Frogmore’s 40th anniversary celebrations

Frogmore marked 40 years of publications on Friday 2 June 2023 with celebratory readings at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton.

Managing Editor Alexandra Loske welcomed an appreciative audience to the venue, and co-founder Jeremy Page provided a brief history of the Press from the early days at the famous Folkestone tearooms to the present in a discourse that embraced the Sex Pistols, Margaret Thatcher, H G Wells and Pizza Hut! Readings by Frogmore poets Caroline Clark, James Flynn, Robin Houghton, John O’Donoghue, Jeremy Page, Janet Sutherland and poet emerita Ros Barber followed. (scroll down for larger views of the photographs).

Frogmore’s 40th anniversary has been further celebrated with the publication of a festschrift entitled, appropriately enough, Frogmore @ 40, which includes writing from every individual Frogmore Press publication and also from the first and one hundredth issues of The Frogmore Papers. Among the writers featured are John Agard, Brian Aldiss, Sophie Hannah, Tobias Hill, Matthew Mead, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Nimmo and Susan Wicks. Copies are available (£5.00 post free) from: The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ. Cheques payable to ‘The Frogmore Press’ or email for details of how to pay by BACS or PayPal.

From left to right: Peter Stewart (morphrog), Rachel Playforth, Robin Houghton, Janet Sutherland, Ros Barber, Jeremy Page, Caroline Clark, John O’Donoghue
Alexandra Loske, Caroline Clark, Janet Sutherland
Caroline Clark, Janet Sutherland, John O’Donoghue, Ros Barber, James Flynn, Robin Houghton
Jeremy Page
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Caroline Clark and Jeremy Page