POETRY and music combine to open this year’s Settle Sessions on Friday, April 21, at The Folly in Settle.

Lawkland Poet, playwright and photographer Veronica Caperon will present her début collection of poems, Two Left Boots, and Chris and John Bousfield add music to their work.

Two Left Boots, published by Fisherrow Press, displays her natural funny, touching and instinctive style.

The subjects of her poems range from hair to heaven, love to libraries in a variety of forms and an easy, open style.

British poet Carole Bromley said of Two Left Boots: "It is lively, varied, tender, humorous and is full of affection, yet never sentimental."

Poet and author Ann Pilling said: "There is much to enjoy and to ponder in these carefully wrought, yet always accessible poems of love, loss, landscape, laughter."

Settle poet Jean Stevens added: "It packs a great deal into a small space."

Christine Bousfield is interested in psychoanalysis, using dreams and free association in her own poetry and in the workshops she runs.

She is fascinated too by the music of poetry, and how it often works unconsciously.

Her poetry often borders on song and is widely published in magazines, anthologies, on CD, DVD and radio.

John Bousfield plays with the poetry/jazz group Nightdiver, enhancing and developing the musical implications of poetry.

The Read Two open mic spot, featuring prize winners from the 2016 Settle Sessions national poetry competition including Kerry Darbishire, Maggie How, David Smith and Andrew Knowles, who will also read a couple of poems each.

The evening starts at 7.30pm, and tickets costing £6 are available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy and The Folly.

For more details visit settlesessions.co.uk