What Am I Doing
SPREAD A LITTLE KIRKLEYNESS
Last summer I created 'Spread a Little Kirkleyness' video poem, commissioned by East Suffolk Council under the London Road, Lowestoft High Street Heritage Action Zone. The poem was created by gathering stories and memories via local interest Facebook pages and the film combines new footage filmed by Joshua Freemantle with rare archive photos from the collections of Bert Collyer, Jack Rose and Robert Whybrow. You can watch the film on this page or on YouTube.
The video poem 'Halesworth Whispers' was also launched last summer. Written and created by me, as part of a residency to explore and celebrate the town and its people during the lockdowns of 2020-21. I gathered memories, stories and thoughts from locals, reaching out to many who’ve been feeling 'cast adrift'. You can also see the poem here or on YouTube.
'Halesworth Whispers' was generated by the Celebrating Us residency, organised by Suffolk Artlink and Dance East with funding from Arts Council England.
SUFFOLK DAY POEM
Delighted that BBC Radio Suffolk has been using one of my poems to promote this year's Suffolk Day. I read out the full version of the poem, which is called Suffolk Heart, on the Lesley Dolphin show on Suffolk Day on Monday 21 June.