Ruth Valentine

Spoken Word Feature, Autumn 2019


Ruth Valentine has published several collections of poetry, as well as a novel, The Jeweller's Skin.  She is active in  Haringey Welcome, a grassroots organization  which campaigns against hostility to refugees and migrants who have settled in the borough. 




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Ruth Valentine, Autumn 2019

Janet Henfrey, Spring/Summer 2018


Janet Henfrey

Spoken Word Feature, Spring/Summer 2018

Janet Henfrey is an actor who has performed in theatres throughout the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.


She’s also had ongoing roles in the tv series The Singing Detective and As Time Goes By and more recently,appearances in Wolf Hall and The Crown. Janet is also a Human Rights campaigner.

The two poems are Emily Dickinson's 'Hope is a Thing with Feathers' and Elizabeth Jenning's 'Friendship'.