Only 100 Arabian leopards remain in the wild. This picture book, with text by me and illustrations by Tania Brett, tells the story of Short-Tail the Arabian Leopard, and is intended to bring the ideas of conservation and habitat to a younger audience. Available on Amazon and in bookshops from the 1st September, published by… Read more »
I have contributed a short story to Mechanics’ Institute Review 11, which features creative writing from the Birkbeck MA programme as well as stories by Hari Kunzru and Alex Preston and an introduction by Julia Bell. The book will be available from the 25th September, on Amazon and in independent bookshops.
Maggie’s Culture Crawl is part 15 mile night walk and part cultural adventure with exclusive access to some of London’s best buildings and culture along the way. Help Maggie’s support people with cancer by gathering together your friends, family and colleagues to sign up and take part. The event has been inspired by the support… Read more »
Fashion designer Natasha Ryzhova Lau is reviving, for a second year running, David Bowie and The Beckenham Arts Lab’s Free Festival which they put on in August, 1969. The festival will be held in the same venue, Croydon Road Recreation Ground; last year over 1000 people attended and over £7000 was raised in order to… Read more »
When I was about thirteen I read a book by Margaret Atwood – the first of her books that I read – and it was called The Robber Bride. The cover alone was enough to entice me: a two-layered affair, black-on-black, a smoky eye-mask revealing smoky eyes on the front; this could be peeled upwards… Read more »
It was a great pleasure going to visit David Durant at Brooklands Radio and playing live in the studio The Architect’s Son, My First, Last and Greatest Love and Robber Bride. Thank you, David, for having me on your brilliant show. Listen HERE J x
Last week I was the guest of Tony Moore, along with the delightful Susan Black for his Musical Emporium show on Soho Radio. I played The Architect’s Son and My First, Last and Greatest Love live in the studio; Tony also played Robber Bride for the first time. Listen here.
Order tickets via Eventbrite: harpicide.eventbrite.co.uk Caroline Gardens chapel, Asylum Road, London, GB Fancy committing some #harpicide? Three female singer-songwriters who use the harp present a evening of unusual yet accessible acoustic delights in the remarkable venue of Asylum Arts, Caroline Gardens Chapel. Elly McCabe, daughter of ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, sounds like what would happen… Read more »
I’m totally thrilled that THE ARCHITECT’S SON was played on Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape this morning, in the company of some very beautiful songs. Thank you Tom! Download the whole show HERE.
The Architect’s Son was played on Soho Radio yesterday by music maestro Mr. Tony Moore. It’s a fantastic show; my song appears at 1:28:30. Thank you Tony and Soho Radio! Listen here
Crazy Coqs – formerly part of the historic Atlantic Bar and Grill – is one of the most glamorous venues I’ve ever seen, with its sultry art deco fittings and roster of stars and starlets singing the American Songbook at the piano. So I’m incredibly glad to be celebrating the release of ROBBER BRIDE there,… Read more »
It’s always a delight to wander down into this timewarp basement, lose my complimentary drinks token and find it two years later in an old handbag. Only the Troubadour makes you feel like nothing has changed since the 1960s – the only thing missing is the cigarette smoke. I will be playing a mixture of… Read more »