Thursday, 1 October 2020

National Poetry Day celebration on Saturday October 3rd - When Joy Begins

 The Bards of the Bard School and friends would love to invite you to their 4th Bardic Mic Night since lockdown... held on zoom, but surprisingly nonetheless soulful and nourishing!


The theme of National Poetry Day this year is Vision... 

Our mic night name comes from a beautiful Jewish prayer that I was taught by Carmelite hermits when I travelled to Nova Scotia many years ago.  

"It is already night when joy begins

the Sabbath is at hand

And a beautifying surplus of soul visits our mortal bones

And lingers on."


And may it be so with you. 


See you there!  Saturday 3rd October doors open 6.45pm UK time.

Zoom ID 858 1275 6667

Pay on the Day. 

Monday, 11 May 2020

A listener's review of audio book



5.0 out of 5 starsBuy it! Read it! Listen to it!! Treasure lies within!!!

Format: Audio DownloadVerified Purchase

50 Poems for my 50th - A Beginner’s guide to opening the world with words.

"Sarah's beautiful and transportive audiobook sings in the heart long after listening to it.

I find it simultaneously challenges one to think and puts the heart back together in a magical and loving way. Her poetry is at once expressive and delicately tender, proving a valued ally for one’s journey along whatever path of life one chooses. 

I think her wit, charm and erudite use of metaphor adds colour equally to an innocent tone-poem or a more philosophical dialectical study. I find Sarah’s character in her work speaks volumes about her approach to life :- add humour and loving presence; hey presto: joy!!!


Her spiritual insight is precious and timeless, as seen in the hermit story or ‘a black sheep’. Her newer work is often more pensive and poignant but her wisdom-being always shines through."


You can buy the audio book here 


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Tell me Something Beautiful about Truth!

Happy National Poetry Day!

You are invited
to a show and a challenge on Saturday 5th October 2019

Tell me something beautiful about truth!

This year the theme of National Poetry Day is Truth.

We are surrounded by different kinds of prophets of doom and catastrophe, division and disaster. So, in the midst of the maelstrom that is British and Global politics, Bard Sarah de Nordwall invites us to dig deep and find the climate of unchangeable joy from which the action springs. Come and enjoy an exuberant evening of poems and stories after which YOU get to take the initiative…respond and perform.

7pm Arrival – drinks and nibbles - song from Sajid
7.30pm Sarah’s performance (45 mins)
8.15pm Drinks and time to write in response to poems (30 mins)
8.45pm Audience Open Mic – must be written on the night!
Followed by Closing set from Sarah

@ the hall attached to farm street church
114 Mount street W1K 3AH

7pm for 7.30pm nearest tube green park

If you book, the price is £10. £7 concessions.

Tickets on the door £15 Drinks and nibbles included in the price. Book through bardschool@gmail.com or call 07849 641 899

Just pay cash on the door! Remember, if you have booked, your name will be on the list and it's only £10. £15 if you just turn up.