Blake Morrison

In 2015, Blake Morrison published  Shingle Street, a poetry collection which depicts the desolate eroding landscape of the Suffolk coast.

Inspired by this collection, members of the Hosepipe Band are currently  composing original music to accompany a selection of poems from the collection.  A full-length recording of poems is now available from this website and at live performances in East Anglia during 2022 – see below.
Here are four sample tracks. The poems are read by Blake with accompaniment by the Hosepipe Band

The Ballad Of Shingle Street (Music by Cara Bruns)
Covehithe (Music by Peter Nice)
Dunwich (Music by Simon Haines)
Flotsam (Music by Val Woollard)

June 1    Essex Book Festival – The Electric Palace, Harwich
June 26  Felixstowe Book Festival – at Harvest House, Felixstowe
July 1     John Mills Theatre, Ipswich
• July 9      Dunwich Museum
July 28   Colchester Arts Centre
October 15  Wingfield Barns   TICKETS

The  recording is available, in a two-CD digipak format from this website and from the band at the live performances.

CD 1 Blake Morrison reads his poems with musical accompaniment.
CD 2 The music composed and played by The Hosepipe Band

Buy this recording here.

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Blake Morrison’s writing

•   The Dark Glasses
•   The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper and Other Poems
•   Pendle Witches
•   Selected Poems
•   Shingle Street

Prose works
•  And When Did You Last See Your Father?
•  Things My Mother Never Told Me
•  As If
•  The Executor
•  The Justification of Johann Gutenberg
•  The Last Weekend
•  South Of The River

More information about Blake Morrison
•  His website
•  Wikipedia


 Print and Kindle versions of Shingle Street are available from Amazon


for enquiries about bookings or the recording,
•   email:
•  phone: 07818 417780

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