It feels wrong. It feels right. It’s with conflicted feelings that we’re posting here today to ask you to nominate us in the Best Collaborative Work category of the Saboteur Awards. Continue reading Nomination in the time of Covid-19
Joolz writes: Suzi Quatro burst onto the screen playing bass guitar, dressed like the guys, acting like the guys; the first rock front woman. Continue reading #IWD2020: Women who have inspired us
This month Something Rhymed eavesdrops on a conversation between poets Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire, who let us in on the friendship behind their jointly published poetry collection with Holland Park Press. The culmination of five years’ research and development, part-funded by Arts Council England, London Undercurrents explores the hidden histories of London’s unsung heroines north […]
What a whirlwind of a year it has been for London Undercurrents. Since publication day of our book in March, our feet have barely touched the ground – from the launch, to readings, book signings, being interviewed on London LIVE TV, featuring at ArchWay With Words and many more adventures besides.
A big, big thank you to everyone who bought our book. A massive thank you to Holland Park Press for believing in us and publishing our book in the first place. A big thank you to everyone who attended our readings, and to those who were vocal in their support – the Tweeters, the Facebook posters and bloggers. Thank you to the reviewers who took time to read our book, and wrote such amazing articles about our work. Thank you to poetry lovers and newbies to poetry. Thank you to our families, and to our friends. In a world gone mad and deeply distressing – thank you to the beacons of hope who believe in the power of words.
May all your 2020s be merry and bright.
We were there, on Sunday 17th November, for the first ever North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur Women and Arsenal Women. Continue reading Making History at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Last week, we were asked by Anne Cooper if we wanted to take part in a fantastic fundraising event for Crisis, at the Fox and Firkin in Lewisham, organised by Musicians Against Homelessness. Continue reading Musicians (and Poets) Against Homelessness
On Saturday we finally sat down together and discussed that difficult ‘what next?’ question. Continue reading What next?
In September, Joolz was invited to read at the private view of the group show Poetics of Change at BBA Gallery in Berlin. How could she refuse? With a few copies of London Undercurrents packed in her bag she headed to the airport solo, excited but nervous to be without Hilaire.