Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

An interview with Jacob Denno, editor of poetry and illustration magazine Popshot

Popshot has launched a limited edition range of prints featuring the best artwork from five issues of its seminal poetry and illustration magazine. Find out more about Popshot's Printshop here!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Popshot is a wonderful poetry and illustration magazine and editor Jacob Denno once wrote for me, so when he contacted me recently about his new limited edition print range it seemed the perfect opportunity to find out a bit more about his inspiring ventures.

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Print by City Abyss.

What inspired you to set up Popshot magazine and what was your aim?
The magazine was born out of a slight frustration at the way in which poetry magazines were presenting themselves and ultimately, presenting poetry. I loved reading poetry but couldn't find a single magazine on the shelves of Borders that was stimulating that passion. Most of them were a dark sea of Times New Roman font that made poetry really difficult to engage with. The aim was to create a magazine that I thought could engage with younger readers and dispel the myth that… read more

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Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Friday: Bellowhead, Russell Kane, Yoga, Bane

There was a plethora of music and activities to enjoy on Friday at Larmer Tree Festival: loved one man drama Bane, folk from Goodnight Lenin, Bellowhead and Kidnap Alice... and quiffed comedian Russell Kane rocked my world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Russell Kane by Finn O’Brien.

We woke up early on Friday at Larmer Tree Festival, baked out of our tent by the brilliant sunshine… and turned up to witness the very …

Celebrate your inner gawker as Sideshow Stories kicks off Yarn Fest storytelling festival

Cozy up to the oddball in you with Sideshow Stories, the art and poetry exhibition giving a nod to the good old tradition of point-and-stare. Bearded ladies, strongmen and a lot of tattoos and body hair illustrated by Antonia Parker, Genie Espinosa, Avril Kelly and Mina Bach.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The bearded lady by Genie Espinosa
It’s a bunch of freaks, really, that are lining the walls of ‘The Social’ venue right now. The big mustaches, the hairy backs, the bushy …

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Circus Bookazine Launch and London Blog Slam

Circus, the bloggers' bookazine issue numburo uno focuses on fashion, but the focus of the bloggers in their promotional spectacular blog off was not so focused.

Written by Jenny Robins

The crowd at circus bookazine blog slam, minimalist cake catering, Asahi etc. the awesome tights belong to Muireann Carey-Campbell of Bangs and a Bun.
Amelia judged and I sketched history in …

Sunrise Off Grid 2010: Festival Review

The Sunrise Off Grid festival took place in late August - here's our review of this very special kind of festival.

Written by Tiger Lily Raphael

Having been to each and every Sunrise festival since it started in 2006 I became one of the Sunrise Off Grid organising team this year. It’s only the second time …

An interview with Think Act Vote

Amelia's Magazine talks to Think Act Vote about their Photobooths and their plans for Vintage at Goodwood this weekend...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photograph by Vanya Sacha
Prior to the General Election, Amelia’s Magazine interviewed Amisha Ghadiali about her new project Think Act Vote. As the dust settles on the birth of the …

Album Review: Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers has been compared to Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith, but this Irish singer songwriter has a charm all his own.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Since I noted the idiosyncratic name of first single Becoming a Jackal, Villagers have been skimming around on the periphery of my aural radar: once I realised I liked the …

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Lazy Gramophone Press: The Book of Apertures

The Book of Apertures is the new release from arts collective Lazy Gramophone. Hannah Osborne attended the launch night.

Written by Hannah Osborne

All images courtesy of Lazy Gramophone Press

Two years in production, The Book of Apertures is the fourth publication by Lazy Gramophone Press; an arts collective whose emphasis lies embedded …

London Climate Camp 09: The Music

Blackheath, London, August 27th - September 2nd

Written by Katie Weatherall

They swooped, they saw, they conquered. As you may have already clocked, a hearty bunch of folks with a passion for the our planet (and rightly so) have descended upon …

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Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen In Love With?

Buzzcocks and The Fall, HMV Forum, Kentish Town, 10th June 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

It was a night of contrasts. A contrast between a halcyon past and the here-and-now. It was also a contrast in the ages of the audience, from the veteran …

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Latitude: The Festival Preview Series

Latitude Festival Suffolk, I view, you view, we view, pre-view

Written by Roisin Conway

Continuing our Festival Preview Series, today it’s Latitude’s chance to shine and watch out Summer,this year’s Latitude is going to blow your mind!

Musically, 2009 is hotting up to …