|Organiser Liz Lefroy makes us all feel welcome|
|Gareth Owen waves his specs for 'Are Yer There Moriarty?'|
That was not, in any way, the full strength of what Uncle Arthur did - after the 'sensitive ones who pressed flowers' had faded away and 'only the strong were left' they all played 'Are Yer There Moriarty?' which involved a pitched battle with a rolled up copy of The Liverpool Echo.
By the last lines the audience had become a little overwrought and had to steady up with gulps of our host venue's stonking coffee (thank you Evie and Simon).
|Gareth singing us deadpan songs|
'This morning,' cries Miss Creedle,
'We're all going to use our imaginations'
We all winced along, and Miss Creedle importuned her class with suggestions:
'Foetid is an exciting adjective'...
|Fine coffee, bottled beer and happy January people|
"Ciao bella", smiled Virgil Clenthills, all unfazed.
*Poetry Night at Shrewsbury Coffee House will be back on Thursday 7 February, when you can hear Rosie Shepperd (one of the winners of 2011's Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition), poet and novelist Julia Bell, Jack Edwards and, er, me.