Christian Aid is hosting a poetry evening served up with a helping of fish and chips in Dorchester.

The evening, which is the first of its kind, will take place at the YMCA on the evening of Saturday, November 25.

Former teacher Peter Green has always been captivated by both ancient and modern poetry and the Covid pandemic presented him with the time to more than just dabble in the odd verse.

He will now be reciting some of his poetry at the event with a wide range of topics covered in his repertoire.

He said: “My ramblings of more than 300 verses consist of short humorous poems and limericks to longer observations of nature, politics, human behaviour, satire and general whimsy.”

Peter has been a long-time supporter of Christian Aid and how its work stands up for the worth, dignity and human rights of those who need our help and support to be independent and self-sustainable.

He added: “I hope this evening of poems and tales will contribute to that invaluable work.”

Entry to the event in Sawmills Lane is free but tickets must be booked in advance to prepare the meals of fish and chips in advance.

Dorchester and district Christian Aid committee chair, Tony Boyden added: “We’re very much looking forward to this evening – a new and exciting venture for Christian Aid.”

Tickets for the event, which runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, can be obtained from the United Church Shop in Dorchester or from Tony Boyden on 07881 464790) or Tony McDougal on 07766133788.