Hot on the heels of screening the online premiere of East Coast Fever – the short film by Dave Lee featuring the musings of With-based poet Dean Wilson – Back to Ours are proud to launch the Dean Wilson Film Club.
Taking place on the last Thursday of every month – starting 24 September – a brand new recording will premiere on the Back to Ours Facebook and twitter accounts, with Dean performing work in his inimitable style.
Dean’s star’s been steadily rising over the past years, with the success of collections Sometimes I’m So Happy I’m Not Safe On The Streets, Take Me Up The Lighthouse, and With. He’s also become a twitter obsession for many with his ‘pebble of the day’, featuring the weird and wonderful things he finds when wandering Withernsea beach.
Dean said: “It’s lovely to work with Back to Ours. I’ve done some performances for them and they showed East Coast Fever which was brilliant – I hope people tune in to see some new recordings, maybe a new poem here and there, and have a game of bingo.”
Back to Ours Producer Nesta Sheehan said: “Dean’s a complete treasure, and he’s one of those rare poets who has you falling off your chair with laughter one minute and then crying the next. He’s performed at our over-60 Shindigs and gone down a storm, so we’re loving having six months of him to take us into next year.
“And with titles like, ‘Never Stand On A Deckchair’ and ‘Dear Easington Hunk’, what’s not to love?”
But it’s not just about watching poetry online – anyone wanting to take part can get their hands on a Dean Wilson Film Club pack, which includes a (very coveted) badge, info card all about the project, and an all-important bingo card. Watch the films, cross them off, and the first six people to get a line win a prize of Dean’s choosing. We can’t tell you what they’ll be, but you’re guaranteed treasure.
Pick up your free pack from Wrecking Ball Music and Books in Princes Quay and J.E Books in Hepworth’s Arcade this week, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one popped in the post. There’s a limited run of 100, so first come first served…and no scrapping!
[Christina Lewis – Back to Ours]