Home Movies

Mudlark poets Chris Fogg and Chris Waters present an evening of poetry, stories and conversation, interspersed with extracts of old black & white films, Pathé Newsreels, home movies and old photographs on the theme of family favourites, packed with memories of early visits to the cinema, in a warm-hearted mixture of wry  reminiscence.

 HOME MOVIES invites audiences to take a fresh look at the familiar and see the world anew.

Chris Fogg is an independent creative producer supporting choreographers working in contemporary dance, as well as a poet, and he has also written and directed plays for companies such as Farnham Maltings, New Perspectives and Flax 303.  In 2016, his play Tree House successfully toured southern England and London, including several venues in Somerset and Dorset village halls.  His first two books of poems and stories, Special Relationships and Northern Songs, are published by Mudlark Press, as is his third, Dawn Chorus, featuring woodcut illustrations by Chris Waters, while his fourth, Painting By Numbers, came out in October 2017.

 Chris Waters is a poet/tutor/storyteller who has worked extensively across the south-west with young and adult groups and audiences.  His poetry has won several national prizes and he was Writer-in-Residence for the Appledore Book Festival in 2010.  His collections, Arisaig and Through a Glass, Lately are both published by Mudlark Press.  He is a member of Moor Poets, Five Live and a co-founder of Visible Ink, who create performance events featuring poetry and music to raise awareness around a range of global themes.  Chris is also an accomplished woodcut artist and maker.

“Stirring, brain-whirring and playful – chock full of delights…”  Quentin Cooper, broadcaster and journalist, former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Material World on Chris Fogg

“Chris Fogg takes us on a magical, whirlwind tour of his world, with eyes and ears open and heart at full throttle…”  Irene Willis, Pushcart Poetry Prize-nominee and Winner of the Violet Haas Award

“A genuinely engaging performer of the spoken word.”  Melissa Brooks, Co-ordinator of Chag Word Literary Festival on Chris Waters

“Chris Waters is a poet with a lyrical sense of mood and place.”  Pat Milner, Co-Chair of Appledore Book Festival

Home Movies completed a tour of village halls in Somerset, Dorset and Devon during 2017 and 2018.