Flotsam
Flotsam - debris not deliberately thrown overboard that is eventually washed up and deposited on the shore for the nosey wanderer to pick over and collect.

This is a collection of well written pieces that this nosey wanderer has scavenged from the high tide line of the internerd.

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Accelerated Literacy Through Podcasts Crowd Funding Project

Hothouse Theatre are launching their Crowd Funding bid to raise funds to pilot the Accelerated Literacy Project!

The project will use the creation of podcasts, audio reports and radio plays to help young people make up for lost school hours due to Covid-19.

The Crowd Funder bid goes live noon on the 19th Oct!

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For the Love of Goerge

A monologue in 4 parts by Guy Jones

Part 4

20th Anniversary of it's Edinburgh triumph

“The Beauty of the piece is that Guy Jones’ script is ... an intriguing glimpse into one person’s life”
Thom Dibdin, Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh Festival, 2000.

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Underwater Words II

An Underwater Haiku Co-Creation

FIRE Lab Swansea

Underwater Haiku is a co-creation project started by FIRE Lab and Asha Sahni. Underwater Words II is an Exquisite Corpse Haiku with lines contributed by 106 people. This video has a twin, UW Haiku I, which featured recomposed lines by Asha Sahni from the 106 contributions. UW Haiku II presents the lines as they were submitted by those collaborating on the Exquisite Corpse creation.

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Landscape & Language: Experiments in Living

The Verb

BBC

This week's Verb was recorded at the Forum Theatre in Barrow-in-Furness, with a small, but enthusiastic socially distanced audience. Our theme is the meeting of language and landscape, and Ian's guests are the poet Clare Shaw whose 2018 collection Flood conveys water at its most awesome and destructive, writer and playwright Zosia Wand, who uses the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay as her stage in work that examines how we find identity amidst unreliable memories and family secrets.

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ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest -

Keelie Grindley

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the seventh day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a speech by Keelie Grindley. Keelie is a BLM leader in Sandbach, Cheshire, where there are (according to the most recent census) only 29 black people living in the area, out of 18,000.

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"Black History Month"

Guerrilla Lips

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the ninth day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a poem written and performed by Guerrilla Lips

Guerrilla Lips is a local poet and performer who draws inspiration from around the globe. He delivers searing bullets of truth through his work with a brutal, yet beautiful, honesty.

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Letetra Widman's powerful speech

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

Watch, listen and pay attention to Letetra Widman's powerful speech on the shooting of Jacob Blake

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Redemption Song

unior Dayvis

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the eighth day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a musical performance by Junior Dayvis - singing "Redemption Song"

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"No Longer Breathe"

Guerrilla Lips

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the seventh day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a poem written and performed by Guerrilla Lips

Guerrilla Lips is a local poet and performer who draws inspiration from around the globe. He delivers searing bullets of truth through his work with a brutal, yet beautiful, honesty.

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Treading Water

by Ian Humphreys

The Poetry Society

Ian Humphreys lives in West Yorkshire. His debut poetry collection Zebra is with Nine Arches Press. His work is widely published in journals including The Poetry Review, The Rialto and Magma.

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DIY Poets 49

DIY Poets

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition zine from DIY Poets is now available for you to download. Arguably our best ever instalment forthcoming issues will only be available on-line for the foreseeable future. Packed with short accessible poems, this compact but perfectly formed publication is your ideal companion to a rainy night in.

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Three Poems

by Kevin Qweaver Jackson

Poetry and Covid

Kevin Qweaver Jackson, LGBTQ+ creative, based near Nottingham, writes poetry that dares us to care. His second book Loves Burn was published by Big White Shed in January 2020. He performs widely. He blogs at www.facebook.com/kevinjacksonpoetry.

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Five Leaves Author Interviews - Bali Rai

Five Leaves

Bali Rai has written over forty novels about teenagers and children. Born in Leicester, his writing is inspired by his working-class, multicultural background. A leading voice in UK teen fiction, Bali is a passionate advocate of libraries, reading for pleasure and promoting literacy. He has nearly twenty years of experience in working with young people across the UK and further afield and is extremely popular with schools. He has been nominated for and won numerous awards since 2001.

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Henry Normal in conversation

North Notts Lit Fest

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Lifelines

by Lytisha Turnbridge

Poetry Archive

I was reflecting on how the pandemic has affected people trapped, unable to flee violence, people attempting sea crossings in the hope of a safer life, all the lives cut short, lifelines ended prematurely. I thought of those relationships that haven’t happened, and women without the opportunity to have children. I pictured all those family trees with bare branches, as tributaries that didn’t make their destinations.

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Twilight

by Katie Gearing

Poetry Archive

I found lockdown really difficult - as I imagine we all did. This poem was inspired by the monotony of each day at the beginning of lockdown, and how hard it was to stay positive during this time. The yearning of the sun and moon represents not being able to see our loved ones during this time.

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Nymphs & Thugs Insta sessions #16

our 16th weekly Insta session welcomed Wigan-based poet and performer extraordinaire Louise Fazackerley- Poet! relaxed conversations and performances from leading spoken word poetry talent every Tuesday from 7.30-8pm UK time.

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Unlatched: Episode 6

Featuring poetry, fiction and non-fiction by Lisa Levytska, Patrick Ofosu, Ann Kathryn Kelly and Callum Churchill and an interview with Jane Barkley Young and Adam Rowley from alt-pop duo The Kind.

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Overheard in Notts
Left Lion

It's everyone's favourite time of the month...

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Poetry from Maria Taylor and Jo Dixon
(online event recording)

Five Leaves Bookshop

Maria Taylor is a poet and reviewer living in Leicestershire. Her new collection, 'Dressing for the Afterlife', is published by Nine Arches in September 2020. 'Instructions for Making Me' was published by HappenStance (2016), and her first collection, 'Melanchrini' (Nine Arches Press, 2012), was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize.

Jo Dixon is a poet, critic and academic based in Nottingham. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at NTU in 2018 and now lectures in Creative Writing at De Montfort University in Leicester. Her poems have appeared in a range of anthologies and journals, and her debut poetry pamphlet: 'A Woman in the Queue', was published by Melos Press in May 2016.

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Live from Boston

The Moth

A special Live edition of The Moth at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Hothouse Theatre’s online Magazine Oh My Nottz is coming out of hibernation!

Oh My Nottz uses the production of video, audio and written content to inspire young people from all backgrounds to become the best people they can be.

After 3 months in lockdown we are preparing to get young people involved in producing articles, radio plays and podcasts for publication once again.

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These Are The Hands (After Michael Rosen)
by Commoners Choir

A song based on Michael Rosen's poem 'These Are The Hands', celebrating the people who do the (often unrewarded) everyday jobs and services which benefit us all, especially in this time of pandemic lockdown. Written in response to the weekly Thursday evening's 'clapping for the NHS'.

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Impact Magazine: Quarentine Season

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Big White Shed

Sharing the things we think you'll find entertaining, inspirational or just plain interesting, brought to you by all of us at Big White Shed

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More Women In The World
The Moth

In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance.

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Britain thinks it's a special country, and that's a dangerous thought
Joe

Britain is in love with the idea that it's a special country, that the rules don't apply, that we don't have to follow the crowd.

This idea has gotten us into a lot of trouble, and it's not going to make things better.

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Nothing Isn't Enough
Voice and Handpan

Rosie Bergonzi - Performer

Recently there have been so many interesting conversations around race in the media, offices and homes. Just because our news feeds are returning to normal doesn’t mean anything has been fixed. Keep talking, keep challenging, keep fighting.

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