Hyde Park Tranquility

Silvery flakes drift down, glistening highlights of bright light— born from a sugar paper moon. Cutting through the eternal-iced sky, as they descend to kiss the grass and melt; becoming tears of the soil. Tree roots are busying themselves— gathering the cries to feed the core… with sorrowful, polluted stories… And the quenched core manipulates…

A Letter To My Sister: The Magic In Reading

Although she is 12 years my junior, my sister is one of my heroines. Recently diagnosed with  asthma, scoliosis and turner syndrome, this young superhero continues to remain optimistic and upholds a zeal for life that some adults would find a challenge if they had her struggles. Rhyanne loves to dance, play piano and like…

Yesterday was my birthday…

Yesterday was my birthday…I’m not one for making a fuss (at least not until the last minute), and with every year that passes, I become less enthused. This year, I was determined to do next to nothing – just spend the day away from ‘the smoke’, eating and drinking too much, listening to music and…

Her Friend…Until Further Notice

This morning, I felt inspired to write the below. It stems from one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my adult life…I think it’s a poem…but I’m not sure yet. However, I can confirm that it is a Lament. I call it ‘Her Friend’…Until Further Notice. …and in all things, consider what it means…

Silver Lining

Congratulations to my wonderful art collective, Beddow and Battini! ‘The Journey from East to South’ was the second in the series of our interactive, interdisciplinary artistic success- with illustrations, literature, music and film unified under one gallery, documenting  journeys and life  across London and their significance to different people. ‘Silver Lining’ is a piece I…

The Lyric Performance

The other day I performed at The Lyric, Hammersmith. I know! It’s a huge gig. I was graced with the opportunity to recite my long-term-work-in-progress as a part of The Writers’ Rave; a night showcasing extracts of plays, poetry and monologues. It’s a fantastic space for writers’ to have their chance under the spotlight and…

Listen…about last night…

Almost 24 hours ago, I absorbed a humungous amount of vibrant, funk-a-delick soul inspiring energy! The ‘Art To East Africa’ event graced us with a ‘Narnia’ of creative outlets. The Queen of Hoxton rooftop was paved with blank canvass’, paints, sprays and brushes. Music boomed and the BBQ sizzled, artists drew and naturally, I wrote…

Barcode: A Poetic Extract Taken From G.I.C

ACT I Scene 3 Barcode  Kyle freezes frame. Lights brighten over Jo, Jamal and Wesley and Mavrick. Mavrick unfreezes frame and weaves in and out of Jo, Wesley and Jamal, talking into their ear. Mavrick  Born into a system as a corporate slave, a sacrifice to materialism in a capitalism game. A number and a…

Africarr

My GPS let me down. My heels were killer. My dress took every opportunity to parachute up and reveal the thighs (which by the way were victims of too many biscuits). I started sweating. I found the venue. My belly was breakdancing. My legs were jelly. My mouth was dry. And then… They called me…

She of the City: Elefest Performance

Thursday 24th March is now a highlight for me! Not because I found a £1 under my bed, nor because I had a half day at work. This was the day I overcame my nerves and for the first time in years, performed poetry! The Elefest is an annual event jam packed with live performances….

Beddow and Battini’s Latest Success

After countless meetings, endless phone calls, frequent emails and a tube of sticky glue we did it! We finally held our Fictitious Town Exhibition! Many thanks to the HUNDREDS who came along. For those who missed out, the Beddow and Battini Art Collective recently held an exhibition inspired by the intriguing characters of our fellow…