“Elixir Pursuits” documentary series following creative careers: starring Hereford Author and Poet Catherine Vaughan

Elixir Pursuits is a new documentary series created by Hooty a Vintage clothes shop owner where she films and interviews local talents in Herefordshire who are pursuing their dreams. The aim of her series is to uncover the elixir found in these creative careers and share guidance for creative and entrepreneurial souls.

This episode features me in depth behind and behind the scenes of the Poetry Slam I organized, hosted and performed in. There is an interview of me before the show and after.

Here’s some background into the series and you can hear more about Hooty watch the video on Youtube.

Show your support for our Indie Docu-maker and Store owner by visiting her shop and liking her Facebook Page.

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RSVP to this Easter Holiday Event!

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Confirm your attendance to this Free Poetry Slam Night on Thursday 7th April  |  7pm  at De Koffie Pot cafe, Hereford on Facebook here.

Gig review: Bands “Pablo Alto” and “A Hundred Suns”

I show up to this Punk gig as a Poster Girl for “Square.” All white shirt collar poking through black sweater and casual trousers. It’s freezing and I’ve got a chunky winter coat on and a cute chic red bag from Hooty’s vintage store. The weather dictated my semi-preppy and rather dull attire. I accidentally encounter the star of the night Claire Perkins and huddle around as the first band Pablo Alto plays. I attempt to dance though it’s more like arm flapping. Claire is lovely, quiet and does not appear to be dancing along. She has pink dreadlocks very Gwen Stefani in “Ex-Girlfriend” music video. Unbeknownst to me she would be performing as lead singer in her band “A Hundred Suns”….

Pablo Alto are great with Hendrix-esque guitar pieces. I would see them again. The set is colourful and enthralls you into a psychedelic euphoria of guitar blazing. I’m feeling it, head swaying side to side and yes the arms just flapping around wildly and so not as chic as I imagine but I don’t care because I’m here to let loose….

 

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Then came A Hundred Suns and Claire’s performance blew my mind. Screaming, full force and contagious! It was simply E-P-I-C! It’s a Perkins Punk Takeover!!!! The crowd lets go with wild abandon and guys at the front were in mosh pit mode there was even a pyramid of boys arising….. Literally on top of each other….

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Read more about the band hereLike them on Facebook. Listen to their songs here.

All in all a fantastic night out on the ground floor of The Booth Hall. 

When the weather gets warmer I’ll endeavor to attend in full Faith Lehane ensemble, red lips and cleavage gotta unleash the Punk Princess somehow. I may not be badass…

But I can look it. *Winks*

Notably being the homebody that I am I did not stay the entire night so missed out on “Teddy’s Leg.” Bonus review of this event found including the final band “Teddy’s leg” here.

A taste of Teddy’s Leg for you…

Event organised by the Hereford events, reviews and culture team at HerefordCityCentric.com like on Facebook today!

 

Catherine Vaughan – Hereford’s Millenial Poet and Author

💝 My first ever review about my 🎤 🔊 1st Solo Poetry Performance 🔊 🎤 on 03.03.16 @ De Koffie Pot Cafe.
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Catherine Vaughan Book & Poetry Reading at De Koffie Pot March 3, 2016

Arriving slightly late to the reading by Catherine Vaughan,  I can’t help but feel anxious that I missed out on of some of this lady poets carefully crafted outpouring, and the whimsical and energetic approach in which she passionately read through her material.

I arrived to an aptly poetic atmosphere; the room was beautifully lit with candles illuminating the oak beams on the ceiling, and the tables almost completely packed with humans keenly hanging on to every word. Catherine had reeled them in, I would be next. De Koffie Potholds many events in this room on the first floor of the converted stables nestled alongside the River Wye. A charming setting difficult to parallel in the city unless you boast any sort of river front property.

Reading from her poetry book ‘The Quarter Life Crisis Poet: A Collection of…

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Concert review: The Shires @Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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Wednesday 20th January 2016 at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena had The two Big The’s’ of music right now: The Shires and The Corrs. I must confess I had not heard of the opening act. This duo consists of Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle. They are a British duo and their music is ‘new country.’ They were a fantastic opening act their songs really catchy and I regret arriving a little late as I did not get to watch their whole performance- they were that good!

Other songs played: “Brave”

And the upbeat party track: “Friday Night.”

Notably their name is familiar to me because this is literally what I call my hometown Hereford. Back in summer 2014 I even wrote and subsequently published a poem about Hereford and refereed to my Hometown in the poem as The Shire. It’s my nickname for the place where I was born and raised. I even designed a mug with photos of Herefordshire + the poem on it. Weird coincidence. Speaking of which when I attended my 1st ever concert which was John Mayer’s show the opening act was none other than Hereford’s finest: Ellie Goulding. Lol!