Tag Archives: poetry

Variations On The Spoken Word

2 Dec

 

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I went to Rufus Mufasa’s album launch last night at Cinema & Co in Swansea and it was a fantastic explosion of word performance, so different to traditional poetry performances, so energetic and angry and joyous and funny and full of life. And so varied. She had invited lots of other performers to join her. Of course I had to have a scribble. In the dark. As you do. I used graphite stick into my A5 lined notebook by Peter Pauper Press. Here it is with Sparta Puss, who seems a bit miffed by it.

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If you want to check out Rufus’ album, Fur Coats From The Lion’s Den, which is fantastic, please click here.

 

 

 

Word Performers

1 Dec

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Husb and I went along to Cinema & Co this evening for poetry, rap and word performance. I have dismal memories from decades ago of ‘Poets and Pints’ nights in local pubs, with few exceptions, full of third-rate wannabe John Cooper Clark’s declaiming drunkenly and I’ve mostly avoided poetry ever since. But this new generation of performers are amazing, so innovative, clever and entertaining. Of course, I had to have a scribble. This is Carl Beer from Swansea. He’s brilliant. It was quite dark in there.

Up The Workers

19 Nov

Up at The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir tonight at the opening of their Winter Group show. It’s fab. I have two pieces in the exhibition and quite a few more scattered around the gallery. The group show is a great mix of work, interpretations and inspirations based on a poem by Mike Church.

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Literary Scribbles

6 May

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Husb and I had a great time at Swansea’s Galerie Simpson yesterday evening at the launch of Seren Books’ new collection of the poems of John Ormond. Of course, I took the opportunity to scribble, sketching heads with a graphite stick into my A5 hardback sketchbook.

Seren is ‘Publisher in Residence’ at the gallery until May the 10th

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