Heads up, everyone!
I am developing a new podcast celebrating people in South London and beyond – suitably titled South London Voices.
I have lived in South London for over 18 years and in that time, I have come to know many talented, creative and lovely people. My idea for the podcast is inspired by them – and also by the vibrant, diverse and interesting area I live in South of the Thames. FIND OUT MORE BELOW
“If a tree falls in a forest but it’s not on Facebook, did it really fall at all?”
It’s a light-hearted question. A joke, really, playing on the well-known philosophical question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
But it captures an existential question for the modern age. READ MORE BELOW
"Being here gives me the space - mentally and physically - to recalibrate what I want for the next few months in my busy, creative life. And also to reflect more deeply about what I want for the rest of my life. It gives me perspective on things that truly matter to me. The quiet allows me to sit with these thoughts and emotions in a way that eventually offers up options for a way forward to shaping a good life." WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
As a writer, I am becoming restless with the medium that ties me solely to words on paper or print on screen. In my theatre piece Bound Feet Blues, those words came to life through my personal embodiment of them in a performance on stage. I have since been playing with video, using that medium largely for interviews or selfie reflections to camera.
I came across the online tool Lumen 5 via a friend on Facebook who was using it to make her blog posts into video slideshows. That is what it was designed for and what most people are using it for. It struck me that the format could be used for short narratives beyond blog posts – or even poetry.
So I had a play on the tool and the video above, Scent of Green – a video poem is the result. WATCH THE VIDEO AND READ MORE BELOW