Poet Patricia Foster Performs at ‘Palabras – The Reunion’ or ‘Palabras- De Reünie’, at The Paradiso, Amsterdam. 6th March 2016

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Sunday 6th March 2016, was perhaps one of the most memorable days I have had where poetry is concerned. I was honoured and privileged to be a part of the ‘Palabras The Reunion’ show, at the world renowned Paradiso, Amsterdam.

 

Here are a few highlights:

 

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‘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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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.

(TONIGHT) ONE LAST LIME – SABLE READING SERIES with Fringe Saint Lucia in East London: Feat. Jane King, Kendel Hippolyte (St Lucia), Gemma Weekes and Patricia Foster (UK). Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:30 PM

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I am delighted to share that I will be reading poetry on Thursday 12th June 2014 (tonight) at the fabulous event ‘ONE MORE LIME’, in Dalston. Come and join me Patricia Foster, along with some excellent Poets and Writers hailing from St Lucia! Yummy food on sale, as well as open-mic slots.

ONE LAST LIME – SABLE READING SERIES with

Fringe Saint Lucia in East London:

Feat. Jane King, Kendel Hippolyte from St Lucia,

plus two London based performers –

Gemma Weekes, St Lucian novelist, poet and singer

and Patricia Foster, poet and performer from Jamaica.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

Share REALLY good Caribbean food a drink and a chat with editors about publishing your work in SABLE and collect a free Fringe Saint Lucia bag.

For more information visit

http://www.fringestlucia.com/programme/other-uk-events/

http://onelastlime12june.eventbrite.com

Time: Doors 6.30pm – Open Mic
Ends: 9.30/10pm
Price: £3 entry

Venue:
All Nations Café & Bar – Dalston
8 Sandringham Road
Dalston
E8 2LP London
United Kingdom

Trains: Dalston Kingsland-2 mins; 8 mins Dalston Junction
Buses: 30, 38, 56, 67, 149, 242, 277

T +44 (0)207 254 0023 | W http://www.allnationsdalston.co.uk
http://www.sablelitmag.org

https://onelastlime12june.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw

Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

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Performance at the Southwark Libraries Black History Month Poetry Slam, 8th October 2011

In schools, libraries, youth centres and community groups across The UK, Black History Month provides an insight into African Caribbean communities, traditions and their cultural flavours.

In The UK, the month of October is a highly anticipated time for celebration, acknowledgement and education. The recognition of African Caribbean people who have contributed to British History and British present. Facts from over the centuries, that go way back, beyond June 22nd 1948, when Empire Windrush set sail from Jamaica to Tilbury with her Caribbean citizens from the former British Empire.

I look forward to taking part in a few events during Black History Month. It has always been a pleasure to do so over the years. I am still taking bookings for:

  • Poetry and Identity Workshops
  • School Poetry Workshops
  • Storytelling Workshops
  • ‘Celebrating People in Black History Using Multimedia’ Workshop
  • Poetry Readings
  • Have a great October!

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    Patricia Foster – Poet, Educator and Inspirational Workshops

    “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
    ~ Albert Einstein

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    Teaching, Training and Coaching – the connection from my soul to the Universe. My gift to all. I love what I do and enjoy doing what I love! This quote by Albert Einstein probably explains why I love to create the best learning environment for my learners, of all ages and abilities!

     
    My approach to education is unique, empathic, holistic, creative and empowering. My aim is to empower individuals of all ages and sections of the community, to be the best person they can be. To guide them to uncover their own inner tools and gifts to succeed in life. To help improve their lives and wellbeing through poetry, writing, creativity, multi media, coaching, consultancy and holistic health & nutrition advice.
     

    I am available for poetry workshops, as well as creative, multi media, personal development and wellbeing workshops, in any establishment – the more unusual, the better! I can also provide consultancy or guide you through the steps to set up your community multi media project.

    If you require an internationally recognised professional poet for:

    • Primary or Secondary Schools
    • PSHE Classes
    • Assemblies
    • Black History Month
    • National Poetry Day
    • World Book Day
    • International Women’s Day
    • Residencies
    • Interactive or Traditional Storytelling
    • Corporate Training Days
    • Team Building Events
    • Workshops with Senior Citizens
    • Workshops in Youth and Community Groups
    • Workshops on Bullying
    • Workshops in Pupil Referal Units (PRUs)
    • Workshops in Libraries
    • Workshops in Prisons

    contact me and I’ll guarantee a stimulating, positive and engaging session.

    Check out the rest of my site to find out what other training and education services I can provide.