Friday 29 May 2020

Journey to Nutopia: Pessimism is for Lightweights with John Higgs, The Cockpit Theatre, June 5th

J O U R N E Y   T O   N U T O P I A

"With the lockdown starting to ease, we are entering a new, liminal phase between the old and the new ‘normal’. Are we ready, to paraphrase Ghandi - to be the change - above and beyond the claps and rainbows? To discuss where we’re at, how we got here and where we could be going, Nutopia host Michelle Olley is joined by cognitive historian and author, John Higgs and poet and author, Salena GoddenAs well as bringing a fresh perspective to the past/collective memory, John Higgs has a history of exploring possible futures. He’s also the man who coined the phrase Pessimism is for Lightweights. Salena Godden took that phrase and turned it into an inspirational poem, inspiring us, in part, to begin the Nutopian project."

๐Ÿ’š £1 tickets have just gone on sale for this! 
Book here: Cockpit Theatre

Save the date: Friday June 5th: I'll join the mighty John Higgs and Michelle Olly at the Cockpit Theatre. I'm thrilled to be invited to join in and do a poem or two, whilst also supporting this legendary theatre venue during lockdown. Tickets are just £1. YES! That’s ONE pound! I look forward to chatting with you all next Friday via Zoom. Thank you my friends, I miss your faces, stay safe! ๐Ÿ’š 

Thank you to all who've been sharing and downloading 'The Lockdown EP' it is out now as a digital release only. 50% of profits to be donated to NHS, to boost depleted PPE stock and also go towards providing mental health support for NHS staff. These poems have featured on The Verb on BBC Radio 3 and also on Ninja Tunes, Jon More's OUT2LUNCH mix on Soho Radio - Tune in here:

Find out more about this at Nymphs and Thugs 

Poetry and special edition posters available at Rough Trade Books

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