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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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'.