Black History Month Activities With Award Winning Poet and Performer Patricia Foster – October 2016. BHM Workshop at UWLSU, At The Inkwell London Celebrates Black History Month, ‘Southbound: An Evening of Poetry’ (Southwark Libraries).

The UK celebrates Black History Month in October and I would love to share what I’ll be up to this month.
This Wednesday 19th October 2016, I’ll be delivering a poetry workshop for Black History Month. My workshop will be part of the University of West London Students’ Union (UWLSU) Black Histoy Month programme. I very much look forward to it:


Click here for link to UWLSU web page 

On Thursday 20th October, I will be co-hosting the third instalment of the monthly event At The Inkwell London. We will celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.


Our featured writers will be

Millie MurrayRacheal Joseph and Nadeem Din-Gabisi.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event:

http://attheinkwell.com/readings/black-history-month-london/

The Facebook Event Page is: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188808594893206/

The event is FREE, but do let us know if you plan to come. The Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119

Hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, myself Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.


We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!

Please contact us on inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Warmest regards,

Patricia
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Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

Email: inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

Website: www.attheinkwell.com
‘Like’ the At The Inkwell Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AtTheInkwell/

Follow At The Inkwell on Twitter: @AtTheInkwell
On Friday 21 October 2016, I will be a feature poet for ‘Southbound: A Evening of Poetry. Also featured will be Zena Edwards, Janett Plummer and Suléy Muhidin.

Newspaper article of Southwark Libraries BHM events in October 2016. Photos include Zena Edwards and Patricia Foster

“Four talented performers Patricia Foster, Zena Edwards, Suléy Muhidin and Janett Plummer reveal a window into their lives through moving, funny, fierce, and inspirational poetry. South London life – sometimes frustrating, often surprising – forms a consistent thread through the poems as they reflect global worries, personal hopes and diverse backgrounds.

Target Audience: Adults

Cost: Free – but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite

Book your space via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southbound-an-evening-of-poetry-tickets-27544444174?aff=es2
DATE AND TIME

Fri, October 21, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM BST
LOCATION

Camberwell Library

48 Camberwell Green

London

SE5 7AL

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At The Inkwell (London) Celebrates Black History Month | Thursday 20 October 2016. 7-9pm. Doors 6:30pm. Venue: Counter Albion, Shoreditch. FREE! Ft Millie Murray & Racheal Joseph. Hosted by Poets Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Journalist Rachel Rigby.

Good Day To You All,
I hope you are enjoying the sunny, autumnal afternoon (if in London).
Thank you to ALL who read, came down and supported At The Inkwell London last month.
Just over a week to go now, until our next At The Inkwell London on Thursday 20th October, where we’ll celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.
Our featured writers will be

Millie Murray and Racheal Joseph.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event. 
http://attheinkwell.com/readings/black-history-month-london/

The Facebook Event Page is: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188808594893206/
The Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119
Please also find attached a flyer/graphic for the event. 
Your hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.

Designed by Patricia Foster

Please share this with all your contacts, friends, family and lovers of poetry and fiction that you know. We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!

Please contact us on inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Warmest regards,

Patricia Foster
— 

Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

www.attheinkwell.com

NUMBI CORNUCOPIA: A NIGHT OF ABUNDANCE at SOAS – Featuring UbaxCristina Ali Farah and Award-Winning Poet Patricia Foster

  
  

I know this is incredibly last minute (only confirmed today), 
I will be reading poetry at the following event TONIGHT at SOAS!
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NUMBI CORNUCOPIA: A NIGHT OF ABUNDANCE

 

In celebration of coming together; in celebration of the spirit of coexistence; in Celebration Of Ubuntu, Utu and two heads are better than one.
Join us as we celebrate the Numbi spirit of Generosity and Abundance with a quiver full of gifted artists and an aim to inspire and entertain. Our line up includes the stunning UbaxCristina Ali Farah, 

Patricia Foster 

and many many more.

   
 Wednesday 1st July – TONIGHT!

18:00 

£5 at the door only free with #numbifest pass 

At SOAS. 
Address: 

SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, 

Russell Square, 

London 

WC1H 0XG

… JCR 
About us 

http://www.numbi.org 
— 

#Scarfmag is now on twitter @NumbiScarfMag

‘Family Matters’ Tour. Starts 23 April 2015. Unique showcase of true tales! Featuring four of London’s best-loved writers: Loose Muse Founder Agnes Meadows, Award-Winning Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster, Award-Winning Janett Plummer & Writer Singer/Songwriter Linda Shanovitch.

Family Matters Tour

 I’m very excited to share I will be a part of the widely anticipated Family Matters Tour. I’ll be reading alongside amazing fellow writers, as well as great friends.

Please find further info below:

from left to right: Agnes Meadows, Patricia Foster, Linda Shanovitch and Janett Plummer

 


‘Family Matters’ is a unique showcase of true tales written and performed by four of London’s best-loved, award-winning writers: Agnes Meadows, Patricia Foster, Janett Plummer and Linda Shanovitch.


Based on astonishing stories drawn from their own families, the ‘Family Matters’ show illuminates the ways in which we are all connected. It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster ride, as the cast reveal their family secrets, examining the ties that both connect and bind us.


Here are the tour dates for you:

  
Thursday 23 April – The REAP Centre,

5 Oakridge Road, Downham BR1 5QW, 6pm-8pm. This will be a work-in-progress rehearsed reading as part of World Book Night – previewing the full show on May 27. Free – pre-booking is not required. www.thereapcentre.com


Thursday 7 May – Riverhouse Arts Centre,

Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF. Performance 8pm – 10pm. £8. Box office: 01932-253-354 or buy tickets online at www.riverhousebarn.co.uk


Monday 11 May – Loose Muse Winchester

@ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. £5 on the door.


