Simon Armitage, videopoem, video, poem, travel, poetry

Making poetry from the ordinary: Travel

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BBC 13 October 2017

Today’s favourite quote…. Success is:

Nile Rogers said it: Success is a by-product of hard work, consistency and luck. Nile has 4 decades of success as innovative bassist and record producer/music arranger. If you want to hear more of his insights – and music – then there is a new documentary series (3 programmes) by the BBC.  If you live in the UK and are a licence-player, it’s on BBC … Continue reading Today’s favourite quote…. Success is:

Running for home

There is something so boosting about seeing someone achieving, after hard graft.  So much of life and the achievements we aim for do ask for repeated strivings, over the long-term. So here’s a little encouragement: Liz McColgan winning the first time the Women’s 10,000 metres was run in the Olympics.  (It’s made with a view to the 2014 upcoming commonwealth Games, so it’s a little dated by … Continue reading Running for home

10 film-making tips: Terry Gilliam

He who animated the pictures on the Monty Python shows, who filmed “Brazil”, “Time Bandits”, “The Fisher King”, “the Adventures of Baron Munchausen”…. lo he speaketh. Long story long, there is his autobiography, which he calls his “me-me-me-memoir” and published 4 months ago.  (Judging by which he is beginning to look like Orson Welles…)   Or long story shorter, here are his 10 tips based on … Continue reading 10 film-making tips: Terry Gilliam