Jun 232018
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Jean Stevens will be reading from her Naked Eye poetry collection Driving in the Dark at a Three Peaks Arts event on Saturday 30th June at The Corner, Settle.

Jun 162018

Two poets published by Naked Eye will be reading their poems at an event at Keighley Library on Saturday 23rd June at 2.00pm.

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Apr 212018

Jean reading from Driving in the Dark at Victoria Hall, Settle last night. What a fantastic evening!

Nov 282017

bf749943a37ebfa0f97a79b9131ce8c2_480x680“Advent starts on 1st December and we’ve a very special treat – an exciting exhibition preview and book launch, as a famous local artist artist joins an exceptional local writer for a one off not to miss event.  ‘Adventus’ will be a truly special event.  Call us to book for Prosecco and stand up Buffet, ahead of the launch and reveal at 7.30pm on 1st December.” From Hettie’s website.

ADVENTUS AT HETTIE’S is a book & art exhibition launch consisting of 25 poems and 25 original artworks.

Date: Friday 1 December 2017

7.00 pm: Prosecco & stand-up hot buffet, £8.00, please book: 01756 790949
7.30 pm: Arrive 7.30 for free entry to the poetry reading (with interval to view exhibition). Drinks at the bar.  

In this season of nostalgia, an ambient evening of listening to new poems and browsing original artworks will open with a welcoming glass of prosecco and warming winter buffet (optional; please book if you will attend from 7pm).

Artist-printmaker HELEN PEYTON heads up a group exhibition with a new series of her hallmark retro-themed prints, ‘Christmas’, which has been taken by the V&A London. Writer SUE VICKERMAN’s twenty-five poems tell of wistfulness for the past  and anxieties about the future – with a dash of humour thrown in – and serve as daily readings from 1st December.  

Hettie’s Cafe Bistro Limited
8 High Street
BD23 1JZ
Telephone: 01756 790949
Email: info@hettiescafebistro.co.uk
Website: hettiescafebistro.co.uk

Nov 222017

Red Adventus copySue Vickerman’s collection Adventus as been reviewed very enthusiastically and positively. The Yorkshire Times writes
Vickerman achieves a tour de force, a seamless and moving juxtaposition of messianic longing, gathering trepidation and xenophobia in parody
a fine body of work.
You can read the full article here.

In an article about Sue’s reading of Adventus at Settle Sessions the Yorkshire Times writes,
she is a well seasoned traveller, with a fine dispassionate eye for apparently insignificant detail, often viewed obliquely.
The full article is available here.

Nov 222017

22770783_1362746260497335_5547537134823199359_o (1)ADVENTUS – What is to come?

Exhibition & Poetry Book Launch – November 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Our country’s hankering for past times amid current turmoil and fears for the future are represented in this exhibition of Helen Peyton’s retro prints, Phil Moody’s obliquely political artworks and Sue Vickerman’s poems.

More information about this great evening here.

Nov 222017

OVXicdY6_400x400Sue Vickerman read from her Latest poetry collection Adventus at the recent Settle Sessions poetry night held at the Folly in Settle. Jean Stevens read from her pamphlet The Tilt set in Ghana. Winners of a poetry competition for young people held as part of the Tom Twistleton Centenary Festival also read their poems.

You can read all about this very special event here.

There is a review of the evening in the Yorkshire Times here. The reviewer wrote of Sue that,
she is a well seasoned traveller, with a fine dispassionate eye for apparently insignificant detail, often viewed obliquely.

Good poetry is often conceived in hindsight and at several geographical removes, and much of Vickerman’s is written from the perspective of distant, sharply felt, memory.

The figurative bruising remains: her measured rendition of the poem ‘The end of love’ gave visceral and emotional life to the shocking pain of relationship breakdown.


You can buy a copy of Adventus from Berlin Butike here.

Nov 222017

23319296_1930393590612743_3797510355526053998_nSue Vickerman launched Adventus, her latest poetry collection, at The Beehive on Monday 19th November.

The excellent John Foggin was also reading.

More about the evening here.


Dec 022015

TLNCover copy (2)True Life Nude, the third installment of Suki’s autobiographical trilogy illustrated with the work of eight Art Nude photographers is now available to read online for free.

You can read it from the beginning here.

Naked Eye will be publishing an illustrated book version in late 2017.

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