By Lewis King, Resident Compere of WordSpace I did a dumb thing the other day. I was in a bad mood and pretty low on energy. Running, jumping, climbing mountains and battling flying warlocks was off the schedule*. So I listened to a podcast instead. I realise that this doesn’t sound like a dumb thing … Continue reading Does My Voice Sound That Bad?
My Worst Fear Is Not The Blank Page By Lewis King, Compere of WordSpace I had an epiphany recently. That’s exciting. You should be excited for me because my only qualification as a philosopher is my well-kept beard. The epiphany came from thinking about that old fear of the blank page. I don’t have it. … Continue reading My Worst Fear Is Not The Blank Page
Emma Thornton, WordSpace Blog Editor, shares her thoughts about creativity and mental health. I think this week is fundamental. I was first exposed to mental illness in High School. I was in the emo crowd and we were all slightly weird, mopey and wore black, a ‘sure sign’ of depression. We listened to all the … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
Lewis King, Compere of WordSpace and dangerous idiot, talks about some deep stuff on Mental Health Awareness Week I’m glad that Mental Health Awareness Week has come again. This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving’. The Mental Health Foundation explain: “Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek … Continue reading Why Did I Throw My Drink In Someone’s Face? – Thoughts On Mental Health Week
By Lewis King, WordSpace’s “Compere Without Compare” I didn’t look down at the drop. It relished my hesitation. And behind me a hundred hands fought the urge to push. Now that I was here, after making it to the top - at this peak, this pinnacle, this climax - I asked myself: “Can I really do … Continue reading Take The Plunge: Stop Delaying and Start Sharing
WordSpace 1st March - By Emma Thorton This is a friendly space for the arts: poetry, prose, every form of performance, including (but not exclusive to) bare-naked wrestling, pottery, competitive baking, anything our audience and performers are willing to do. We have two special guests tonight (everybody say ‘ooh’). We have Carl, on the musical … Continue reading WordSpace Round – 1 March 2017
By Emma Thorton This month’s WordSpace begins with ‘The Mo Mo’s’, a trio set up with a five string electric bass, an acoustic guitar and a violin. The first song they play is called Sycamore Tree which is a fairly whimsical, nostalgic track. There is a beautiful melancholy to their sound, evoked by the violin. … Continue reading WordSpace RoundUp – 1 Feb 2017