House of Common event on Clapham Common 2016: Audio

I went along to the House of Common festival on Clapham Common yesterday and had a great time talking to and listening to some great legends, including Lee Scratch Perry and a really heartfelt interview with Natty Congo. The event was organised by Suggs of Madness fame and he curated the guest line up.  Toots…

Oral History: Bomb Alley in Kent, England.

In this interview I talk to Kay an oral historian, she told me about the war years and about Bomb Alley. An unexploded bomb was discovered in Catford South East London this week.  Catford was part of the  notorious Bomb Alley.   German Bombers on their way back from raids in London and the north would…

Play: An Ode To Catford Hill, London

I was born and raised in South East London. The area has changed so much since I was a child. I have loved and hated the area in equal measure and I have since moved out. The boy at the end of the piece who was taken away and never came back is my son…

2014/ Men against Domestic Violence. Male Allies

  Lewisham Leading Men talk about their commitment to help end domestic violence. They also talk candidly about their shock at the figures which are exceptionally high in the Lewisham borough. Del Strain, comedian and Broadcaster, Sir Steve Bullock Mayor of Lewisham, Justin Davies Detective Chief Inspector at MPS Lewisham. Peter Dacres Trainer for Street…

I want the pill they say will kill.

The lack of acknowledgement about the Menopause which will affect every woman in her life is something that is sadly still not spoken about. I wrote this poem about my own experiences of the menopause.

Impact.

This is a piece about the impact that gun and knife crime leaves on a family. It features Jimmy Mizens father. kwames Ofosu Asare, father and  Dean, his brother shot his father. Stephen Lawrences Aunt and Bobby Mizen Brother of Jimmy.  I wanted to humanise the people behind the headlines.