Sunday, 27 October 2013

SUNDAY NIGHT NEWS - Women's Work and Poetry at Sedgwick

This week, myself and consultant artist Karen Harvey have been busy working on Glass Cases and Curios, our booklet of collected poetry and artwork inspired by museums. The anthology will include work produced by twenty-two fantastically talented creative people, and we're really looking forward to seeing the final product!

And we'll be launching the booklet on Thursday 5th December, from 6pm until 8pm, at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge!


It's a beautiful museum, filled with glass cases and curios, so it's the perfect setting for our event, and we're so grateful to the Sedgwick for their support and interest in the project!

On the launch night, there'll be selected poetry readings, wine and refreshments, plus the chance to explore this fantastic museum after hours. There'll also be copies of the Glass Cases and Curios booklet, available to purchase for the special price of £4.00.


It's going to be a great night, and further details will be available nearer the time of the show. Iggy and his dinosaur friends are looking forward to it too!


Also this week, I visited the Chatteris Museum to take a look at the Nineteenth Century Fen Cottage display, which now features my poem (imaginatively titled Fen Cottage). It's a fantastic display and the museum really is well worth a visit.

You can read the full poem here. 

Next week
On Friday 1st November, I'll be performing as part of Women's Work, celebration of female performers, in aid of the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC).

Fay Roberts of Allographic has compiled a wonderful booklet of writing and artwork to be sold at the event, with proceeds going toward the CRCC. The books are packed full of poetry, prose, photography, and art by local creative women, and also feature quotes from famous feminists, as well as soundbites from historic and contemporary opponents of women's rights.


It's a cracking read, and you can pick up your copy from merch stall at the Women's Work event! The show kicks off at 8pm, on the top floor of the Fountain, on Regent's Street, Cambridge. Hope to see you there!


  1. It's just typical that I "find" you just after I have moved away from Cambridgeshire! I think you were mentioned on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, but I was too late to hear your interview. Shall keep an eye out though, in case an event happens when I am visiting home. Love the museum theme.

    1. Hi Theresa,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We're really excited about the Glass Cases and Curios booklet. If you're around Cambridge on 5th December, we'd be very pleased to see you at the Sedgwick Museum for the launch event. :)