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The Wellcome Trust/Southbank Centre Sexology Project recording!

Well, despite the unwieldy title, this is actually going to be a short post.

The recording that I did as part of the Sex In The Afternoon collaboration is now up on Soundcloud for your enjoyment, along with the work of my talented friends!

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Rich Mix – Sun 2nd August – 18:30-20:30

Excitingly, I’ve been asked by Jacob Sam-La Rose to do a ten minute set at the event that he is curating on Sunday at Rich Mix.

Rich Mix has been running a number of youth takeover events and this poetry evening is just one exciting event in the programme.

Come and check it out if you can!

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Wellcome Trust Sexology Project

Exciting news! I have been invited to write a poem in response to the Wellcome Trust’s Sexology Exhibition. I’m recording the poem today and it’s going to be played at Sex In The Afternoon next Sunday.

I’m quite nervous to be included among such company. Malika Booker has made such a huge impact on my craft so to be in the same event as her is an honour.

If you can’t afford the ticket then I’m going to see what can be done about the recordings – would love to be able to link you to them or put them up.

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Jacob Sam-La Rose and the Barbican Young Poets

Not an unwieldy band name but an exciting performance that I’m doing at the Tate Modern on Saturday! The workshop part is free and open so be sure to come along!

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Walthamstow Garden Party – Recap

So I’m really glad that I got the chance to be super silly with some of the most amazing people that I know. It’s always such a privilege to share a stage with any of them and the Walthamstow Garden Party was no exception.

The Barbican Young Poets has been such an important part of my life for the last two years and to see the project expand to include incredibly talented poets aged just 11-14 is remarkable.

The bravery that these young poets showed, covering topics including depression, self-harm, genocide and even one girl whose poem was a glorious coming out makes me very optimistic for the future. I would love to have had a thimbleful of their confidence at that age.

Exciting stuff in the week ahead, including a performance at the Tate Modern on Saturday and having a recording done for the Wellcome Trust played at Southbank Centre on Sunday.

A big, big thank you especially to Shruti Iyer and Sunayana Bharghava for working with me on a group piece – was great to start a show with the pair of you and I look forward to doing it again sometime.

It was such a surreal place to perform, having people coming up to me afterwards and congratulate me and even one woman who stopped me in the street as I walked back to the tube station. The feeling of being recognised was an unusual one though admittedly I had worn a bright yellow t-shirt for the express purpose of being memorable…Smiles at the Walthamstow Garden Party

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Walthamstow Garden Party – July 19th

So tomorrow is quite an exciting and terrifying day. I’ll be performing at Walthamstow Garden Party at various point throughout the day, both on my own and with others.

From 12:20-2:30 you can check me and the fantastic Barbican Junior Poets out in the Earthly Paradise Tent, along with Toni Stuart, Malika Booker and a selection of other Barbican Young Poets. This one is going to be really special.

Then, at 3pm, I will have a 15 minute slot in Artillery Island.

Would be great to see some people down there – it’s a free event!

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Tacky Love

To my mind, this is my best poem. Happy to be contradicted though.

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Passport

This is a poem based on my nana and stories that I’ve read about growing up in Ireland.

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Tin

This is from a performance with my collective, Burn After Reading. We run a regular night at 7 Dials Club in Covent Garden on the first Tuesday of every month.

I’ll be posting vids from my performances over the next few days.

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Walthamstow Garden Party

So, it looks like summer is shaping up to be a good ‘un.

Just received confirmation that I’ll be performing at Walthamstow Garden Party this July!

I shall be performing a group piece with some of the other Barbican Young Poets and sharing the stage with the new Barbican Junior Poets. Exciting thing to be a part of so if you’re in the area then please do come and check us out!