What's On

Find the Places

Meet the People

Culture Blog

Poetry book launch: The Wait of Water by Paul Tobin

Sunday, August 18


Presenting local poet Paul Tobin’s latest collection of poetry with the launch of his book ‘The Wait of Water’ and an accompanying exhibition of linocut prints by Alison Wilson.

Join us at Leadworks for the launch of Paul Tobin’s new collection featuring poems covering a variety of themes from our relationship with water to climate change and a number of poems inspired working at Marjon in Plymouth. The launch will feature some live poetry readings from the book, and an exhibition of linocut prints by artist Alison Wilson that accompany some of the poems.

Signed copies of the ‘The Wait of Water’ and limited editions prints from the book will be available for purchase at the private view and during the exhibition.

The Venue:

Leadworks 170 Rendle Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 1TP


Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 10 am – 3 pm

An exhibition of the poems and prints from ‘The Wait of Water’. The author will be present.

About the poet:

Poet and novelist Paul Tobin lives in Torquay, Devon. He grew up in Widnes in the 1960’s and lived in Somerset for over thirty years. Like any exile he found himself drawn to writing about places where he used to live. Paul started writing poetry when he was 12 after dreaming his first poem, but did not start to get the hang of it until well into his twenties.

Paul’s second collection Blessed by Magpies was published by Lapwing Press in 2011, this was followed by Flash Words in 2014, and Yesterday’s Tomorrow in 2019. Paul’s internationally popular poetry blog Magpie Bridge has been running since 2011.

You can read more of Paul’s work at magpiebridge@blogspot.com

About the illustrator:
Alison Wilson is a visual artist whose work reflects her interest in nature and the desire to interact with the landscape and natural world. 

She has worked as a professional artist for the past 18 years, exhibiting in the UK, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Spain. She has participated regularly in open studios and the Affordable Art Fair.

You can see more of Alison’s work at alison@alison-wilson.com

Upcoming events

Wednesday, July 17
Untitled design (13)
Bringing together four distinct painters – Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and EJ Hauser – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today explores the formal and informal ways each of them make sense of the world through paint.
Saturday, July 20
Untitled design (25)
Hettie Judah, writer and exhibition curator, shares insights from her research for her book, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood which explores the joys, messes, myths and mishaps of parenting through visual culture.
Wednesday, July 24
Untitled design (24)
Take a deeper lunchtime look into ‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’.
Saturday, July 27
Untitled design (3)
Come and immerse yourselves in an exhibition that explores pivotal moments in Plymouth’s past and present relationship with the sea.

Could you help Made in Plymouth?

Do you want to shout about the brilliant things you see in Plymouth?

Made in Plymouth wants you to share your stories.

We’re looking for paid Freelance Writers and Content Creators to contribute ideas and content to our platforms!