Amelia and Archie, followed by Part 2 of Alison Deering’s story about the redoubtable Milly.

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Wordybirds June 11, 2020 – Part 2

Thu 11th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Part 2 of The Rocking Horse, a story by Martin Thomasson.

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Wordybirds June 10, 2020 – Part 1

Wed 10th Jun '20, 11:00am

Jimmy Andrex reads Part 1 of Vox Pop, his witty and engaging history of 1970’s popular poetry.

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Wordybirds June 10, 2020 – Part 2

Wed 10th Jun '20, 12:30pm

Kathleen Strafford with a poem, In The Photo; and Alison Deering with Part 1 of a moving story about age and resistance centring on the character of Millie.