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Articles for fROOTS Magazine

fROOTS Magazine October 2017
Review of Sheila Chandra's Book Organising For Creatives
Within its welcomingly large-print pages, the romantic myth of the crazy artist is deconstructed and replaced with a comprehensive system for self-care - from streamlining shelving to organising last rites!

fROOTS Magazine July 2016
Review of London Lucumi Choir Album, Lullaby for Naila
'The album is a cocoon of cradlesong, which whilst woven from threads far and wide, remains always close, warm and intimate.'

fROOTS Magazine June 2015 
Feature about Tobias Kaye and Sounding Bowls 
'When a uniquely hand crafted instrument enters a clinical setting such as hospital it stands out'
  
fROOTS Magazine - Oct 2014 
Feature about composer, singer and performance creator Helen Chadwick 
'By touching people lightly, through the beauty and power of song, Helen's work demonstrates the difference music can make and the truths it can illuminate.'
  
fROOTS Magazine - Dec 2013 
Feature on The Spooky Men's Chorale 
'The ability of the Spooky Men to be inclusive of those around them, to validate the 'inner spook' in everyone and give them permission to both express and laugh at themselves seems to be at the core of their magic.'

fROOTS Magazine - June 2013 
Do it Yourself! - Richard Lewis   
Contributor to article about DIY Music:  
"Katie Rose is self-employed and thinks that, when it comes to making a living, DIY artists get out of it what they put in" 

Croydon citizen

Articles for The Croydon Citizen
The Croydon Citizen is a non-profit community news magazine for London's most populous borough. Articles are written by citizens, not paid journalists and are published online and in the monthly paper version which can be found in various locations around Croydon.
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Poetry

Photos: 9 Carols & Poems led by Katie Rose at Matthews Yard - Fluid4Sight
When she has a quiet moment, Katie enjoys reading and writing poetry. She has performed at spoken word events including the world premiere of Prophetic Children by Fathieh Saudi at St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation 2013.

Prophetic children

Poetry Publication
One of Katie's poems features in the book
Poetic Ramblings Through Croydonia October 2016
A selection of poetry by Croydon poets
Click here to order a copy

Spring Sphinx Awakening 



Spring Sphinx Awakening

My breath laboured,
Electrified by the
Icy crisp clear day
I clamber along
Your rust-red flank
And nestle in the nook
Of your crumbling paws,
Hoping to catch a glimpse 
Of wisdom from your
Inscrutable smile as you
Survey the bright horizon.

The biting February cold
Is lighting fires in my ears
And tear-smarting my eyes,
But you, unflinching,
Give not even a twitch
Of your Victorian tail
And steady your gaze
On a wider vista.

We breathe, you and I.
You - without 
Moving a muscle,
Me - merging my
Moving body…