Here are some things I loved during September 2021 (yes, this post is a little late, but life is busy like that!)
AD - PR ticket | Being well aware of my reignited love of art, local illustrator Amy Harwood kindly invited me a long to one of her first 'in person' workshops since the pandemic began – a botanical lettering event hosted in Southampton city-centre eatery The Lunch Lounge.
I'm VERY excited to share that I'm in the final two in a local neon artwork commission!
I am posting this the morning after the 2019 General Election. For many, now is not a very celebratory time; however, here's a poem I wrote about exactly that. Celebration.
Since moving to Southampton a decade ago, the city has continually impressed me and seems to have come on leaps and bounds in terms of its cultural offerings.
Now, another jewel has been added to our city's treasures.
I miss stepping away from the screen, getting my hands messy, and thinking about what things look like, rather than sound like.
So when local artist Bex Willis invited me along to experiment with a completely new (to me!) style of art at one of her Cyanotype Workshops, I couldn't RSVP quick enough!
Listen to my first ever podcast appearance! I talk all things art and culture with Amy Harwood on her show, Art And Stuff,
Fierce, funny, fiery and fervent, and fusing the ancient and the modern, Bullish is brilliant; it grabs gender fluidity and definitions, and identity by the horns.
The usual; books, films, and some truly stunning artwork. Here's everything I enjoyed in August.
What the hell is a poetry slam? What should I expect if I go to one? How does it work? Why should I go to one? Am I good enough to perform?
I share my first poetry slam experience with Hammer & Tongue, and answer some of your questions about what a poetry slam really involves.