1. Favourite books, why people love libraries, books and reading, and some favourite words... Comments from people who called by to see Shedman at Brighton's Jubilee Library on World Book Day 2011.

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  2. From 8 till very late the party continued with Shedman in his shed, poets, storytellers and over a thousand visitors, all MC'd by the inimitable Paul Stones.

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  3. October 2005. A shed appears on the streets of Limerick in Ireland, then dematerialises to reappear in a different part of the city next day.

    Filmed during the 2005 Cuisle International Festival of Poetry and featuring the wonderfully poetic population of Limerick City.

    See what happens when people open the magic door to Shedman's shed...

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  4. Shedman (aka writer and poet John Davies) - the unique literary sideshow and festival funster - has spent the last two National Shed Weeks at England's Ledbury Poetry Festival where people come to muse with him about all things shed, shedness and the unbearable heaviness of shedding.

    To coincide with Shed Week 2010, Shedman presents the first cut of 'Shedbury', a video compilation of the people he's met at the festival.

    'Shedbury' is a curiously fascinating take on English life, seen through a wooden prism and told through a series of interviews, stories and poems recorded at the festival in 2008 and 2009.

    Here you can find the whole film already assembled, but it will also be available shortly as an eight part self-assembly kit. Please make sure you have all the parts and there are no items missing:

    1 Childhood Memories
    2 A man needs a shed
    3 She's there
    4 Innocence and Experience
    5 Absence and Loss
    6 Order and Law
    7 Sheds at War
    8 Feather, fur and fin

    Enjoy the strangely enchanting world of Shedbury - and over the next few weeks catch up with some more special sequences including 'Size matters'.

    You can also watch a short profile of Ledbury Poetry Festival presented by people who have been very involved in its development and organisation.

    Shed on Shedbury!
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  5. A brief profile of England's Ledbury Poetry Festival filmed in 2008 and 2009 by festival funster Shedman (aka John Davies).

    Poetry activists involved in the festival talk about their involvement, the festival's development and what the festival means to them.

    “The Ledbury Poetry Festival is the best in the country,” says former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion. And the present Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy says, "The Ledbury Poetry Festival has real claims to be the best of its kind in England. Without compromise or flashiness, it provides a rare and genuine joining of place, poetry and people."

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