Reading for London Literature Festival…

London Literature Festival presents…

London Literature Lounge: Innerspace Outerspace

Wednesday 7th July 2010 from 8-9.30pm at the Poetry Library, Southbank

A new monthly London Literature Lounge event of poetry and world music curated by Anjan Saha. The night will revolve around the theme of Innerspace Outerspace.  The poetry library will be transformed into the Literature Lounge. Free but early booking is advised!

Poets reading include Shanta Acharya, Baden Prince Junior, Abe Gibson, Raymond Antrobus, Sabrina Mahfouz and Cath Drake. Anjan Saha will be performing with his band Lost Luggage, featuring Robert Hokum on Blues guitar and Dheeraj Mishra on tabla.

Workshops at Wonderful Buddhafield 2010!

Buddhafield Festival is so much fun, all kinds of workshops and stuff to do, good food, music etc , and oh so friendly. This year the theme was: A force for good in the world.

I ran writing workshops with Manjusvara (, a storytelling circle and a wordplay workshop

Buddhafield Festival: Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 July 2010,

Here’s a pic of one bunch of creative writers at a workshop, holding up their group’s blockbuster piece –  an extract follows…

The Golden Ice Box Underground Cafe
We will build an underground café in the Long Field at Buddhafield, in a large golden box. The entrance will be via a slippery pole, the exit via a ladder. Disability access is as follows: the entrance and exit is a ski-slope slide with hydraulic moving seat or standing platform. Everything is made of shimmering straps and non-slip icy surfaces. The cafe will be made of ice, but it won’t feel cold. Candles on a candelabra will illuminate the ice and the gold. A grandfatherly character will greet everyone with a smile and a Werther’s Original. The café will sell food made of roots, such as rooty biscuits, and warm curry made with worms. You will get a free sweet dream, in the form of a fortune cookie, with every bowl of root stew. Drinks include Golden Ice and Hot Rainbow Latte. When you drink the Hot Rainbow Latte it will flood the body and enable the drinker to see people’s auras. The music will be underground music! Hard rock, roots and rhythm. There would be a chill-out soothing section with melodical percussion and classical music. There would be a group sculpting project, making a golden ice tree…

POETRY GAZEBO – a FREE Spoken Word festival

Come and here the some stunning performers FREE at this beautiful community garden in the heart of London.

Sunday, 13 June 2010, 13:00 – 19:00
Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road Islington London N1 0EG
Featuring: Raymond Antrobus, Dean Atta, Dzifa Benson, Denrele, Cath Drake, Aisling Fahey, Abe Gibson, Miriam Halahmy, Sabrina Mahfouz, Karen McCarthy, Katrina Naomi, Courttia Newland, Esther Poyer, Baden Prince, Jacqueline Saphra, Heather Taylor, and Culpeper’s Writer in Residence, Naomi Woddis

Music from British Zimbabwean singer songwriter Thabani Nyoni