the community & me

I will be producing new work for The National Trust in August 2019 to commemorate the anniversary of Pop for Peace 1969 at Minnowburn, Northern Ireland. There will be a literary picnic, readings and music celebrating the history of this beautiful and important site. 

I have been selected by the London Library as a 2019/2020 Emerging Writer! 
This is a really interesting programme in a very mysterious and prestigious library. 
I'm looking forward to meeting the other participants and having access to time, space + resources to work on my first collection of poetry! 

I am excited to read some of my favourite poems to welcome the new students to the Seamus Heaney Centre at SHC Presents: Bang! These poems showcase the opportunities I've explored over the past two years including travel to Jordan, New York, and the life and work of Harry Styles. 

Illustration by worksbeautifully.co.uk

The pop-up Poetry Jukebox was installed at C.S. Lewis Square for its 'A Deeper Country' curation in honour of C.S. Lewis & his works. 
It was a thrill to read with and now join the outstanding Poetry Jukebox alumni and I hope you will take a stroll to listen to our wonderful poems on your way about Belfast. 
The Poetry Jukebox has now transferred to Strabane and is available for you to enjoy there!
 

A beautiful day for some poems

I was very excited to have been awarded a Digital Arts Mentorship Award with Create:Innovate:Armagh. 

Over the past few months I developed my digital arts skills alongside Dr. Robin Price. The mentorship culminated in a Pop-Up Exhibition in Studio 1 at the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre from March 12th-15th 2019. Our work transferred to R-Space Gallery in Lisburn in April 2019 for Materials, Messages, and Meaning: Body Language. 

Who is this poem really about?

Contact me at: bashley01@qub.ac.uk

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