As part of this Summer’s community art event, Designer | Maker | Artist | Poet, the Michael Aldrich Foundation commissioned poet, Tommy Sissons to write a poem about plastic pollution to complement designer, Tom Meades’ work with the Saturday Fashion Club.
Tommy Sissons is an award-winning poet, lyricist, playwright and educator. Shortlisted for the 2018 Outspoken Award for poetry and winner of the 2014 Slambassadors national slam champion, he was first runner-up in the 2016 Roundhouse Poetry Slam and a two-time regional Hammer and Tongue slam champion. Having performed in venues across Europe, he is the poet-in-residence of Channel 4’s ‘Four to the Floor’. Other clients include BBC Radio 1, Red Bull, VICE Magazine, the Imperial War Museum, the National Trust and the Guardian.
Tommy’s poetry has been studied by creative writing and literature students and he has given talks at the V&A and universities across the UK. His debut poetry collection ‘Goodnight Son’ was published in 2016 and his debut album ‘We Were All Mud and Halos’ was released in 2018.
You can watch the video of Megabus to the Trash Vortex which is shot at Tom’s studio HERE