Better late than never! We may be almost halfway into July but I’m still sharing my favourites from June with you.
Last month flew by in a flash and, although I didn’t blog as much, I’ve been trying to write more and more, focusing more on poetry and creative writing away from this space. Trying to spread myself evenly is proving tricky, especially when life is busy too!
Anyway, let’s get on with the show; here’s what I was loving the most last month.
Spoken Word with Apples & Snakes
I’m a huge fan of spoken word poetry events and was delighted to be able to attend Apples & Snakes 451 at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. The evening was laid back and inspiring; we spent a hot night watching the wonderful 2 Cents Movement bringing their amazing poetry to us from Trinidad & Tobago, and Kieren King working his magic from the Salford.
We also watched a preview of the quirky and funny God and Todd which will be making its way to the Fringe next month.
It was a fantastic night and I can’t wait for the next one. Maybe one day I might even perform!
My passions and inspirations on Magic & Musings
I couldn’t quite believe it when Megan contacted me asking for an interview: Me…of all people! I had great fun answering her questions and talking about my writing process, lessons learned from blogging, inspirations and passions.
You can read the full interview over on Magic & Musings, and check out her whole blog while you’re there, because it’s bloomin’ marvellous.
Have you watched this yet? If you haven’t, I want you to think seriously about your life choices. If you have Netflix and you’re looking for your new addiction, then the wait is over. GLOW is a feast of 80s music, big hair, spandex, glitter and guts.
I wasn’t sure whether I’d want to watch a show that was technically about women’s wrestling but I couldn’t have been more wrong, since I devoured the whole series in just 48 hours. My friends are sick of me going on about it. What more can I say?
The Handmaid’s Tale
This show isn’t for everyone; it’s hard-hitting, often tough to watch and a little confusing if you’re not familiar with the premise. But for fans, it’s going down a storm. With a storyline which is almost a little too close to what reality could be, and some astounding acting from Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel among many, it’s definitely one to sit down and watch.
Be warned though, it’s not relaxing and may be hard to keep up. As a bookworm, I’d probably suggest reading the book first (as always!).
- Sax Appeal | Tuba Libres album launch party at the Talking Heads, Southampton
- Interview | Kirsty Bates on #PeriodPoverty, Volunteering and Social Change
- Pocket Review | The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon