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Climbing Clouds Catching Comets

 

"I am Love! Love is pure. Love is stronger than fear. I have no fear!" - Alexander 'King' Paul

 

To read Climbing Clouds Catching Comets is to clamber inside the mind of a writer whose talent fizzes on the page: with love, pain, empathy and a wisdom far beyond his young years. Alexander wrote of the world he knew- a world of stop and search, homelessness, political blackness, big dreams and daunting challenges, crafting all of these into a poetry that transcends them all. The result is this work- at times a journey to find his voice, at times accomplished and masterful, but always a hauntingly beautiful tribute to a truly unique young man.” - Afua Hirsch

 

 
 

Events

Climbing Clouds Catching Comets is a collection of poems compiled by Joanna Brown in memory of her late son Alexander Paul. Joanna has a series of talks lined up in various London libraries for Black History Month. Please share and support!

 
 
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New Cross Library

Date: 10th October 2018

Time: 6pm-7pm

Address:

New Cross Library
283 285 New Cross Road
SE14 6AS

 
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Plaistow Library

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Address:

Plaistow Library

79 North Street, London

E13 9HL

 
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Leyton Library

Date: 13th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Address:

High Road Leyton

London

E10 5QH

 

Chingford Library

Date: 19th October 2018

Time: 4pm-6pm

Chingford Library

London

E4 7EN

Genesis Choir and Poetry

Date: 20th October 2018

Time: 4pm-6pm

Chatsworth Baptist Church

Chatsworth Way

London

SE27 9HN

Thornton Heath

Date: 24th October 2018

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Access Croydon

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA

 

Kensington Central Library

Date: 25th October 2018

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Lecture Theatre

(Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road)

12 Phillimore Walk

W8 7RX

Leytonstone Library

Date: 26th October 2018

Time: 7pm-9pm

6 Church Lane

Leytonstone

London

E11 IHG

Brent Library

Date: 28th November 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Harlesden Library Plus

Craven Park Road

Harlesden

London

NW10 8SE

Radio Interview

We would like to invite you to listen to Joanna speak on Eddie Nestor’s drive time radio show on Radio London at 5:20pm, 27th December! Tune in on BBC Radio London 94.9fm.


Climbing Clouds Catching Comets Poetry Evening

Celebrating the release of Climbing Clouds Catching Comets, a collection of Alexander's poems, We held a poetry evening in collaboration with Brixton library. 

The event took place on 4th July 2018 at 7pm, with over 80 people attending! 

The night was an opportunity to explore some of the topics Alexander often spoke about, including gun and knife crime, expressing emotions, the family unit.

We would like to thank all those who were able to attend and support us.  

Help us keep Alexander's legacy alive by purchasing a copy of Climbing Clouds Catching Comets!

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