Octavia Poetry at Serpentine Galleries

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….

Action Aid #fearless women Poetry Workshop @ Harris Girl’s Academy

Writing a group poem inspired by Warsan Shire’s The House with a class of brilliant Year 9’s from Harris Girl’s Academy on behalf on Spread the Word for Action Aid’s #fearless women campaign. Read more about the camaign here: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/campaign/campaign-for-womens-rights/fearless

Wow and what a…

Wow! What a Young Poet Laureate journey, what a National Poetry Day, what poetry, what amazing people you meet on such journeys. Firstly, congratulations to Aisling Fahey, crowned the new Young Poet Laureate for London. It has been a pleasure to get to know both her and her poetry- both equally stunning- throughout the Spread…

I Shape Beauty – The Secrets Women Keep

I wrestled with a few demons, (some so old I consider them annoying acquaintances, when very lonely, friends) to make it to the ‘I Shape Beauty’ poetry and visual art workshop/s last week in Brixton. Demons are very clever. To say they’d been trying to talk me out of it a week ahead would be and understatement. They had…