Across deserted years and through the still Dark spaces of the night there softly comes Your voice and old remembered words that thrill My heart like distant drums.
Monthly Archives: March 2021
Main Blog, Poet In Residence
Haikus of Hope – New Collaboration with Hope Radio and Red Bucket Projects
A wonderful collaborate project with Red Bucket Projects and Brum Community Media to create a body of work for broadcast on Hope Radio and exhibit in the Hope Radio Virtual exhibition to bring hope during COVID-19 lockdown. Red Bucket projects is working with Hope Radio on a new project called Haikus of Hope. Hope Radio […]
Brum Community Media; a Birmingham based art collective has responded to the restrictions of the pandemic by creating a unique virtual reality interactive gallery space, offering artists an opportunity to exhibit and art lovers an accessible creative space to enjoy. Brum Community Media was founded in March 2020 by community radio dynamo and activist Peni […]
Beauty Comes By Pain Highbury Orchard, I`ve heard again the thrush Amongst the trees; the aroma of Spring, Blossom flowering on the hawthorn bush. The little birds, I have heard them all sing That seasons turn – and what will be – will be And it`s awoken life in the heart of me. Across […]
One Blood, One Race, One People – special online performance with Poems of Hope to raise donations to fund this collective of anti racists in Wolverhampton campaigning for greater diversity and inclusivity. The performance will be on Zoom with other poets and musicians and the audio recording will be broadcast on Hope Radio on 87.9 […]
Poems of Hope – online in solidarity with UN Anti Racism Day with Poets Against Racism, Poets For Refugees, Derby Stand Up To Racism and Nottingham Stand Up To Racism. The resulting audio recordings were broadcast on Hope Radio on 87.9 FM and online at https://e-voice.org.uk/hoperadio/
Poems of Hope – online in solidarity with UN Anti Racism Day with Black Country Stand Up To Racism and then broadcast the audio recordings in a special broadcast on Hope Radio on 87.9 FM and online at https://e-voice.org.uk/hoperadio/
The Scouts are encouraged to make models out of the descriptions supplied by Hope Radio and Brum Community Media. Each model is accompanied with a story line which reflects the Scout`s experiences of lockdown and COVID-19. This is a different kind of writing experience. COVID-19 , lockdown and social distancing has raised all sorts of […]
Running online creative writing sessions with Scouts on Zoom called Postcards of Hope. The Scouts are encouraged to share their experiences of lockdown. The work will be showcased in a virtual exhibition in Brum Community Media with Hope Radio and the Hope Radio Community Garden when lockdown is lifted. each Scout chooses from one of […]
Published by Mapseekers, I was commissioned to write the poetry for this book which charted the development of Birmingham.