Her Stories Art Auction

Piece about excellent initiative to auction excellent art (powered by Paddle 8 and Christies) by excellent women to raise money for vulnerable women’s charities in the UK.

https://fgrlsclub.com/2017/11/herstories-art-auciton/

 

 

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Pregnant Witness

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There are two guys fighting on the street.
One is in a car
mouthing off,
revving,
head twisted back,
one hand on the wheel —
the other, I assume, is on the hand break.
The second man pursues the creeping vehicle up the hill,
speaking in tongues.
The first talks in spits and swerves his wheels.
I can’t hear what they are saying;
I’m sure it’s very important
but I am watching the pregnant witness
who looks out the window opposite.
Glasses on, she can see their very animated picture,
but she opens the window to better hear the drama
because her life is empty of it.
There is no darkness in her
refurbished house in leafy suburbia.
I would like a life like that
but I’ve too many shades on me, it would seem,
a spinning prism is my diadem.
So I’ll watch the pregnant witness
watching the two men screaming on the streets;
she’ll get some junk mail later
and that’ll be as bad as it gets.

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Photo: Martin Parr

Fancy A Little Guerilla Poetry Warfare In The Morning?

Back in the old days, when things weren’t immediate — when news didn’t travel at lightspeed and creations were nurtured in a bubble of time — things were said to happen in ‘the space of Pater Noster’, the space of God.

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Over the next 10 days (I started at 5am yesterday) I will be gracing my favourite streets in London — mostly ones I have lived on over the years — with a little surprise through the letterbox. The aim of the surprise is to serve as a bubble, a space in time between the bills and bank statements, where nothing is asked of you. At worst it makes excellent recycling material; at best it might add a little magic to your day — if you receieve one, whether you like or dislike, please get in touch (contact details on its reverse). x x x

Review of Austin Osman Spare Exhibition, the man who refused to paint Hitler

My review of the amazing exhibition at The Last Tuesday Society of Austin Osman Spare’s (one of Alan Moore’s favourite artists) work for Creators — you can sit and have a tea or alchy drink and look some of the creepiest and most beautiful artwork on the planet. They’ll charge you £20 to go see Hockney or Picasso down the road, balls to that. This guy was compared to Michelangelo Buonarroti and Dürer and it’s free x x x

https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/austin-osman-spare-forgotten-occult-artist-hitler-london

 

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The High Parks of London

 

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At sunset we walk to the highest points:
Promise Hill and Hampstead Heath
To watch the end of our day.
We are coming home from work
We are going for a jog
We are on a date
We are tourists searching for Tower Bridge
In the bay of buildings.
We are old and young and in turn
Young and old,
But all humans love the sun
And the highest parks of London
Are where we watch it burn.
At twilight when the mist settles in
Birds whistle more than men.
Men don’t whistle so much these days
But I
I am wolf whistling this big city to bed
This city of red eyes at night.

 

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I’m Volunteering My Services

Appreciate this is not a particularly entertaining blog post from me but I’d like to give something back to the world to make both the world, and me, feel good. Plus I’m bored of sitting at a computer all day. So if anyone can help with advice/suggestions they’ll be eternally appreciated (if they’re good, otherwise only the thought will count):

I will be in London for a couple of months soon and was wondering if anyone knew any volunteer companies/projects that might want a writer/reader/story teller? I’ve also done a lot of comedy improvisation, so I don’t know, maybe that too. I’m talking one-to-one human contact here, no cyber-causes please. Would rather word of mouth recommendations if poss as Internet too daunting and boring. Thank you!

Please get me on trippingoverwhippets@gmail.com if you do x x x x

 

Here I am learning to read. Now I am fully trained and can read all of Harry Potter by myself …

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Article for VICE

I gots some smarts for the post-BREGSHIT economy in VICE. Take my advice and run with it (maybe to a nicer country) x x

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/six-radical-way-to-save-the-british-economy

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