People Power: Fighting for Peace

It’s very easy to feel despondent about politics, both domestic and international. Whether you’re pro or anti Trump, believe Brexit is the end of Britain or the beginning, or nuclear war is a real threat or a load of hot air (no pun intended), it’s clear that there’s some divisive decisions being made by thoseContinue reading “People Power: Fighting for Peace”

Where Are We Now? in music & words

Where Are We Now? That’s a bloody good question. The UK is politically, socially and economically at a crossroads, and the route to take not clear. No one has the answers, but some of the best musicians and poets have some thoughts. Amongst them are 2016 Ted Hughes Award shortlistees & poets Hollie McNish &Continue reading “Where Are We Now? in music & words”

her – Half Moon Theatre

Life as a fifteen year old girl can be hard. But living in London it can be difficult to remember just how hard. In conflict zones across the world just the basic struggle to survive is a daily reality. In her, a live graphic novel, combining stage action, film and animation through clever technology, writerContinue reading “her – Half Moon Theatre”

VANT – Do You Know Me

Like the true punk greats, trio┬áVANT are socially and politically aware, and have something to say. Powerful and aggressive, as well it might be for a songwriter who finds Trump ‘terrifying’ and Brexit depressing.┬áSpeaking to the Boar at the back end of last year, singer and songwriter Mattie Vant expressed his wish that ‘the moreContinue reading “VANT – Do You Know Me”

Simon Smith – Experiment & Liberate: Politics in Poetry

Political poetry sounds like a heavy topic for a Saturday afternoon with Save As Writers. I don’t have a particular viewpoint to share, I’m not interested in writing polemics, and nothing *bad* has happened to me personally make me angry enough to write political poetry. But Simon Smith, poet, author and lecturer, and our tutorContinue reading “Simon Smith – Experiment & Liberate: Politics in Poetry”