Phew it’s a really hot / wet / cold / muggy old day isn’t it! (Please delete as appropriate depending on the time of day you read this blog)
So what’s happening in your world? I’d love to hear from you.
Coming up in mine are poem and film premieres, a call out for my next project, and finally, but not least, listening to lots of lovely poetry and music IRL – in real life – at last.
As many other people living with poor immune systems, I am remaining a little cautious in terms of mixing with groups of people, particularly indoors. However, there are some great outdoor events.
World Jam hosted a poetry picnic on 24th July. Lead by Martin Grey, quiz question answerers selected random prompts from the hat and then we wrote for 10 minutes and shared the outcomes. It was great fun. Martin is running more poetry picnics in Nottingham parks – so keep your eyes peeled on all the medias and Martin’s Website.
The 6pm Project I have been working on with artist Emma Wass. We have released two outcomes as Rough Cuts. These are the results of the audio and visual learning we are both engaged in as part of our Arts Council England funded DYCP learning process. The fist is a curated talking heads film.
After the Year we’ve had https://youtu.be/Fg7DnhNk
The second takes some of the phrases used by the audio received from our participants to create an audio / visual poem.
It’s 6pm https://youtu.be/u-K3SsmwE6g
The pieces are all based around recordings made by 12 participants across the world at 6pm local time on Friday 2nd April 2021. Using visuals from participants of where they were and short reflection on the prompt After the year we have had I’m feeling ….
Do take a look at both and let me know your thoughts. Do you recall what you were doing that day? Friday 2nd April 2021 at 6pm? It was Good Friday, if that helps.
Keep and eye on my events listing both on Lytishapoet.co.uk and on my facebook page for upcoming events.
Stop Press! Lytisha will be performing on the spoken word stage at CamperCalling festival this August bank holiday!
I hope you have a lovely summer lined up. I did manage to get away for a weekend recently, so I leave you with the beautiful bay at Runswick.