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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Spring Update: 5 links to 5 things

It's been 9 months since my last post, for anyone who's counting.

Since then, much has happened, some of which may feature in subsequent posts (including a picture of me looking scruffy inside the House of Lords, next to some amazing poets... mum will be proud!)

For the time being, here are 5 links to things you might want to check out:


My latest guest blog post for the Free Word Centre and Spread the Word on the Black Flamingo Salon and Cabaret, where I discuss the important of black, queer artistic dialogue.


It's the BFI Flare film festival yet again!

I'll be in a post-screening panel on Sunday at the BFI Southbank, with the legendary Vivian Kleiman and Marc Thompson! We'll be discussing  Marlon Riggs' short films and I'll read a poem or two from the seminal In The Life anthology.

In the meantime, here's me with Tara Brown and Ben Walters, discussing a few highlights from last year's festival, for Sight & Sound.


On April 11th, I'll be at the Migration museum for the Queer Migrations event, with CiarĂ¡n Hodgers and PJ Samuels. I'll be performing new work there. (Free entry but register on the Eventbrite to attend).


Later next month, I'll be a part of Res Fest 19 at the Courtauld Institute's Kings Cross space, performing a specially-commissioned piece in response to artwork at the Courtauld. I'll post more about this later!


A month ago, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Berto Pasuka lecture at the National Portrait Gallery (read more about the legacy of Berto Pasuka and the night here on BlackOut's page). It was an incredible gallery takeover - and one I hope to see repeated!

Gerrard Martin, dancer/choreographer and artist, was commissioned to perform a new dance piece, 'State of Our Union', using words from 'Acknowledgments' (from my poetry collection, Selah). Here's a recording of the live performance.

...and finally

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