BBC Radio London Interview with Salma El-Wardany and LionHeart by Nick Hornby published on 2020-10-13T10:28:06Z Talking on BBC London with the incredible Salma @salmaelwardany and Lionheart @lionheartfelt about foxes and spicy pepper, public sculpture, the Royal Academy and my upcoming Solo show at Mostyn @mostyngallery. What does a poet, radio present and a sculptor have in common? Well - I think almost everything… symbols, signs, and their manifestation. I’d argue that words can be almost as concrete and material as steel, bronze and marble. Drop a sculpture it could break your foot - but drop words like “you’re fired” “I love you” “yes” “you’re dumped” “I do not consent” - and they can change your life. Form and meaning… the sound of the word, the meaning of the word… the look of an object, the meaning. Both have echos, and rhymes, textures - both quote upon quote upon quote. And Lionheart’s obsession is Architecture… which is so interesting… for a poet to love Brutalism, the Barbican…. Because the transition from blueprint to real is such a surreal step. . Tonight: Starts at 10pm… I’m on 1120pm. @lionheartfelt is a legend - TEDx Speaker, BBC Radio London Presenter, Award Winning Poet and International SpokenWord Performer “uncover London's diverse culture and emerging talent.” Yes Lionheart is his name…. Well its his middle name - what everyone calls him. The first Poet in Residence at the Saatchi Gallery, The first Poet in Residence at Grimshaw Architects — criss-crossing Architecture and poetry - and really engaged in mental health. I met Lionheart at a wonderful dinner arranged by the amazing Rosanna Hill @rosannahill for Citizens of Humanity (@citizensofhumanity) - just before covid. . . #TheLateShow @bbcradiolondon #BBC #Radio #Presenters #poetry #sculpture #nickhornby #nickhornbysculpture.