March 2021: List of Literary Events Online

March 2021: List of Literary Events Online

Welcome to March! The HCE magazine team have created another list of digital literary open mics, events and workshops to help you plan for the weeks ahead. You can stay virus-free AND enjoy your favourite gigs! This is also the perfect chance to “travel” afar and attend events you never thought you could…

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CLIVE OSEMAN

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CLIVE OSEMAN

Clive Oseman is a Swindon-based Brummie spoken word artist, comedian and co-host of Oooh Beehive open mic events. He is a multi-slam winner and has twice competed in the UK slam finals […]

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS JIM CRICKARD

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS JIM CRICKARD

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS JIM CRICKARD   Interviewed by Raef Boylan     Jim Crickard writes and performs camp, entertaining poetry that explores culture, sexuality and identity. In 2019, he was selected by Poetry Ireland for the inaugural Versify...

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ART EXPOSURE INTERVIEW: JOHN WHITMORE

ART EXPOSURE INTERVIEW: JOHN WHITMORE

Q&A with John Whitmore. John is a talented Coventry-based photographer who specialises in traditional analogue techniques and uses his own dark room (in a shed!) for printing. His vast portfolio includes black and white documentary and travel, as well as commissions for behind-the-scenes and events work. […]

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Letters to Mary

Letters to Mary

Art Review: Sofia Furtado looks back at “Quinn”, The Herbert Gallery’s last temporary exhibition of 2020. […]

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February 2021: Literary Events Online

February 2021: Literary Events Online

The HCE magazine team have created another list of literary open mics, events and workshops, to help you plan for the weeks ahead. You can stay virus-free AND enjoy your favourite gigs! This February is also the perfect chance to “travel” afar and attend events you never thought you could…

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REVIEW: JOELLE TAYLOR’S ‘SONGS MY ENEMY TAUGHT ME’

REVIEW: JOELLE TAYLOR’S ‘SONGS MY ENEMY TAUGHT ME’

By Stella Backhouse || But what if that truth is brutal, ugly, controversial and not something people want to hear? What then is poetry’s role? Joelle Taylor’s 2017 collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me asks all these questions and more. It’s not an easy read; it isn’t meant to be. […]

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REVIEW: ANDY WILLOUGHBY’S ‘TOUGH’

REVIEW: ANDY WILLOUGHBY’S ‘TOUGH’

By Stella Backhouse || Ghosts stalk the pages of Andy Willoughby’s 2004 collection Tough. They catch you in the opening poem and lead you through Whitby’s vanished whalebone arch […]

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January 2021: Online Literary Events

January 2021: Online Literary Events

Finally – 2021 has arrived! Sadly, this COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been resolved, and the challenges of making sure arts events still happen – safely – are on-going. Here is the good news: the HCE magazine team have created another list of literary open mics, events and workshops, to help you plan for the weeks ahead. […]

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