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Monday, September 23, 2013

Saturday September 28, a treat for Purdy Fans at Active Arts in Rednersville

116 Barley Road, Rednersville
come experience the acoustics in this marvellous venue
As part of Culture Days, Jeff Keary of the stunning Active Arts Studio (the old stone church in Rednersville, Prince Edward County)  is presenting an Al Purdy A-frame fundraiser. This unique event is scheduled from 1PM - 6PM on Saturday, September 28.
Richard Turtle at the July Purdy Picnic

Hope to see you there!!

The afternoon will feature two performances (at 1:30 and 5:00 P.M.) of the play 'At the Quinte Hotel', written by David Carley, based on Al Purdy's famous poem. Richard Turtle is the featured actor, backed by an original musical score performed by Andy Thompson at the 1:30 performance.

Copies of the A-frame Anthology and art prints will be available, and there will be a silent auction featuring some Purdy titles, and Eurithe Purdy's home-made wild grape jam (cash sales only, please).

Poet Martin Durkin will read, and Morley Ellis, folk singer, will perform in the intermission.

Eurithe Purdy will be guest of honour.


  1. Great poet! Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

  2. Hello There,

    Nice meeting you yesterday, perhaps we can meet up in the future and shoot the breeze


    Martin Durkin

  3. Delighted to meet the Crazy Irishman and his muse! I shall be following your blog ( with great interest, Martin ~ and sharing it, along with my enthusiasm for your poetry.This is the little Jimmy Rankin one I loved, because you spoke with a maritimer's voice

    He must be a ghost
    knows too much of the old
    Be writing so young