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Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Zoo Project

It will be beautiful. He says. Write for me he asks. Everything falls naturally and works its way out. He promises. We talk and overlap like waves. except it will depend on where we are standing. and what place is around us as we walk. The poem feels urgent. Walk with me and take a […]
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Party Speakers

Outsized heads stand up as characters. Gender fluid perceptions result from the clean outlines of features of Nicolas Party’s work. Inspired by Japanese Noh masks and Egyptian Sarcophagi the faces project a bold expression. The eyes are open and seemingly absorb the room in this exhibition of ‘Speakers’.   The former graffiti artist Nicolas Party […]
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Oxford Literary Festival turns 20

Oxford’s Literary Festival began 20 years ago and has been housed in many different locations.  Inspired by the poetry that is soon to dance upon the stage of the Festival  (April 2nd) I stand with a coffee and watch as the tents are put up in the Old Schools Quadrangle.   The workmen look to be making the most of a break in the […]
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Burning Tires in Urbino

  My week at in the Urbino Valley of central Italy came to an end.  There was a thump to the floor and the rhythms felt bold.  They made this sound.       Tiny pebbles dance like ash smashing through fire flies hitting the aimless darkness as the valleys show partygoers how to echo their desires […]
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