The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

Pete Strauss  14.03.2013
The most immediately striking thing about an evening of spoken word is the almost tangible electricity in the air. No one is quite sure...
Beethoven In A Spaceship? It Can Only Be The Edinburgh Festival...

Beethoven In A Spaceship? It Can Only Be The Edinburgh Festival...

13.03.2013
Arts lovers can hear Beethoven in a spaceship and see Leonardo da Vinci take centre stage with modern technology at this year's Edinburgh...
Robin Hood Was 'Freedom Fighter Attacking The French'

Robin Hood Was 'Freedom Fighter Attacking The French'

11.03.2013
Robin Hood did not rob from the rich to feed the poor in Sherwood Forest, he was a freedom fighter attacking French invaders in Kent, a...
Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

Hannah Gal  10.03.2013
As Gathered Light, a collection of Joni Mitchell's poetry is about to hit the book shelves, I speak with writers Lisa and John Sornberger...
A Poem For International Women's Day: 'Conversations With Grandma'

A Poem For International Women's Day: 'Conversations With Grandma'

  8.03.2013
In this touching tribute to one of the important women in his life, spoken word poet Raymond Antrobus tells the story of a conversation...
Vodka Is Cheaper Than Dinner For Two

Vodka Is Cheaper Than Dinner For Two

Sarah O'Meara  14.02.2013
Love is definitely in the air on Twitter, as those typically romantic fools come together to create poetry for the world. Yes, we've enjoyed...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Sally Jenkinson Performs 'More Words Than We Deserve' (VIDEO)

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Sally Jenkinson Performs 'More Words Than We Deserve' (VIDEO)

Sam Parker  14.02.2013
"In this life, even the smallest, least majestic victories deserve a coronation..." In the last of our Valentine's poems, Bristol-based...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Raymond Antrobus Performs 'Things That Look Like Love'

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Raymond Antrobus Performs 'Things That Look Like Love'

  13.02.2013
The penultimate poet to perform in our week of original Valentine's Day videos is London-based Raymond Antrobus. Raymond's poem, 'Things...