Sunday 28 June 2015

The Verb

Last week I took a trip to Salford to be a guest on BBC Radio 3's cabaret of the word The Verb. It was a great show featuring an interesting mix of people including; young adults author Liz Kessler, feminist campaigner Cristina Criado Perz, poet Christopher Reid and academic of tattoo history Dr Matt Lodder,  

Arriving at the studio I was immediately welcomed by the friendly team who work on the show and the enthusiastic presenter Ian McMillan who encouraged us all to eat apples to help with the vocal chords before recording!

What followed was a laid back and utterly fascinating two hours of chat covering feminist graffiti, the study of eating chocolate, teenage LGBT fiction and tattoo stories, in which I talked about my latest work The Tattooed Lady.

It was great to meet everyone and especially interesting to talk to Matt, who himself is a living canvas of colourful tattoos and has lots of knowlegde upon the subject.

Although first aired on July 26th, you can LISTEN AGAIN on iPlayer until the end on July