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Cysters (a grassroots charity that supports marginalised people with chronic health problems and disabilities) and Juice Magazine (a south Asian creative collective) have collaborated to produce Chronically Creative.

Chronically Creative is an A6 zine, focusing on mental health, reproductive health, and stigma through art and writing. There are 7 chronically ill artists that experience additional marginalisation due to their identity spotlighting their work – included alongside Juice Magazine’s Issue 2 mind and body which focuses on colonialism and its effects on the mind and body of the South Asian diaspora.

– Nikita Chadha


I‘ve announced my activities at Leicester Comedy Festival next month! 

I’m performing my debut hour-long solo show, I Miss Amy Winehouse and then doing some stand-up on 10th Feb: 

I’ve also announced a week-long theatre run of my debut hour-long solo show, I Miss Amy Winehouse! It’s at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town, north London. The run is 22nd-26th March: https://app.lineupnow.com/event/i-miss-amy-winehouse

– Suchandrika Chakrabarti


The Dear 26 Book is now available in New Zealand/Aotearoa public libraries (you can see here a photo of a librarian issuing the book at St Heliers Library, Auckland). The book is also being launched at the Whanganui Literary Festival on February 16, where there are no less four Dear 26 events happening. We kick off with an Afternoon in Conversation with Sir Bob Harvey who wrote the brilliant Dr Watson piece based on a true whale stranding off the west coast of the North Island/Te Ika-a-Māui (read it here). There’s an exhibition of all the letters in the Whanganui Heritage library running Feb 14-27 and two creative writing workshops (for adults 18 Feb, for children 19 Feb) both being run by Jane Berney, Jayne Workman and myself.

– Paul White


My poem ‘The statue’ was published in _Sledgehammer_. My new year resolution is to visit more of my tune-honoured places, partly with view to writing about them for _East Anglia bylines_. Current article in progress concerns Ken Naylor’s tune ‘Coe Fen’, named after a patch of common land in Cambridge.

– Aidan Baker

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