January 26, 2018

Crisis and Collaboration 

It’s a few years back and I’m still pretty active on the London open-mic scene. I’ve not long started out and there aren’t many spoken word nights in South Essex for us to attend*, so we’ve hit the London scene pretty hard. Nowadays we’ve got l...

December 12, 2016

Storytelling is an art form as old as language itself. Before the advent of writing and civilisation as we understand it today, we had stories.Be it spoken word, song, emceeing or poetry recital, many of us have come into contact with artists or been involved in arts t...

December 3, 2016

Seen And Now Heard is a spoken word and performance poetry project for children and young people from lower income areas. If you want all the fine detail, you can go to our Facebook page of the same name. In the meantime, I thought it might be helpful if I spoke about...

December 1, 2016

Yesterday I was on national television for the first time.

Well...technically that's not true. I was previously on Channel 4's Bouncers. I was a drunkard in a home made Batman costume being manhandled by the staff of Clacton's most depressing (and only) nightclub. Anywa...

September 9, 2016

  

Yesterday we launched Poetry in Commotion. This event, a collaborative effort from Poetry to Succeed and the Foundation for Essex Arts, saw a plethora of poetic talent descend on Basildon's Towngate theatre to share their words. In an age of sound bites, snapcha...

August 31, 2016

We teachers do not use the same calendar as humans. Your calendar may run from January to December, but our one runs from September to July. August is a blur. Yes we've heard it all before, we get paid for sitting on our butts and watching day time TV for six weeks. (T...

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