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Meet the Booming Lovelies

Published on: 10 Apr, 2024
Updated on: 11 Apr, 2024

The Booming Lovelies: Heather Moulson, Trisha Broomfield, and Sharron Green

By Alice Fowler

At an age when women can feel invisible, a trio of local poets – collectively, the Booming Lovelies – are ensuring their poetic talents are both seen and heard. Following a sell-out performance as the Cranleigh Literary Festival earlier this month, poets Sharron Green, Trisha Broomfield and Heather Moulson will take to the stage at the Guildford Institute on May 13.

The afternoon show, with tea and cake included, will showcase the three poets’ work, inspired by themes such as nostalgia for the 60s and 70s, lost loves, the menopause and the joys and challenges of modern life.

“As we’re all baby boomers, we chose to call ourselves the Booming Lovelies,” Sharron Green explains. “We each love performing and sharing our work with an audience – whether new to poetry, or poets themselves. Being a trio means we can share the fun, push each other further and enjoy more and different opportunities than we might otherwise. And there’s nothing like the sound of laughter and applause to warm the heart and boost confidence.”

The three poets met through the 1,000 Monkeys poetry open mics, previously held at The Keep Inn in Guildford. Sharron, who lives in Guildford, now runs popular “Poetry and Pizza” evenings at Solar Sisters, as well as co-hosting Write out Loud poetry open mics at the Fiery Bird Music Venue in Woking.

Booming & lovely on stage

All three talented ladies have published poetry pamphlets, performed on stages both locally and in London, and featured on local radio. The audience for their Guildford Institute show will have the chance to meet the trio afterwards and buy a special “Meet the Booming Lovelies Souvenir Booklet”, alongside other examples of their work.

As Sharron explains, lovers of witty, well-observed verses are in for a treat. “Those of a similar age can identify with our experiences. The rest laugh along with us – learning a little about what we’ve seen, and what might lie ahead for them.”

Tickets for the show can be purchased through The Guildford Institute. To join in the fun, follow @BoomingLovelies on Instagram, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

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