?️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.

Lauren Passell – Podcast The Newsletter

Category: theatre

  • Origin Story

    This time last year, on a Skype call to my Seattle family, I was shown a painting by my then 13 year old granddaughter, Natalie. It is so glorious it inspired a whole poem, so much fun to write. In August, I published a new collection, It’s Only a Matter of Time – even though […]

  • Performing Live!

    It’s International Women’s Day, and by a strange coincidence, I happen to be a woman. Never mind, I’m performing a one hour set of my poems and songs tonight, Tuesday 8th March, at 7:30 pm. SHARP! This is invitation only, the link is ‘unlisted’ so contact me if you would like to join me. Bring […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prose, Poetry Pitstop

    This week I was invited to be a guest on the premiere episode of “Prose, Poetry Pitstop” – a show featuring poets and writers sharing their original works and stories, hosted by Justice Hall. Here it is.

  • Historic Event

    It’s not often one gets the opportunity to be part of something historic, so I was pretty chuffed to be included in Threshold Festival X’s line-up yesterday. Sad that this was to be the final Threshold Festival though. This grass roots festival of music and visual arts has been running annually in Liverpool since 2011. […]

  • Things to do in lockdown…

    Somebody recently described me as ‘someone who Does Things’, and I have to agree. But I don’t see that it’s anything to be particularly proud or, or not. It’s just who and what I am. I have to be Doing Things. And if I’m lucky, sometimes other people enjoy what I do. So, I’ve published […]

  • Reviews!

    Some of my readers are sharing their response to “Sunsets & Kites” I’ve just finished reading my copy of Flloyd Kennedy‘s wonderful collection!?? It captures her many facets and is so personal and thought-provoking. Lucy Pickavance With kindness, love and a gentleness almost forgotten, I found these words prising open my soul without my knowledge. I am […]

  • Sunsets & Kites

    There used to be sunsets. There used to be golden days fading to greys A sky full of light Would fight with the night For the right To die.

  • On the Road Again

    It’s September already, and I’m back in the rehearsal room with Dame June Bloom, Teddy Edward and Liam the Lamb. We’ve been invited by Live Arts, in the Scottish Borders, to bring the show to their local community, in the tiny village of Westruther. One night only, Friday 20th September, we’ll be there! Also delighted […]

  • Songs and spoken word Open Mic