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Hurt Musings on Civilisation

I’ve been watching some of the BBC documentary ‘Civilisations’, an ambitious project featuring prominent academics examining the history of human societies and the impact of art and culture. But I’ve been wondering about the pluralism, and question the validity of this. I’ve been thinking about the concept of human beings as one Civilisation drawn out […]

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58th Birthdate Anniversary

My birthday is coming up soon, I’ve been preparing to celebrate – I believe #preparation is a good thing to do, by reflecting on how I’ve been feeling, what I’ve been producing. This year has been one for a proliferation of creative outpourings, of expressive energy, getting things in to, and out of my system. […]

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The Darkness Anthology – 2nd edition

Artist, poet, believer in social justice, my visual and literary work reflects upon life, the human condition, and triumph over adversity, from a black woman’s perspective. Born, bred, and based in Brixton south London, a lover of the arts with a lifelong interest in creative expression, self-published my first book ‘EVOLUTION – a collection of […]

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Selections from My Green Phase

A selection of new artwork, and a curation of poetry to enhance the visual experience currently available to view on my Facebook page #selectionsfrommygreenphase http://www.facebook.com/evolutioncollection SELECTIONS FROM MY GREEN PHASE (2 of 5) Artwork: ‘Carbon Footprint’ Poetry: #sadstoriesinthrees #mamacrymamacry #participate EVOLUTION – a collection of paintings poetry and prose’ #evolutioncollection Cynthia Antoinette Roomes ©

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Sad Stories in Threes

As a member of a number of social networks, I am particularly fond of LinkedIn where I take part in homepage discussions from time to time. One of my favourite exercises involved a response to a ‘set task’ – to write a sad story in three words. I found this fascinating. I had previously come […]

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57th Birthdate Anniversary

I’ve already received gifts and greetings and a recommendation to go ahead and spoil myself and eat chocolate cake for my birthday. I’m happy about that, I feel vindicated. Well, what can I say, 2016 has been an interesting year, so fast and so furious I’ve been left gob smacked by the global changing moods […]

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Reading at Brixton BookJam

Born, bred, and based in Brixton, I am a lover of the arts with a lifelong interest in and passion for creative expression – helps to soothe my troubled mind… Artist, poet, believer in social justice, I have spent more than 30 years working for and behalf of local communities with a sharp eyed focus […]

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Darkness Revisited

In this post I am considering darkness, and the profound experiences I have had relating to murder and the death of neighbours and loved ones. Quite a few of these have occurred in my lifetime, these are the low-lights: An aunt murdered in Jamaica, I heard that the criminals cut off her finger to steal […]

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An Evening of Poetry

It’s been great to see businesses like Nationwide mainstream contemporary poets in advertising and marketing campaigns regularly shown on TV screens, a really welcome feature. But there are other opportunities for poets to share their work with lovers of poetry and literature, and to share a high profile platform with other poets, bards, spoken word […]

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The Darkness Anthology

Artist, poet, believer in social justice, her visual and literary work reflects upon life, the human condition, and triumph over adversity from a black woman’s perspective. Born, bred, and based in Brixton south London, a lover of the arts with a lifelong interest in creative expression, self-published my first book ‘EVOLUTION – a collection of […]

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