Unlimited Festival 2014: Perceptions of Difference
Poetry

Unlimited Festival 2014: Perceptions of Difference

As part of The Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival in support of disabled artists, “Perceptions of Difference”, a poetry evening focused on mental illness, was my pit stop of choice. As Roddy Lumsden writes “a poet confessing to mental illness is like a weightlifter admitting to muscles”; poetry’s ability to say the … Continue reading

Hotting Up: Anti-Freeze Festival
Music / Poetry / Theatre

Hotting Up: Anti-Freeze Festival

Hotting Up: Anti-Freeze Festival  In the heart of pierced navels and dread-locked hair, a borough of boho-chic split level maisonettes versus haute homelessness; the Anti Freeze festival took place at Camden’s Fiddler’s Elbow. This was a six-day festival showcasing the wacky and wonderful from Anne Pigalle’s soulful sexuality to The Caraways youthful gumption, there was … Continue reading

FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014: Richard Marsh: Wingman ★★★★★
Comedy / Edinburgh Fringe Reviews / Poetry / Theatre

FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014: Richard Marsh: Wingman ★★★★★

Richard Marsh: Wingman: FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014 ★★★★★ People often talk of poetry as having a certain emotional ambiguity; the lyrics, the rhyme is to be interpreted dependent on the emotional state or integrity of those hearing or reading it. And so, with verse plays, Shakespeare or otherwise, a certain loftiness from the audience can … Continue reading

Art Before Existence: An Interview with Kirsty Allison
Art and Design / Feminism / Interviews / Music / Poetry

Art Before Existence: An Interview with Kirsty Allison

She’s worked for the biggest names and even bigger publications; a writer, an artist, a DJ, a fashionista; Kirsty Allison is the rock chick of East London. Enviably calm, creative and collected, Allison can be found reading from her dulcet ditties, creating metaphysical artistic masterpieces or writing about her wild, wacky and wonderful life experiences … Continue reading