15 Nov 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Tolworth Treasure

What kind of Five Year Plan should Tolworth have? I would like to see a commitment to keep and manage its green spaces sensitively – because they are what make Tolworth special. I was shocked to hear Tolworth referred to as a ‘ghetto’ by staff and students at Kingston University while I was studying there. … Continue reading Tolworth Treasure →

30 Aug 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

#SourcePark Hastings

A week staying in a tiny cottage in Hastings Old Town took on a new significance for my scooter-obsessed son when we discovered, on our second day here, that a 20 minute walk along the promenade would take us to The Source Park – the world’s largest underground skatepark. The Source building was originally the … Continue reading #SourcePark Hastings →

24 Aug 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Viva Seething

Originally posted on seethingography: Seethingography was originally a way for me to come down to Seething and start a writing group, and to engage Seething Villagers in thinking about what made the place that they live in special to them. I ran workshops, meet ups and an event for National Poetry Day, plus we went…

03 Jul 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

The Seethingographer #2 Summer 2017: Going Home

Originally posted on seethingography: The Seethingographer #2 We are delighted to launch the second issue of The Seethingographer today! This is a collection of writing and images on the theme of ‘Going Home’. Submissions were opened up worldwide, and we had an amazing international response! A word from our guest editor Sinead Keegan….. Reading through…

19 Jun 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Mapping Memories, Over the Fields, on the Isle of Wight

I am currently preparing for a talk I will be giving this Thursday, 22nd June at Quay Arts, the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and venue for live events.  I was thrilled to be invited to speak about my poetry map, Over the Fields, as part of the events and activities taking place around … Continue reading Mapping Memories, Over the Fields, on the Isle of Wight →

13 Jun 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Austerity by Lucy Furlong

Originally posted on I am not a silent poet: in each escape from the latest cut there is no trusty hat pulled out from a closing tomb or laser forcefield , avalanche, landslide each escape is a letting go of a dream, a job, a holiday, a meal, a home, an ambition, an expectation, a…

03 Jun 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

this foot learned

this moment is a foot fall of bruises twisted ambition faltering goodwill disappointed     pain missed       steps this moment      is resting              resting recovering returning walking      turned degrees-different path // this foot  learned th...

26 May 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Kingston’s Apple Story, By A Michelson’s Seedling

Originally posted on seethingography: *Launching today!* Alison Fure’s Kingston’s Apple Story, By A Michelson’s Seedling,is the third chapbook to be published on the Seethingography imprint of Sampson Low Ltd. This colourful A6 pamphlet tells the story of Kingston’s orchards and apple growing heritage across 16 pages, squeezing in juicy chunks of local history, and the…