In 2016 three poets held a meeting in a pub in Wolverhampton. They drank beer. They talked about poetry. They hatched plans. By the end of the evening, they’d decided they should form a collective, “Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists” and see where that led them.
In April 2017, it led them to their first full-length show. Imaginatively, they called it “Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists” and unleashed it on the world at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. They had a lot of fun. The audience did, too.
The PPP collective has a few simple aims.
- Convince the world poetry is a bag of awesome wrapped up with a bow of wonder.
- Convince the world to write some poetry.
- Convince some of the world to stand up and read that poetry in front of an audience.
- Promote and encourage acts.
- Particularly ones from the Black Country.
- Provide platforms for people to watch and perform poetry.
- Have fun.
It’s going pretty well so far. In fact, people have said some very nice things about us.