🎙️Flloyd Kennedy, an Australian-born, Liverpool based poet, performer, voice and acting coach in her late 70s, has created the comic-audio-drama Am I Old Yet?, a series of self-contained vignettes in which a character named Helen, who is also in her late 70s, adjusts to the reality of ageing with dignity, honesty and joy. Helen engages in conversation with members of her family and friends in a way that makes you feel along for the ride, invited to hear a perspective that is often overlooked in podcasting. What do I keep saying about poets being the best podcasters, you guys? These are beautiful pieces that deal with deep and intimate thoughts we’ll all be confronting sooner or later. Listen here.

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The Return of Fairy Bessie

Amidst the covid chaos of the past few weeks, a moment of pure fun. I was invited to be a guest on the “Nana Funk’s Stocking Filler” show at the Unity Theatre, here in Liverpool last Friday. Nana is a local sensation, a burlesquing granny character created by the amazing clown performer Angie Waller. She has to be seen to be believed. I’ve seen, and I believe.

Nana Funk making snow angels Photo courtesy Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Angie asked me if I’d like to perform, as well as have a chat with her on stage, so I brought Fairy Bessie out of the suitcase, and Nana and Bessie had a good old reminisce about their younger glory days.

Fairy Bessie tries her hand at rapping. Photo courtesy Unity Theatre, Liverpool

You can watch the whole show now online, by renting the video from the Unity Theatre website. All proceeds for the artists involved.

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