Do it yourself: poetry | Luke Wright | TEDxSouthmoorAcademy

24/04/2015 13:14:26

Luke Wright tells us how to reach the stage where you can confidently put 'Poet' down on your tax return. The ins and outs of the brave new world of do it yourself artistry are revealed...

Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues. His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of yummy mummies, debauched Tory grandees, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps. His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey.

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Trevor Phelps

What a brilliant talk and a great insight for any student of the arts on how you make a living from your passion. A must watch if you're thinking a career in the arts.

31/03/2016
Jiggerypoetry

Nice one Luke.

24/02/2016
James Perman

Excellent advice. I'm not an artist but I feel I can still make use of your advice. Well done Mr. Wright.

14/11/2015
Karen Hill

Excellent Luke.

30/08/2015
teamcrumb

nice one

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