Category Archives: Shorts

Circus, written by Tom Waits and narrated by Ken Nordine

Ways & Means features original ‘grown up’ children’s story collaborations by some of this era’s most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art. The project supports NGOs and nonprofit organisations advancing children’s causes around the world including Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, 826 National and more. View a literary mixtape that explains the project here

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Karl Lokko – Cruel to be Kind

Karl’s latest poem is called ‘Cruel to be kind’ and is taken from the collection, ‘The Butterfly Effect’.  The poem is a cry for every ‘villains’ innocence! “We are ALL innocent because at our core the intentions of human beings are good, deception is the real ‘devil’, man is not. We live a life according to our conditioning.”  Click here for my earlier post concerning Karl’s work, along with further information.

I AM HUNGER: FILM TRAILER

I Am Hunger is a film, which is in production about some of the outstanding and vital work some of the self-funded independent charities carry out feeding the most vulnerable in society. It is estimated 20% of the UK currently live below the poverty line. That is 13 million people. The combined population of London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester & Glasgow. You can follow the making of the film at I AM HUNGER and do something really simple, but profound by sharing this information.

Karl Lokko – Urine Village

I first met Karl almost eight years ago in Brixton, London. He is quite an imposing person given I stand 6ft, and he still towers over me like a giant from Han Christian Anderson fairy tale. As with many Black kids growing up within our inner cities, Karl had tough choices to make and dangerous lessons to learn. The first day we cast eyes on one another I was in my local government uniform and tie he was wearing a bulletproof vest. He talked rapidly about the life he was leading, the inspirational pastor who was helping him to rebuild his life, his dreams, his aspiration. He was young, but already time was catching up with him. Over the years he stumbled but resisted a return to the life he once led. Today Karl is a husband, poet, activist, influencer, and incredible human being who I am proud to call a friend. This is Karl’s first release of his poetry online. If you want to know more about Karl then click here.