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SARA DENNIS Book Signing featuring PEG POWLER “Live” by Sea

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Middlesbrough Libraries recently received funding from Better World Books to capture the stories of people living with Dementia, and their carers, who visit the Memory Lane Café held at Middlesbrough Central Library.
The book captures different stories about work, family and friends and has been compiled by local
creative writer SARA DENNIS together with Quoin Publishing and the Library.

Sara will be joining us for an evening of stories about the book, the people it features, and how it
came about. She will also be signing copies and answering questions from the audience.
This will be followed by an intimate acoustic session with Sara’s band PEG POWLER.

The event will take place in our smaller ‘Waves’ function room so places are limited.

Entry is FREE but we advise everyone to register to avoid disappointment.

SARA DENNIS is a singer/songwriter and writer from Saltburn who performs on the folk, blues/jazz, acoustic and literary scenes. Hailing from a musical family, Sara studied classical piano and cello as a child along with a variety of other instruments along the way. She has performed in music festivals since the age of eight and
began composing music from an early age.

Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Sara’s songs are a combination of the traditional and the contemporary, infused with fairy tale imagery, seascapes, history and literary characters and motifs.
Sara is in folk/blues band, PEG POWLER as lead singer/co-songwriter, on ukulele and occasionally,
the tambourine! Her band mates are Ian Bartholomew and Mags Forward and their debut
album, Northern Lines was released in July 2016 –available on iTunes, Amazon and other online stores.

Sara also performs solo, in occasional duos and is a writer and performer in Bob Beagrie’s epic poem, Leasungspell, a 7th Century Anglo Saxon fool’s journey through the north of England which is touring the UK throughout 2016. She has performed at the British Museum and The Royal Festival Hall in
London, The Sage, Gateshead and many other venues throughout the UK.

Sara’s compositions are heavily influenced by literature and folklore and she has had her work, both
songs and prose, published in literary magazine Beautiful Scruffiness, a book The Eye of Temenos:
Reflections on Sacred Space and the Black Light Engine Room magazine. Her collection of short sotire, The Blonde, is published on Kindle. She is working on her debut novel and first full collection of poetry. Sara’s debut album ‘Time & Tide’ was released in November 2010. Her second album, ‘Driftwood’ was released in the summer of 2012 and is available through iTunes and other online stores.

Sara teaches music, folklore and related histories to children in primary schools and is an educational guide at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough. She has a BA (Hons) degree in English Studies and History, is a qualified adult education teacher and has taught Tarot, Runes, Creative Writing, Writing for Wellbeing and health and wellbeing coursesfor over fifteen years. She runs a regular Holistic Health and Wellbeing Fayre in Saltburn and delivers holistic sessions. She also works for a local feminist organisation supporting women fleeing from domestic and sexual violence.

Sara previously worked for the public library service in the field of Reader Development at Middlesbrough Libraries and Information. She created and directed the Middlesbrough Literary Festival, hosting five years of successful literary events.

A passionate advocate of the arts – particularly music and literature – community learning and positivity, Sara combines these loves and passions into her poetry and songwriting.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit: All ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Limited free parking is available at the venue. There is also free on-street parking nearby. Saltburn railway station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Hotel Reception: 01287 622544
Events Team: julie@thespahotelsaltburn.co.uk


May 26
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Spa Hotel
Saltburn Bank
Saltburn by the Sea, TS12 1HH
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01287 622544