I had a lovely time on the panel, got a chance to talk about mental health and how London has impacted on that - made some lovely new friends and we already had mutual friends from the poetry! I did a short set of 2 poems and although I had to make a swift exit… Continue reading Rich Mix Takeover Launch
This Friday, I'll be taking part in a panel discussion to mark the start of the Summer 2017 Takeover Fest at Rich Mix TAKEOVER LAUNCH BOOK NOW FRIDAY 21 JULY MAIN SPACE FREE IN A NUTSHELL #ShahlaaDiscovers presents the TAKEOVER Launch, bringing urban music with a message to East London. GO ON... TAKEOVER Launch will… Continue reading Event: Panel Discussion 21st July – FREE TICKET LINK BELOW
So, completely unexpected, I've been asked to be the first Poet-In-Residence for UCL's Institute of Global Prosperity - I'll be writing a poem a month on the themes and work that the IGP grapples with. This all came about through the Barbican - the head of the IGP, Professor Henrietta Moore, wanted someone to perform… Continue reading Exciting news!
As promised, you're getting the podcast! You can listen/download to it here. From the Post Everything website: Combining the sonic signature of the Barbican with the unique voices of the young creatives making work inside the building, The Body Sonata podcast deals with borders and scale. From the barriers between blood vessels to the line we draw… Continue reading The Body Sonata – A Collaboration with Post Everything
So, a LOOOOOOOOOONG time ago, I took part in a podcast recording with the fantastic Post Everything that seems to have been delayed as it's taking the Barbican Centre a long time to give its official seal of approval to something that will bear its name. One half of the PE duo emailed today saying that… Continue reading Podcast Update
As mentioned in this post, I was asked to take part in a discussion about reclaiming London landmarks through art and how we can make young people feel like the city is their own. It was great to be in a room with so many different groups, about six or seven collectives from around London… Continue reading St. Paul’s Round Table Discussion
The inbox today had a formal invitation for me to take part in a special round table poetry discussion held at St. Paul's by Poet In The City. As with most of these things, I shall be attending as an ambassador of BYP. I'm not entirely sure what form that is going to take but… Continue reading An Invitation to St. Paul’s