In March our film club visited the Sahel region, a special zine club take-over, new comedy night, discussion on climate change and a new regular life drawing slot.
Head of Earthtopia Rob Greenfield, speaker and climate activist Emma Greenwood, and Karl Brown, speaker & co-founder of Curv have set up Earth Club to create community and stimulate empowering conversation with clear call-to actions. The panel discussed the future of climate activism and how social media can be used for good.
This special zine club collaboration began with each participant sharing an extract of text they selected, followed by a group reflection and multi-media exchange to inspire participants and help them envision what their work might look like on paper.
Sine Theta Magazine: Anniversary Party
This independent zine has been running for a full seven years and produced 26 issues.
To celebrate their anniversary, we hosted a night of readings, drinking and celebrating.
We were delighted to host the launch of L Kiew and Sarala Estruch's debut poetry collections, published through Nine Arches Press. It was lovely to see a crowd full of fellow poets and past collaborators with Morocco Bound and to have guest readings by Rishi Dastidar and Jennifer Wong.
We kicked off the month with Irish pop musicians GRWL and Pastiche, were treated to singer-songwriters Tabby Barbera, June, OMAM DAWN, Katie Maddocks, Tomás Gaeta, Gabriella Lacerda, Pearl Fish, Lesleys Sunset, Alice Boyd & Jacob Norris, and Andrea Black, as well as trip-hop by Clara Pople and West African strings by Stuart Ironside and Rudy Green.
Unsurprisingly, cinema from the Sahel region proved to be politically minded and visually stunning. A particular favourite was from 1960's Senegal...
If you want a deep-dive into All My Puny Sorrows and its genius, read the full review here. If you don't, safe to sum it up with these two words: devastating but still hilarious.