Tuesday, 11 August 2020

August recommended listens: Ep. 9 Roaring 20s Radio + Influx Podcast + The History of the N word


Roaring 20s Radio

Episode 9

This sizzling HOT August 2020 show 

features outstanding new work by:

Murray Lachlan Young @MurrayLYoung  new album out this month!

Irensonsen Okojie @IrenosenOkojie award winning author reads from 'Nudibranch'

Will Ashon @willashon reading from new novellette out with Open Pen.

Hafsah Bashir @Hafsah_A_Bashir with poetry to soothe the soul

Grace Savage @_GraceSavage +  Jade Anouka @JadeAnouka 

John Osbourne @JohnOsRadioHead an excerpt of his latest work


Katus @katuscz performing from her latest album





+ plus a live and up close interview with 
British artist and painter Kelly-Anne Davitt

check out her stunning work 

 

+ plus a feature on the pioneers of Black British poetry
and our monthly picks of this summers art and culture 




Thank you to everybody that has been tuning in so far!
Find our podcast in all of the usual places via anchor.fm/roaring20sradio

Roaring 20s Radio
The new show for the 2020s: 
art, culture, books, poetry and activism 

Ep.10 will be broadcast 
Saturday 26th September, 4-6pm







The Poetry Health Service
a project inspired by the miracle of love, human connection and the healing power of poetry - Founded by poet, playwright and performer Hafsah Aneela Bashir, the Poetry Health Service (PHS), is a brand new, free creative service that prescribes contemporary poems as a tool for connection and healing. PHS embodies and champions the importance of art in supporting our mental and emotional health. Featuring work from Roger Robinson, Theresa Lola, Salena Godden, Buddy Wakefield, Helen Mort and many more, text poetry to 07401 257 351 https://www.poetryhealthservice.com







Excited to contribute a story to Series 3 

One Take Wonders

Authors read one of their short stories in one go, 

no edits, no re-runs. Curated by Courttia Newland.

My piece is titled 'Harpers Daydream'

Check out this series on Podbean or iTunes






And while we are talking about radio listens...
Highly recommend this documentary
 

With all that has been happening...
it might be useful to reflect on that words origin


BBC R4 doc, produced by Colin Grant 
and presented by Ellah Allfrey, 
with Bernadine Evaristo, Raymond Antrobus, 
Salena Godden, Gabriel Gbadamosi, 
Viv Adams & Ghetts & more...





"old souls sailed

my heart is a boat

my ancestors longships

my grandmothers Windrush

the rubber dinghies sunk without trace"



'No Holds Barred'

is a limited edition print, suitable for framing,  

published by Tangerine Press and out now

Tangerine Press 

 


Last but not least...
On Thursday August 13th 
I'm in conversation with Heidi James 
launching her powerful and vivid and visceral 
new novel 'The Sound Mirror'

You can also hear Heidi James 
reading from this beautiful book in 
Ep.8 of Roaring 20s Radio show!




Thank you xxsg






some ways to help or to get help...

1.  Covid funding for writers and poets list:  https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk 

2. Comprehensive list to help BLM: HERE

3. Fight for Breonna Taylor HERE

4. Refugee Community Kitchen serving food at home and abroad: Bit.ly/RCKdonate

5. Find your nearest foodbank, help or donate: https://www.trusselltrust.org

6. Grenfell: Fundraiser by UK Cladding Group HERE

7. Beirut emergency appeal here






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