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Friday 15th March 7pm

Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Tickets: £5 Full/ £3 Concession

Available on the door only

We are delighted to see the return of this staple of the Lancaster Arts Scene in our programme. Founded in 1995, Spotlight seeks to promote and encourage the development and performance of writers in the North West. On the third Friday of every month Lancaster’s Spotlight Club takes over The Storey Auditorium to provide a platform for poets, writers, comedians and musicians. The evening begins with six 5 minute open mic slots, to apply for one of these please email This will be followed by two fiction writers, two poets and two musical acts including Claire Dean, Geraldine Green and Kerry Darbishire.

Join us for an evening showcasing some of the best of the North West arts scene!

Claire Dean is a writer and performer whose short stories have been widely published in anthologies and magazines including The Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and Cabinet des Fées. Her collection of short stories, The Museum of Shadows and Reflections, has been published by Unsettling Wonder with illustrations by Laura Rae. Claire also creates digital stories that respond to readers or their environments. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University and lives in Lancashire with her family.



Geraldine Green is the former writer-in-residence of both Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, and Swarthmoor Hall, the home of George Fox and Margaret Fell. Geraldine has performed widely in the UK, North America, Italy and Greece. Her third full collection, Passing Through, was published in 2018 by Indigo Dreams. She has also completed a Research Diploma in Ecopoetics, exploring the influence of the land on the poetry of Emily Bronte.


Kerry Darbishire is a poet and songwriter. She grew up in the English Lake District where she continues to live on a Cumbrian fell side with her artist husband Stephen. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines and she has won several competition prizes including shortlisted Bridport 2017. Her first poetry collection, A Lift of Wings was published in 2014 by Indigo Dreams. Her biography, Kay’s Ark, the story of her mother, was published by Handstand Press in 2016.