30 May 2014

Great British Write Off


I have created a special poem for the Great British Write Off this year. I am hoping to win it. The prize is money towards book printing. Its my dream to publish my poetry and for it to reach a mass audience so, fingers crossed! - Stuart Russell





2 May 2014

Arts In Fife Radio

Stuart has secured his own radio show all about creativity in Fife, Scotland. Listen to it on K107 FM every Tuesday at 13:30. You can also listen to the show online. 

14 February 2014

LGBT Anthology

My poem "Eyelash" will be published in a new book called "Naked Among Thistles". The book will be released this month and it celebrates LGBT culture in Scotland. I am so excited about this new book and hope to read my poem at the launch event this month.

1 February 2014

New Venture

Arts In Fife creator, Stuart Russell BEM, is working with Fife College Students Association to deliver an arts page in their monthly newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity and hopes to introduce students to local creativity. 

"This will be a fun project and shall further promote the work I do. I am really excited about this opportunity. Sharing local arts with local students will be brilliant!" - Stuart Russell BEM

1 January 2014

Stuart Russell - British Empire Medallist

I have been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the arts in Fife. It is really great to be rewarded for six hard years of voluntary work. My community projects, Arts In Fife & Arts In Britain are very important to me and I just want to say thankyou for all the support. I hope to continue my work talking about, writing about, reading about, creating, displaying and researching art. I am passionate about it and I hope it shows through my six years of service to volunteering and the arts. - Stuart Russell (22)


13 May 2013

Arts In Britain

Sister project to 'Arts In Fife', exploring creativity around the country. Includes interviews with regional artists and shows contemporary work from twelve parts of Britain. VISIT WEBSITE

11 May 2013

Acrostics

An acrostic poem is very easy to write. This kind of poem can be written  in  different ways, but the simplest form is to put the letters that spell your subject down the side of your page. When you have done this then you go back to each letter and think of a word, phrase or sentence that  starts with that letter and describes your subject.

I write acrostic poems quite alot, usually the subject ends up being nothing to do with the word used though. I like to start with a word and just see where the poem takes me. I rarely apply rules to writing as it just created limitations. Here are a few of my acrostics.