A benefit at Dalston’s Rio cinema in 1988 with plenty of poets, as well as Julian Clary as the excellent Joan Collins Fan Club, on the bill alongside Kathy Acker. 16 more words
1 month ago
The Port Eliot festival, the Elephant Fayre as it used to be called, reviewed in the NME, 11 August, 1984.
Great to see Surfin Dave getting in there.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Suprisingly things aren’t much different today, despite the interweb, Roundhouse Poetry Collective, and grime. The situation for radical poetry is discussed in this Marxism Today… 936 more words
6 months, 1 week ago
There’s a lot of talk about how mainstream poetry is nowadays, but back in the 80s we were covered in national music papers, to a predominantly non-poetry audience. 41 more words
7 months, 1 week ago
Finally! A freaking stroller that takes design seriously. Like, really seriously. Joolz is the brainchild of some serious Dutch designers who found it necessary to create a stroller that parents deserve. 653 more words
The NME, 5 February, 1983, reports on an early open mic festival
8 months, 2 weeks ago
I was the picky one when we were looking for baby stuff. For a start I wanted to make sure I didn’t look stupid using anything we bought (a flowery changing bag was a big no no). 833 more words
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