Happy 2022! I hope it is a good one for you, and a better one for the planet than the last couple. I’ve had a great start, I’ve moved home and discovered old treasures. like this sheepscape.
There are lots of exciting things coming up:
Poetry and Settled Status for All: An Anthology
I will be reading on Thursday 17th February at Poems for a Hostile World to mark the release of the above which features poems from a hugely diverse range of poets. A great read and whether you can make the reading or not, do check out the book.
February will also see the release of #thesehandsmade 3 and the beginning of the evolution of this project from there. Watch this space!
Thanks to the support from #ArtsCouncilEngland December saw the release of #Thesehandsmade 2. Don’t forget to switch on your sound to hear Simona Prilogan’s poem
World Jam are embarking on a new series of events for members including monthly socials at the Awate Centre on Ilkeston Road where you are encouraged to bring poetry and music from your own background to share, jam and listen with others. The next set of writing workshops will begin in February and we are also embarking on an exciting project with The National Holocaust Museum. Check out World Jam for details.
So, what else happened last year?
HotHouse Theatre lead by Guy Jones produced audio versions of Christmas tales. These included The Brothers’ Grimm version of Cinderella. This is definitely not the version Disney went with, but if you like your tales a little darker do give it a listen hear. You might recognise one of the voices…
Inspire Libraries and poet Sue Dymoke created workshops which have resulted in a touring exhibition of work based around images from the library local history section. The exhibition, entitled Major to Miner, is currently at Worksop Library and will be at West Bridgford in the Spring. The tour continues until Feb 2023, so I hope you get to catch it. There is also an accompanying book and we had an inaugural reading in Mansfield at it’s launch.