Why Creative Perception is So Important for Mental Health.

Over the years we have noted how many creative people; artists, writers, musicians, struggle with mental health and also, in a sense, reap the benefits of it. In a fluctuating climate, mental health in creativity has either been regarded romantically, disregarded or occasionally actually taken seriously. In a 2007 essay from Stanford University, Adrienne Sussman…

Why Stormzys ‘Blinded By Your Grace PT2’ is Such a Great Song.

Stormzy is a powerhouse artist thriving in the music industry right now. Someone that can be rightfully and deservedly referred to as an ‘Artist’. With his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer ( a review of which can be found here) he positioned himself as a real talent, unafraid to share his deepest feelings and…

Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier…

Avalon – Gabrielle Aplin | E.P Review

As I first mentioned in my post From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin, with each release, Gabrielle Aplin provides us with a new feeling of musical growth. Avalon continues this tradition, with an almost transformational atmosphere of freedom. Our first official introduction to Gabrielle’s new release was the song Waking Up…

Saying Goodbye; Reflections on University

It is one thing to tell people I have graduated University, both from my Bachelors and my Master’s degree, that in itself is a terrifying and incredible thing. However, when I sit and deconstruct the years, look over the photos, and understand just how much has happened over four years, that is an entirely different…

The Get Down: Empowering Art With Optimism and Honesty

Last year I got the all-too-familiar Netflix email saying a new TV show had been added. That TV show was The Get Down. It sounded interesting and I liked the idea, so I gave it a chance. Series 1 was great, it was enjoyable. I thought to myself “here is a show I can watch,…

Epping Forest – in the footsteps of Clare

Originally posted on Wild Writers:
Liam Xavier and fellow Psychogeography students lose themselves in Epping Forest in pursuit of John Clare. Photos © Ben Thomas.  Wednesday 15th March  saw a class of Psychogeography students attempt to follow in the footsteps of poet John Clare through Epping Forest on an abnormally sunny day. As a log line, it…

My First blog post : ‘What to Write About?’

Originally posted on A Plebeian's Point of View:
Dear anyone that has happened to mistakenly stumble upon this emotive outpouring of introspection, I wholeheartedly apologise. For I’ve succumb to my pale ambition to start writing blog articles to satiate my hunger for literary creativity – not to mention “chat shit” as the saying goes.…

Project V.O.I.C.E and The Power of the Spoken Word

Every now and again a person wanders upon something truly spectacular. For me, over the past year or so, that something has been Spoken Word and by extension the poets that come from the industry. In particular Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay, who have a great collection of, quite frankly, incomprehensibly beautiful pieces of work….