Roj Whelan recently made this short film of one of my poems, about orangutans and citizenship.
Afri (Action from Ireland) based in Dublin, has just made this short film about it’s global issues work in schools. I feel very privileged to be working with such an inspiring and empowering organisation. Please watch if you’re a teacher, or send on to any teachers, or parents who’ d like their children to be involved in this kind of exploration.
Kwasie Boyce – drama facilitator and play director with M.A.D Youth Theatre in Ardee just posted this on Facebook. I’m so happy they did this play – taken from my collection of plays: ‘Just a Second – Exploring Global Issues through Drama & Theatre‘ published by Afri (Action from Ireland.)
‘On Friday at Ardee Hub the young people gave their first performance as a youth theatre of Push Pull- We’re on the move byPete Mullineaux as part of the community intergration programme. We are insanely proud of all of the young people who took part in this project. It is wonderful to bring youth theatre to Ardee Town and look forward to future projects, collaboration and making more theatre in this wonderful rual town.’
I’m really looking forward to facilitating this week long creative writing course (poetry) with Moya Roddy who is offering meditation sessions as well as being our guest reader. Moya’s new collection was the biggest selling poetry book at the Cuirt International Festival, following her launch this week. The dates are June 18th-24th. The course takes place in a stunningly beautiful part of West Yorkshire. Course details:
It’s a huge honour for me to see my poem ‘A Piper Prepares’ published in the latest, November 2017 issue of the Dublin piper’s magazine, An Piobaire.