There is no better way to spend your extra day of the year than joining Listen Softly London in welcoming Alice Stevenson, Laura Rae, and Zelda Chappel, as our featured artists on Monday 29 February at The Barley Mow, Curtain Road, EC2A.
Alice Stevenson is a London based illustrator, artist, and writer.
Alice’s creative output is informed by a her observations of the world around her. Her use of striking colour palettes and interplay between flat colour and detail, beautifully capture the atmosphere of specific locations. She uses playful compositions and decorative forms to communicate ideas and narratives.
Her first book, Ways To Walk in London, is published by September Publishing.
Laura Rae is a writer and performer who has worked as a freelance creative educationalist at the Hull Truck Theatre, and the Ministry of Stories in London. She is a proud Northerner who has lived, worked, and performed in London for the past few years.
Zelda Chappel is one of our favourites. She’s a friend of Listen Softly London, a publisher, a reader, a writer, and so much more. Her poetry has been widely published in both print and online journals with poems appearing in Obsessed with Pipework, Whisker, Eunoia Review, Lunar Poetry, Popshot, Bare Fiction, Prole, Hark Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and Ink, Sweat & Tears amongst many others.
In September 2014, her poem Another Twenty, Another Stone won the Battered Moons Poetry Competition, judged by David Morley. Her poetry was also nominated for this year’s Forward Prize.
Listen Softly London will also be holding its first ever open mic, with five slots available on a first come first served basis by buying an open mic ticket in advance. Each performer will get 5 minutes to show what they’ve got.
Tickets are £3, open mic entry tickets are £1.50, and they’re available to buy from here.