David Parry

English famous poet David William Parry, (Biography was published in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org) member of the World nation writers’ union, (born 25 August 1958) is a published author, poet, dramaturge, anarchist, Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, active Libertarian, member of the World Nation Writers' Union and Wiccan.[1][2][3][4][5]

He was the founder and chair of Gruntlers' Group and is currently Chairman of Eurasian Creative Guild.[6] In the early eighties he moved to London from Fareham in Hampshire.[7] After living in South London for a few years, he graduated in religious studies at King's College London (1990).

Later, in 1996, he obtained a Master's degree in Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College, London.[8] Parry was teaching contemporary English literature, drama, language and semantics. He has given readings as a poet and practising Pagan, delivered lectures, offered sermons and performed public rituals across the United Kingdom since 1996. In 2008, Parry founded Gruntlers' as a loosely connected group of "Imagist" writers.

By November 2009 this group had developed into "Gruntlers' Arts Group", which staged regular multimedia events at the Poetry Place in Covent Garden. As producer, director and actor in Gruntlers' Cabaret, he helped develop Gruntlers' Theatre, which performed the "The Botanist Monsieur Jordan and The Sorcerer-Dervish Mastali Shah", written by Mirza Fatali Akhundov, in 2010 at the "Arts Educational School", where he played the character of "Lord Hatamkhan".[9][10][11] In the late autumn of the same year, Gruntlers' introduced Imadaddin Nasimi to the English speaking public at Pushkin House, London.[12] In December 2011, he directed the first English language production of "Shakespeare: a comedy in ten scenes, both serious and tragic" (by the Azerbajiani playwright Elchin Afandiyev).[13]

Generally speaking, Gruntlers' were a three pronged Arts Collective, consisting of a Theatrical Company, a literary salon and an international multimedia cabaret. In the tradition of DaDa, Absurdism and Surrealism, the principal intention of Gruntlers' Theatre was to promote Fringe arts in a contemporary setting.[14] In 2012, however, Gruntlers' finished and Parry started Allting UK, to promote Literature and the Arts. Following financial problems, this company became Theo-Humanist Arts (THA) Ltd.[15] In July 2013, David Parry produced Elchin Afandief's theatre play "Citizens of Hell", which became THA's first theatrical production.[16] For reasons illogical, however, Parry was accused of being a Neo-Fascist by Indymedia UK[17] and Circle Ansuz.[18] Subsequently, to extend the reach of Theo-Humanist Arts, David co-hosted on the alternative podcast show THA Talks with Paul Obertelli.[19]

The show became an instant success, inviting a large number of listeners from around the world ever since. Furthermore, in December 2014, Parry staged a scene from his play "A Day in the Light" (based on the meeting between Albert Schweitzer and James Cameron) at the British House of Lords. In April 2016, David Parry officially brought Theo-Humanist Arts to an end. At the same time, however, he has started his next project, New Avalonians. Apart from theatre, Parry's career has extended to other fields and projects as well. In 2013, David started additional career as a producer at The Azerbaijan Russian State Theatre.

On 3 June of the same year, David Parry co-convened an academic conference "Quest of the Heart" with Dr Minna Koivuniemi, where he read an academic paper, entitled "Henrik Ibsen, Love and the Staging of Kierkegaard's World View".[20] The conference was co-sponsored by the University of Helsinki and University of London. In January of the following year, David was made a celebrant for the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC).[21] This makes him the first recognised Godhi in United Kingdom with authority to officiate at weddings, funerals, and Child Namings. In March 2015, Parry then became the Appointed Press Secretary of the Libertarian Party UK.[22]

As a way to blend serious arts and active politics, Parry co-founded the Extremist Club with Jez Turner at The Old Coffee House in Soho on 30th June 2015 (convening on the last Tuesday of every month, except December). Speakers have included the winner of the international award Mukhtar Shakhanov, authors such as Antony Peake, human rights activists like Sundus Saqi and philanthropists such as Jillian Haslam. Furthermore, to revive his credentials in British Surrealism, David has started to co-produce, occasionally write, and direct for Inlight TV, an internet television station. Currently, parry is the Chairman of Eurasian Creative Guild (ECG). According to ECG's website, "the Guild's mission is to ensure real dialogue and genuine interaction between designated representatives from all sectors of the creative (intellectual) elite, public and governmental organizations, as well as the business community.

Thereby constructing, as this does, a mutually supportive forum for all member-creatives". More recently, on 31 January 2016, Parry co-started a new show on Paramania radio entitled Sunday Morning Spiritual with and Alan Cox.[23] In early June 2016, Parry played a cameo role as Alfred Hitchcock in Nick Pelas' production of "Hitchcock Homage" at Barons Court Theatre.[24] Additionally, Parry directed/produced "Shakespeare Tonight" at Theatro Technis as part of the 2016 Camden Fringe Festival.[25] As a production, this play was additionally performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 at the Paradise Green in Edinburgh (22-27 August 2016).[26] Theatre Things called Parry "an experienced director" who delivered "an enjoyable evening".[27] Prev