I Got an ‘Orse! #severalstoreys

Aylesbury Estate cross stitch 3

To celebrate my upcoming Writing the Aylesbury estate workshop this Saturday – and because Charlotte Benstead will be promoting the whole Several Storeys project on the Robert Elms show tomorrow, here’s a cross stitch portrait by Estate resident Sandy Stewart of 1930’s racing tipster and East Street legend, Ras Prince Monolulu. And if that’s not enough, here’s a link to the man himself – Ras Prince Monolulu speaks!

 

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About claire collison

Writer, photographer, creative facilitator, and breast cancer survivor, I am currently Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library (WAL) My first novel was a finalist in the Dundee Book Prize, and my short stories and poetry have appeared in print and online. In 2015 I was awarded second place in the inaugural Resurgence Prize, the world's first eco poetry competition, judged by Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. This blog began as a space for words generated on my walking/writing workshops at the Mary Ward centre in Bloomsbury - Writing the City (WTC). WTC has since grown to include many other venues, including the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Barbican, the River Rom, Southwark Woods, Aylesbury Estate, and most recently, as part of Walking Women festival, An Intimate Tour of Breasts. I have worked with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, as the recipient of the first Max Reinhardt Literacy Award, designing teaching resources; and for The Photographers' Gallery, helping school children develop visual literacy as part of 'Seeing More Things'. If you would like me to design a workshop or walk for you, please be in touch!
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