Mama Tokus blogpost: Blessèd Birdsong

As I cycled up to Schumacher College for the first time, I felt blessed to be commuting along the riverside path that accompanies The Dart. Blessed again to see balaclava-faced goldfinches fly up from the floor. Treble-blessed to watch seagulls divebombing an unfamiliar river visitor: a red-headed duck or grebe…

Give good head start

My friends the Burners are in the desert right now, lighting creative fires and watching The Man burn this weekend... You can buy only coffee and ice in this temporary city and social experiment. Everything else was a gift. Not trade, exchange, bartering or swapping, but a gift, given without…

The Travelling Brain Show

I'm venturing into show production with The Travelling Brain Show! It's edutainment in time for Christmas: the perfect funny-clever cabaret show that gets you away from the interminable Yuletide TV adverts and into a good, old-fashioned atmosphere of humanity... The Travelling Brain Show is a mix of intriguing facts about how…

Rev Billy likes me!

It’s a busy time for Mama Tokus at the moment. I’ve got to host performance poetry session Forked at the B-Bar this week – and it’s a bit nail-biting because I’ll be premiering an ‘introduction’ poem I’ve written about meself on my performance poetry course (I thought I ought to…