Thursday 21 May – Burgh House & Hampstead Museum,

New End Square, Hampstead NW3 1LT, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. £8. To book, call 020 7431 0144 or buy online @ www.burghhouse.org.uk


Wednesday 27 May – The Library @ Deptford Lounge

9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ. 7pm – 9pm. Free! To book a place call the Albany Box office on 020 8692 4446


Wednesday 10 June – Family Matter performance at Loose Muse @ The Poetry Café

22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX. 8.00 pm, £6.00/£5.00.
Really looking forward to meeting you on the tour.

Patricia Foster: Sable Poet-in-Residence, Award-Winning Writer and Performer.

 

Sable Poet-in-Residence, Life Coach & You Are YOU Founder, Patricia Foster with Award for Poetry services to Art and Culture at International Women’s Month 2015 event ‘Together We Rise’. March 28 2015.

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Photo: Thabo Jaiyesimi

Message from Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster:

I am still ecstatic and floating, after receiving my award for Poetry Services, within the Art and Culture category, at the empowering awards event Together We Rise.

I had written an acceptance speech, but instead ended up speaking from the heart. I was immensely overwhelmed, as well as inspired by all the other award recipients and their amazing stories. A lot of the women, including myself, had overcome incredible obstacles, to accomplish what we have today.

“Day in, day out we work hard, in our life purpose without little or any recognition. Thank YOU MGT and GCC  for the award!” ~ Patricia Foster

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 Photo: M. Foster

The event was organised by the MGT and GCC, based in Brixton, who do a lot of work in the community, in particular to uplift and empower young girls.

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A most memorable night indeed. Hopefully the first of many awards. Feeling very grateful and honoured. A big thanks to ALL who provided support, my family, friends and the writers and poets who came before me, to pave the way and make it easier for me to receive this award. In particular a big thanks to the founders and ALL members of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.

Poet & Life Coach Patricia Foster honoured with award for Poetry services at TOGETHER WE RISE Women’s Event. Saturday 28th March 2015, 3pm-8pm. MGT & GCC Presents! Brixton, London SE24 0HJ. Guests: Janet Kay, Sonia Brown, Oneness Sankara and Nyarai Kizzy. Tickets only £10!

I’m very excited to share that myself, Patricia Foster will be honoured with an award for Poetry services to Art & Culture at TOGETHER WE RISE Women’s Event. 

I am completely flattered and extremely humbled by this recognition. This has topped off an incredible month for me.

  

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Also honoured on the day will be: 

Abi Begho

Julietta Joseph

Kai Ouagadou-Mbandaka

Linda Graham

Melanie Hibbert

Sonia Brown

Sophia Bailey

Special guest perferomers are: the legendary Janet Kay, Oneness Sankara and Nyarai Kizzy.

The event takes place this Saturday 28th March 2015, 3pm – 8pm at The Edutainment Palace, 1-5 Hinton Rd, Brixton, London SE24 0HJ, Brixton, LONDON UK 

Tickets are £10. For further information and to purchase tickets online visit: http://risetogether.eventbrite.co.uk

Black, Bitter And Beautiful – Poets Against Brutality. Evening of poetry in solidarity with #blackpoetspeakout Goldsmiths University, UK‎. Friday 27th February 2015. 18:30 – 20:30 Ft Dorothea Smartt, Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes, Michael Datcher and MC Kadija Sesay.

Michael Datcher

Michael Datcher

This Friday 27th February 2015, in my role as Sable Poet-in-Residence, I will be featuring in the poetry event ‘Black, Bitter and Beautiful: Poets against Brutality’ at Goldsmith’s University of London,
Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW.

The event will be in solidarity with the #blackpoetspeakout and ‘I Can’t Breathe’ movements in The USA.

Featuring on the night:
Dorothea Smartt, Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes, Tolu Agbelusi, special US guest Michael Datcher, and MC Kadija Sesay.

We will also mark the 50th anniversary since Malcolm X’s death and his legacy.

TICKETS ARE MOVING FAST!

Free Event. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-bitter-and-beautiful-poets-against-brutality-tickets-15095992520

For further information:

http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8397

Patricia’s Moments. Sable Litmag Poet-in-Residence – Thursday 11th December: Poetic Wisdom from William Wordsworth

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While writing and editing poems for my new chapbook, as well as looking for inspiration, I encountered this poetic wisdom from William Wordsworth.

His words resonated with me, due to the focus on our license as poets to connect with emotion and feelings and tranquil environments.

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.”
~ William Wordsworth.

Happy National Poetry Day 2014 – From Sable Litmag Poet In Residence Patricia Foster

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Photo by Giorgis Media

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“National Poetry Day is a great opportunity for appreciators – from the classical and traditional word, the melancholic and lyrical word, to the contemporary, rapped and spoken word – to celebrate and indulge in a magnificent and efficacious art form.”

National Poetry Day Quote – by Patricia Foster

What does poetry mean to you? National Poetry Day is a very important day in the UK poetry and literature calendar. Celebrated on the first Thursday in October, poets, poetry organisations, schools, community groups, poetry supporters and poetry lovers alike acknowledge the art form. A day in recognition of poetry’s prominence, as well as its relevance in our ever changing society.

The theme for National Poetry Day 2014 is ‘Remember’

How many ‘remember’ themed or inspired poems can you think of?

USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
Education Scotland – National Poetry Day

The Forward Arts Foundation – National Poetry Day

The Poetry Society – National Poetry Day: Theme ‘Remember