Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Interview – Fuel Theatre

Untitled_artwork_3 The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers.  What you do in three words. LB: Make things happen KM: Produce arts experiences Three key things people need ...

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An Interview with Ria Hartley

Matilda_and_Me_Publicity_Photo Ria Hartley’s most recent work, Matilda & Me was inspired by an urgency to capture her grandmother’s life. The project began when Matilda Douglas was diagnosed with dementia and it became clear that she was rapidly losing her memory.  Hartley says that “she (Matilda) was starting to become  a different person and I could see ...

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The ‘Fierce Black Woman’ Inside You Doesn’t Exist

ezgif-save “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!” tweeted celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, as a way of plugging the comedy show of a (black, female) friend of his. Going to his twitter feed, I scrolled down and saw his constant, condescending replies to the many black women who took offense at what he said. ...

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Spoken Word – Jack Rooke – Before I Die

Screen_Shot_2014-02-24_at_23.15.33 Poejazzi favourite/Roundhouse Radio host/stand up poet/future-head-honcho-of-the-entertainment-world-in-a-division-he-hasn’t-fully-decided-on-yet-because-he’s-so-multi-talented Jack Rooke recently took part in Dan and Phil’s Guide to Happiness on BBC Radio 1. Listen to his interview, where he talks about making people laugh, losing someone you love and Wagamamas as well as performing his poem Before I Die....

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New Music – Ang Low – Win Back Your Love

Ang-Low Poejazzi favourite producer/singer fail safe Ang Low has a new track out called Win Back Your Love. It’s r&b laced pop at its finest, the kind of crack-ish musical touch Ang Low is becoming known for on the blogsophere and that would, in our humble opinion, make him a perfect collaborator for many a stale ...

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Going Out – Page and Performance Workshop with Salena Godden

books050511_02 Are you struggling to get your words down on the page or do you need help in finding your inner performer? Join seasoned spoken word poet and tutor Salena Godden for a free creative workshop arranged by Apples & Snakes, Britain’s leading performance poetry organisation. Salena will work with you to create new poems and ...

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News – Poejazzi Joins IdeasTap Creative Space

IdeasTap_Logo copy Poejazzi is happy to announce that it has joined IdeasTap’s Creative Space, based within IdeasTap HQ at The Woolyard in London Bridge (huzzah!) Joining Creative Space means we can develop Poejazzi into a sustainable business alongside other creative businesses. Creative Space provides office space for creatives where they can use IdeasTap’s facilities, network, collaborate on ...

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New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – Niomí Eve – Simplicity

16 copy Poejazzi Live Sessions - Niomi Eve performs Simplicity...

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Spoken Word – Warsan Shire – Girls

Warsan Shire Warsan Shire is London’s first young poet laureate and one of the most powerful poets of her generation: these are just two reasons to watch her reciting her new poem Girls above. The poem was written exclusively for the Guardian’s campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and is filled with the so-real-you-can-touch-it imagery she is known ...

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Arts Emergency

ae_outlines copy Neil Griffiths is Co-founder of the Arts Emergency Service, he has been voted one of the top 50 most influential fundraisers for the past two years, he lives in South London and has been a political activist since the age of 19. Arts Emergency is a charity that focuses on creating privilege for people without ...

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The Interview – Mountain Bird

rsz_untitled_artwork The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers.  Your sound in 3 words. Simplest yet the hardest one.. I guess-> Heart pounding, atmospheric and honest  How important ...

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Going Out – Ideastap Takeover

takeover-banner A five day festival about love and it’s free (what more could you possibly want on Valentine’s weekend…ok maybe, not to be exposed to any love talk if you’re a Valentine non believer BUT there’s something in it for you too, you just wait and see…) Ideastap is a charity that supports creatives on a ...

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Music – Tim Wells – Whyd Mix of the Month

Tim_Wells If you do spoken word in London, then you either know about Tim Wells or… well… we’re really sorry for your loss. Poet, host, mentor and founder of long running poetry zine Rising (the tagline: tough on poetry, tough on the causes of poetry), Tim has been sharing his acerbic observations on class relations around east ...

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Good Things That Happened to Women in Film & TV

enhanced-buzz-10722-1390853366-1  Corrina Antrobus’ regular round up of  the best things to happen to women in film and TV (because sometimes in a world with a problematic relationship with gender we all need a little reminding, right?) Sundance (and iTunes) make space for the girls with Sepideh Iranian teenager Sepideh has a fascination with Einstein and astronomy much ...

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The Essentials – Heiko Julien

Untitled_artwork The Essentials is where we get the chance to ask people who we think have a particularly imaginative style/who are in some way awe-inspiring what three things they need to be creative. The feature gives a little insight into the artist’s process and what realness goes into the “magic” of creativity. 1. Exercise. I suffer ...

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Poetry – Apple – iPad Air TV Ad

3024790-inline-i-1-apple-ipad-air-your-verse-anthem       Check out this gorgeous, seamless ad for Apple’s iPad Air that combines Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, liberal quoting of Walt Whitman and product placement so subtle you’re all swept up in the poetic momentum. The below statement is in our estimation pretty damn accurate: “Honestly, this strikes me as a ...

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Guest Blog – Alex Jones – My Quiet Activism

edl_(1) This post has been inspired by the TEDxEastEnd event I went to last weekend, titled ‘Society Beyond Borders’. One talk in particular struck a chord with me – Lisa Ma spoke about the value of quieter and subtler forms of activism, which are peaceful and long-lasting, and how they can be more effective than other ...

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Video of the Week – Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu

22ECDC6B92B14B11A843AC82DB8E6C352014241111222805 Check out this new video via soulful folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey with the paradise evocative Cucurucu. This video of the week is directed by National Geographic’s James Morgan (hence it being supremely beautiful and shiz) Press play and transport yourself from your desk to somewhere entirely more fabulous. Event Registration Online for Poejazzi App Launch: ...

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New Music – Phil Beaudreau – Won’t Get Away

20130107-PHILBEAUDREAU This is the feel good track of the year thus far. Press play and get lost in the cosmic synth of this R&B track with a disco undertone, put this funk laden synth/bass masterpiece on a playlist as Julian Perretta or Bo Keeney and you’re guaranteed to have a party in your mind (make the ...

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