Our 26th weekly Insta session features Ella Dorman-Gajic. Ella is a poet, playwright and performer from Brighton. She is the co-founder and host of Off the Chest, a sell-out poetry night. She’s performed poetry sets and theatre pieces around the country, including at Edinburgh Fringe, The Arcola, The Orange Tree and Norwich Arts Centre. This month a scratch of her new play will be on at Brainchild’s Digital Hatch.Continue reading “Insta sessions #26: Ella Dorman-Gajic on 1 Dec”
Our 25th weekly Insta session featured Hannah Hodgson. Hannah is a poet living with life-limiting illness. Her work has been published by BBC Arts, Teen Vogue and Poetry Salzburg, amongst others. She is a recipient of a 2020 Northern Writers Award for Poetry.Continue reading “Insta sessions #25: Hannah Hodgson on 24 Nov”
Our 24th weekly Insta session featured Antonia Jade King. Antonia is one of the hosts of poetry night Boomerang Club, and a previous Hammer & Tongue spoken word finalist. She has featured at many events across London and has also performed at Love Supreme festival and Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Centre.Continue reading “Insta sessions #24: Antonia Jade King on 17 Nov”
We’re immensely proud to have released ‘Birds‘ by Tongue Fu, which is a collaboration featuring Salena Godden, Vanessa Kisuule and Hollie McNish. This is a digital-only release, with 100% of the profits going to Black Minds Matter UK.
The track is part of a Tongue Fu project – produced by Chris Redmond – which was supported by Arts Council England’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds.
We commissioned Leeds-based artist Saifur Rehmaan Manzoor-Khan to create the illustration for the artwork, and Liz Counsell edited the video. If you’re interested in featuring us on a site or in a publication, the press release is here.
The single is priced at £5, with an option to pay more if you can afford to. It’ll remain exclusively on our Bandcamp site until the New Year, to maximise our revenue. The Bandcamp purchase includes a HD copy of the video and also a PDF booklet containing the lyrics and sleeve notes.
Huge thank you to everybody that’s already supported the release. Black Minds Matter UK is an increasingly vital cause, so every retweet or share makes a difference and obviously every purchase means the world!
We were dead excited to partner up with Tongue Fu (again) to present a special Facebook Live gig on Thursday 12 November. The gig featured live performances from Amyra León and Chris Redmond, as well as the world première of the ‘Birds‘ video.Continue reading “Facebook Live gig with Tongue Fu on 12 Nov”
A group of artists and producers have come together to release a single supporting Black Minds Matter UK. ‘Birds’ is a collaboration between the renowned Tongue Fu collective and three leading poets: Salena Godden, Vanessa Kisuule, and Hollie McNish.
The single is available to purchase from our Bandcamp page and will remain exclusively on that site until the new year. 100% of all profits will be donated to Black Minds Matter UK.Continue reading “Tongue Fu single release for Black Minds Matter UK”
Our 23rd weekly Insta session featured Elise Hadgraft. Elise is a poet, musician, artist, model and purportedly quite odd. Despite over twelve years performance experience, three of which were spent fronting electro outfit ‘corporationpop’, she’s only just got round to releasing her debut collection with Verve Poetry Press. It is, by her own admission: “alright as poetry collections go, I guess”.Continue reading “Insta sessions #23: Elise Hadgraft on 3 Nov”
The 22nd of our Insta sessions features Chris Redmond. Chris is a poet, musician, performer and producer. A regular at music and literature festivals, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4; XFM; CBBC; and Sky Arts. Chris’s debut collection Let The Pig Out is published by Burning Eye.Continue reading “Insta sessions #22: Chris Redmond on 27 Oct”
Episode 11 was broadcast on Soho Radio a day before the one-year anniversary of Roaring 20s Radio being created. It’s been an incredible journey so far and we’re hugely grateful to everybody who’s listened, shared and supported so far.
If you missed the broadcast, you can stream the episode back in full as a podcast. It should be available in your regular podcast provider, but if not, you can find it on our Anchor.fm page.
Stay tuned for details of Episode 12 towards the end of November…