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Saturday 18 May 2019
The British Podcast Awards – This year’s awards will be held on Saturday 18th May, from 7pm at King’s Place, London. Unfortunately there are no tickets left, or I’d love to invite everyone to come along. I’m tremendously excited because it’s going to be packed to the rafters with pod icons.
Here’s a pic of me last year, with one of my pod heroines, Alix Fox (also nominated in the same category as me for Unexpected Fluids! If you’d told me that when we took this picture, I’d never have believed you)…
Also tomorrow, is the marvellous ShoutOut Live Festival: Content is Queen Podcast Festival. There are still tickets for this, so snap one up now.
Featuring insightful talks, panel discussions and podcast accelerator workshops with award-winning producers and creators. Network with fellow podcasters and listeners who share the same desire to be the next generation of content creators.”
“This year’s theme focuses on developing the next generation of podcaster (#GenerationPodcast). Hosting some of the UK’s finest female voices, the festival will create a space to celebrate podcasting and its power to highlight the intersectional experiences of all women in the UK’s broadcasting industry. It’s the UK’s first and only women’s podcast festival, taking place on Saturday 18th May at Kings Place.”
Here’s another pic from last year’s one:
I’m looking forward to the marvellous Bibi Lynch’s live podcast event – Good Sex Bad Sex Live at the Phoenix Arts Club. Ruby (the saucy subject of The Sugar Baby Confessionals podcast) and I guested on this fab show and it’s one of the most titillating, hilarious and well produced pods around. They deal with everything to do sex; both hosts (Bibi Lynch, journalist and broadcaster) and Miranda Kane (ex-sex worker turned comedienne and comedy writer) providing warm and hilarious commentary on anything from sex toys to strutting.
Listen to our episode here, or on any pod player:
Date: Feb 12 @ The Phoenix Arts Club
See you there. 😉
This Friday I’m doing some backing vocals, alongside a full band, with Laura Frances @ The Harrison pub.
Get tickets here.
FRI 17TH AUG, 2018 7:30pm, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1h 8JF
Laura Frances is a haunting new voice in UK alt-folk, with a startling depth and a richly intense tone that instantly marks her out as one to watch, a unique new addition to the folk world . A dark, contralto Joni Mitchell, her songs are delivered with a refreshing brevity, wrapped in a cloak of misty melodies from a world rich in mystical imagery, where everything is half-hidden. She plays tonight with her full 5-piece band.
The excellent Jeremy Tuplin will also be playing, so it’s going to be a fabulous night of indie-folk!
Looking forward to playing with Laura Frances @ Wilderness festival this weekend. It sounds like it will be a relaxed ‘Campfire Sessions’ set, but friends, let me know if you’ll be there! Would be lovely to meet up and make new buds.
I’m going to be talking about my podcast company, Fable Gazers, and our first season: The Sugar Baby Confessionals at Loose Muse, the women writer’s event on Wednesday 11 July.
Venue: The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane, 2 minutes walk from Coven Garden tube.
Time: Doors open 7:30pm. £5/£6 concs.
Also, how to get started on your own podcast, why I think all writers should have one + I’ll be answering any questions you might have around starting your own podcast.
Other featured guests are Janine Booth, self described ‘Marxist motormouth’ whose work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and in four of her own collections. Check her work out here: www.janinebooth.com
Margaret Eddershaw will also be performing from from her latest collection Is That All There Is (2017).
There’s also a poetry open mic, so bring your best work along and join in!
Yurt Cafe performance with Mock Deer & Laura Frances
I’m singing back up for the marvellous Ricky Damiani aka Mock Deer AND Laura Frances on Thursday 21 July at the Yurt Cafe in Limehouse.
Where: St Katherine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS
Highly atmospheric Indie folk nights, curated by Ricky:
“I’m passionate about music and especially live music! Being a musician myself, I love to perform in fantastic atmospheric environments, with other great and interesting performers! As there is so much going on in London these kinds of gigs were becoming harder and harder to find. So, I decided to curate my own. Seeking out the best artists and spaces, with the intention of providing both audience and performer with the best live music experience possible.”
In the meantime here is a lovely video:
Loose Muse – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night
On July 11, I’ll be a featured guest at this cracking event hosted by the lovely Agnes Meadows
It’s on the second Wednesday of each month, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re a spoken word lover.
Where: The Sun Pub – 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street), London WC2B 5RH
Time: 8pm – doors open from 7.30 pm. £6.00/£5.00 concessions.
Features this month are: moi(!) and Janine Booth.
We got to perform with the marvellous Amaroun and Erin Jae. Plus we debuted a Hank Williams cover – ‘Alone and Forsaken’.
Check out this fabulous event for future reference…the cocktails are magnificent, the surroundings gorgeous and the audience was very attentive. Couldn’t ask for better.
Bella Spinks + Laura Frances/Gillie // Servant Jazz Quarters
Date: 1 March
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street Dalston, N16 8JN London, United Kingdom
Tickets available here.
I’ll be doing some back up singing for the lovely Laura Frances – but Bella Spinks‘ music is a delight as well.
Check out this awesome video for Bella’s upcoming album:
Fable Gazers Indiegogo campaign
This is over now and it was so lovely to receive such kind support. There are still loads of cool videos and teaser episodes on the page telling you all about Fable Gazers. The money raised is going towards the launch of Fable Gazers, a boutique podcast company. It ran from Tuesday, October 10 – Thursday, December 7 2017.
Scarlet Starlings performing at SoftlySoftly a totally unplugged gig @ Kiss The Sky
Catch Sara-Mae singing with the other starlings, Mike and Khalid (who is doing lead guitar instead of bass – yep, just effortlessly switching it up, because that’s how he rolls…). We’ll be playing some songs from our new album.
Where: Kiss The Sky, Park Road, London, N8
When: 12 November
Time: 2:45-5pm admission £4
Inktears Showcase Anthology launch
Date: Saturday, December 16
Celebrating the launch of two incredible new Showcase collections of InkTears award winners and runners up, come and join us for readings, chat and much more.