Ideas Through Art: Poetry from the Personal
Octavia Poetry Collective will lead a workshop for educators exploring poetry as a method to understand and develop personal identities.
‘Leading out of current discourse around migration, movement and identity, the workshop will create a space to explore how we individually and collectively see and understand the world.
Using creative writing, group reading, and critical discussion, we will explore the potential of poetry to address diverse personal histories. We will propose a selection of beyond-the-curriculum poets in order to re-think conventional understandings of poetry and build strategies for identifying ourselves in literature. The session includes time and support to map out ways of applying the ideas to your classroom.’
The workshop is FREE, booking is essential via Eventbrite, for more information:
Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language
MA Programme Curating the Art Museum, 16 June – 17 July 2016
It was an absolute pleasure to be commissioned by The Courtauld Gallery‘s MA Curating students to write poems in response to some of the works within their fantastic exhibition, Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language last weekend.
The exhibition is still on for another week, so if you have a chance I’d highly recommend going.
The brand new Arts Emergency Podcast has arrived! Check it out on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/…/the-arts-emergency…/id1044115346…) and Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/arts-emergency/ep13). This month, we’re talking vulnerability, gratitude and life-defining moments. With stories from playwright and producer Deborah Pearson and Ninjatune signing Throwing Shade. Octavia Poetry takeover the podcast for a whole ten minutes to share some of their work and discuss why their workshop is so valuable. Octavia’s founder and this month’s Poet In Residence Rachel Long delivers an incredible poem exploring mental health. And Arts Emergency student Edie Friar presents the music that means the most to her in this episode’s Student Soundtrack.
I was in The Poetry Takeaway van last Sunday @ Brunel University’s Lit Fest. I’m back inside what is fast becoming my favourite place tonight @Discovery Centre, Stratford.
Very excited to have co-curated with the wonderful Ella Frears & Spread the Word, a Late @ Tate event where the London Laureates respond to Tracey Emin‘s ‘My Bed’.
Room 1990 (Bed-room), Friday 5th June, 6-10pm, Tate Britain