Last week I saw my friend Siobhan Belingy for her birthday and she gave me this cool pink ring – it’s eyes move! I also saw Grayson Perry’s exhibition at The British Museum and loved it! My Gran and Siobhan had both said it was unmissable so I’m really glad I got to see it. I loved the mix of old and new, Perry’s unique style (with the use of some of my favourite colours) and the use of text and poetry. It also dealt with really interesting subject matters, and I’d really recommend it. There’s a picture of the bike outside with my boyfriend Matt. We also went to the East London Design Show (good but we had to pay to get in?!) and Winter Wonderland which was lovely but neither me or my boyfriend could afford even a bag of candy floss!
Lastly, on Tuesday I went to my last open mic night for some time at Herne Hill’s Half Moon pub for Needle & Thread. I did some new material but stumbled quite a lot so wasn’t the best gig.
I’m now going into hiatus for a bit to concentrate on my MA work as the essays have been stressing me out. I’ve got a few things in the pipe-line (I met up with another poet this night to discuss future event plans) but I’m not going to hit the open mic nights regularly until at least around May. Also, Angel from Big Brother was performing at this open mic! I don’t know if anyone else knew who she was but I’ve watched every year of Big Brother so I found it rather exciting! Me and Matt have been flyering and getting organised with that but him mum reckons we should be charging for them. We’ve actually learnt a lot from doing it but it would be great if anyone knew how to get different shops selling them! We could have made about £90-390 from them!
I’ll keep an update on what I’m up to other than not going to open mic events 🙂