Power to the People, Profile of Jenya Stashkov

Power to the People, Profile of Jenya Stashkov

Welcome back to readers of these blogs, after a protracted Christmas and New Year break. As it turned out, although this year we swerved an official lockdown over the festive season, I imagine many of you shared the rather fractured and anxious Christmas I...
Power To The People Reprise of Poet Theologian Hannah Stone

Power To The People Reprise of Poet Theologian Hannah Stone

Poets love sharing their work with readers and audiences; for many of us, it is only when our poetry is heard and experienced by others that it fully becomes alive. Poems just scribbled in a notebook, or saved in a computer file, may be only embryonic. There is an...
Power to the People Profile: John Battle

Power to the People Profile: John Battle

Last week I wrote about the warm welcome I had received at the Poetry and Pizza event, hosted by John Battle. Wherever I go, I hear John’s name mentioned, and without fail it is in connection with community endeavours, which are seeking to support, encourage and...
Power to the People – Profile: New Wortley Community Centre

Power to the People – Profile: New Wortley Community Centre

Poetry and Pizza The starving artist in the garret is by no means the only model of the contemporary creative; at New Wortley Community Centre (founded in 1982 to serve the community of the Armley ward area of south Leeds), creative writing is fostered by FOOD! Former...
Power to the People – Rachel Flint

Power to the People – Rachel Flint

Next up in my series of empowered people who were involved in the Leeds Piano Trail is Rachel Flint. I met Rachel just before lockdown, in March 2020, at the launch of And The Stones Fell Open, the anthology of poetry about poets, prophets and protesters, edited by...