Andy Postman

A dear friend of Making Waves, Andy Postman (known as Andy Parkinson) died in October 2008.

Andy was a fantastic poet and artist, who was an inspiration to many of our members and wrote prolifically about his mental health diagnosis as well as slugs, Monty Don and a range of other subjects. Some of Andy's poems were included in the Swings and Roundabouts film project, Insight in Mind. The film ends with his spectacular ABC of Insanity which with its witty and cleverly crafted scenes, inspired by Andy, goes a long way to challenge discrimination around mental health issues. 


For more information about Andy, his contribution to Insight in Mind, and to view the full version of "ABC to Insanity" please follow this link >


Posted on 20/08/2009 by Penny Arnold & Michael Simpson


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  • In response to Andy (below) who sang green knees at the tribute - you did Andy P real proud - that was a fantastic rendition of green knees - excellent - really enjoyed you and all the other performers. Both your version of Green Knees and Boot hills version of Slug in a Windmill have been churning round in my head all wkd. Fridays show was an incredible testament to the fantastic, witty and clever writings of Andy Postman who is sorely missed.

    Posted by Penny Arnold, 27/04/2009 9:54am (8 years ago)

  • I met Andy when i joined Matlock Post Office in 1979 we hit it off straight away. We soon started writing and singing songs . Later we did plays and not forgetting the Stereo Human Juke box. I am singing (hopfully) three of those songs at the tribute tonight. Green knees, Flat bird and Far canal.

    Posted by ANDY (postman) HODGKINSON, 24/04/2009 3:35am (8 years ago)

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