THE Wharfedale Poets – a group of award-winning writers based in and around the Ilkley area – will be breaking new ground on Thursday, November 21st at Ilkley Manor House at 8pm with their presentation Fuming - a sequence of poems designed to express their anger and concern at what is happening to the country and to the world.

Can poetry change anything? As the Wharfedale Poets write, poetry can help us understand the frustrations we feel. As they write:

“When ambitious politicians seek to divide the country against itself, when hate crimes rise against those deemed as other, when one and a half million people are living in destitution, when the planet’s resources are dwindling, can a poet still write about daffodils? No! The Wharfedale Poets are angry. Come and hear them fume.”

The Fuming poems will be followed by an open mic session when members of the audience can read make their own poems – so, bring along your own angry poem and sign up to read on the door.

Tickets are £3, available online from or at the door on the night. Refreshments available.

Further details from Colin on 01943 430652.