Month: June 2017

A summer of Sick! by Anna Morell

Sick!

A whopping one in three people suffer from an invisible illness. And you can’t tell. Because they’re some of the most normal people you know. They’re also some of the most bad-ass, creative people you know, like Zara Carpenter and Matt Bray, Medway-based artists who are running Sick! – a contemporary arts programme funded by the Arts Council and supported by Medway Council Arts Team running in Rochester and Chatham this summer.

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Festivals, prawns, verse and deckchairs: Angel C. Dye meets poet Matt Chamberlain

What do poets wear to interviews?  Maybe Lazarus-style bandage over eyes (as in Matt Chamberlain’s Bowie-inspired ‘I Can’t Look’  YouTube video, a tragic story of submission by the down-beaten)?  The tale behind many closed doors, given a new twist: just don’t look. I am not sure if I can look.  Perhaps foolishly, before this meeting,…

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Who is… Calista Kazuko?

Calista Kazuko

The first photo I saw of Calista was of her perched on the edge of a grand piano, surrounded by hip, young, beautiful things, legs seeming to stretch up beyond her hot pants to her armpits, head thrown back, knee bent up, as if crunched into the split second before unleashing an earth-splitting howl of laughter, or to knee anyone who dared dispute her place as Queen of LA that night in the face.

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Chatham illustrator publishes first children’s book

James Boast Wow Kent What's on where Kent

Lifelong animal enthusiast James Boast, 27, has published his first book, in which he aims to teach youngsters about the circle of life. Having always had a strong interest in animals, James wants to encourage more children to learn about the rainforest and its ecosystems. Now a freelance illustrator, James’ childhood bedroom in Chatham was…

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