Pocket Change: Feb 12 to Feb 18

Events

Bristol-based Raise The Bar are having a spoken word event in London, with rapper Blizzard (@iamblizzard) and poet, Dean Atta (@DeanAtta).

When: Thursday, February 16th, 7pm

Where: Cafe 1001, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL (this is the coolest location, fyi!)

Tickets are £5 advance, £7 on the door!

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Head to Drink, Shop & Do for some collage making.

When: Thursday, February 16th, 7pm

Where: Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 9DX

Free when you buy a drink!

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There are still spaces available at the Out-Spoken Masterclass. Bring your pens, paper or laptop and whatever poetry you’ve been working on and spend an afternoon honing your skills with poet Indigo Williams!

When: Saturday, February 18th, 1pm to 4pm

Where: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL

Tickets are only £20!

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Reading

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Photo via Amazon 

.:: In The Company of Women is a book of interviews with fascinating, wise, creative women, all who have made it a priority to leave their creative mark on the world. Written by Grace Bonney of Design Sponge, it’s chock-full of gorgeous photos of colorful work spaces and interview questions we actually care about. Some of the most poignant answers came when Grace asked the ladies what they felt they had sacrificed:

“I think when it’s a passion, it’s hard to call anything you do for it, a sacrifice.” – – Genevieve Gorder

“…free time…but this is what I wanted to do with my free time, so it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice, just non-traditional.” – – Tavi Gevinson

“…I don’t feel that I’ve made any sacrifices; just the opposite is true. I’m doing what I love and enjoy. I think I’ve been preparing to be this independent businesswoman all my life.” – – Maya Gorgoni

Wise words, indeed! (You can buy the book on Amazon!)

Links

* 750words.com is an online take on Julia Cameron’s ‘morning pages’. Morning pages were created as a tool to get all those half formed, sometimes silly, sometimes angry, thoughts out of your head and onto the page so that you can move forward clearly in your creative work. You don’t re-read your pages and you don’t show them to anyone. It’s teaching us to set aside time every day to write out three, uninterrupted pages of words. 750words.com accepts that this is 2017 and sometimes it’s just easier for people to type the damn thing out, so they’ve created a space for you to do that. It’s not blogging, it’s not social media and it isn’t shared. It also keeps track of fun stats (like how often you got distracted) and awards points to keep you motivated.

— Brittany Forbes

Disclosure: We don’t get any money from clicking on the links we provide (although if someone wants to pay us, that’s cool). We genuinely love the events and links we post and want to share them with as many people as possible. The path to creativity should never be kept a secret! 
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