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watercolour depicting a yellow rod and a green serpent

observations i & ii

i for many years i was unable even to try to write a cv as this task made me so sad i don’t think such feelings are uncommon ii one day i folded myself into a form - trimmed my edges, or everything they didn't want - flavoured myself to an unreal specification then posted this and found ...

Initial; A Father’s Gifts

The book of instructions I use for this series suggests I should remember the first gift I bought for Father’s Day. Its strange to think I can barely remember a gift I gave my dad. On my next birthday I’ll be one year short of 40 years without him. Today ...

Declaration 18, Joshua losing the battle, he goes

Another article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which I focus on in order to create poetry for a conservation project here in deep dark Crouch End, London. Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, ...

Liz Bentley with Tesco delivery man and 2020 diary

Liz Bentley wishes you a happy newish year while waiting for the Tesco Delivery man

Happy newish year. Fenton was my first Tesco delivery man of 2010. In the photo I am holding my 2020 diary. I always buy a Redstone diary and this year, the theme is 'Dreams of Europe'. The cover photo is a semi-naked Bridget Bardot sunbathing, on what looks like a ...

portrait of a musician

Dennis Queen: International Day of Disabled People 2019

On 3rd of December, as has been the tradition for the last several years, disabled people and our allies have come together in Manchester to celebrate International Day of Disabled People (IDDP) and Disability History Month. Each year we share a part of our still-mostly-hidden history and invite comics, musicians, ...

Delson and Francis

Actor/Dancer’s Francis and Delson share memories of ‘It’s my move’

Francis Majekodunmi and Delson Weekes are co-directors of Blink Dance Theatre. They were involved with ‘It’s my move’ since the very beginning research and development, leading on the choreography with other Blink Directors Kat Gill and Vicki Hawkins. Face Front have really appreciated all our partners including Julie McNamara and ...

Black Widow 2

Late comers to Black Widow may wish to go back to the start which started here. The road is long. Someone added the winding. Spider is on the run. He has six weeks of exquisite boredom on his star chart. This ends with her feast. A death worth looking forward ...

Head shot of the artist

The Challenge; Message To A Son

November’s Challenge from the Highgate Society’s Poetry Group, which meets on the first monday of the month, was to respond to two themes; 1) who do you think you are and 2) in praise of vandals. Traveling by train from Pallant House, Chicester, where I was contributing to a Share ...

‘A touch of light’ – exhibition by Leo Wight

At the end of September this year I put on a solo exhibition of new work I created with the help of the emergence bursary. ‘a touch of light’ was a six day exhibition held at New Glasgow Society in Finneston, Glasgow. The show consisted ...

Liz Bentley and Xmas Tesco Delivery Man

Bah humbug from Liz Bentley while waiting for the Tesco delivery man

I struggle with Xmas, but try my best to do the 'Merry Xmas' thing. It's exhausting to be happy, excited and full of joy, when inside the familiar feelings of isolation and detachment whirl around my head. I have to fight to them off as best I can, I don't ...