This month’s column celebrates the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference in poetry’ campaign, which saw 40 poets from around England commissioned to pen something about the lockdown. It also features a quick round-up of other online spoken word poetry activity. Click here to read it!
As you may have seen, Part 1 of Matt Abbott‘s ‘A Life of Wearing White EP’ was released on Good Friday. You can buy it through our Bandcamp site and find shortcuts to the release in all of the major digital stores here.
This Friday, Part 2 followed and is available to stream or download here. We get a much bigger cut if you buy it directly through us, and 50% of the profits are being donated to the Leeds Fans Food Bank, so if it makes little difference to you either way then please use our Bandcamp.
Thanks to all of those who’ve bought Part 1 already!
In case you missed today’s episode of Roaring 20s Radio, it’s now available as a podcast in most of the usual places including Spotify and Apple Music. Click here for the podcast links to Episode 5: The Isolation tapes.
This episode features Salena Godden, Amah-Rose Abrams and Matt Abbott recording their own individual segments whilst socially distancing. As well as the usual round-ups, they have special guest recordings and music tracks to make one big juicy episode.
Our first release of the new decade will be Matt Abbott‘s ‘A Life of Wearing White EP’, which will be released over two halves this Friday (10 April) and the following Friday (17 April).
Each half will contain three poems capturing Matt’s life as a Leeds United fanatic, including the centenary poem which was shared by the club on their 100th birthday in October. The artwork for Part 1 features a bespoke canvas by an LUFC street artist known as the Burley Banksy.
Part 1 is available to pre-order through our Bandcamp site here, and is available to pre-save in Spotify here. It’ll appear in all major digital providers this Friday for your streaming or downloading pleasure.
Also, 50% of the profits from this release will be donated to Leeds Fans Food Bank. We hope you enjoy.
The penultimate LIVEwire Leeds event in this series, which took place at Hyde Park Book Club on Wednesday 5 February. Headline slots from Louise Fazackerley and Matt Abbott plus open mic, as captured by Idle Work Factory.
Our final Leeds event in this series takes place on Wednesday 1 April, and tickets will be on sale soon!
This month’s ‘LIVEwire’ column follows on from a discussion in Roaring 20s Radio episode two, and looks at the joy of listening to poetry on vinyl – which as you know features two massive Nymphs & Thugs releases. You can read it here.