June 2, 2020

The works of June Okochi

Voices of Pain

Voices of Pain is a multi-track montage of individuals’ reports living with or affected by sickle cell.

This UK based audio-documentary is a heartfelt and insightful production which captures the featured individuals’ first hand experiences and themes of pain, suffering, trauma but more importantly, resilience, hope and dreams that has enabled them deal with their pain & suffering.

The c...

December 28, 2019

"There are those among us who are blessed with the power to save what is loved by another. But powerless to use this blessing for love themselves".

Alicia Keys

Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart, The Element Of Freedom, 2009

This song hits every part of my core.

From lost lovers, to broken hearts, family rejection, loss of friends, loss of grandparents, grieving loved ones gone too soon, euphoric recalls, blue animations, el...

December 28, 2019

American artist Morgan Whitney’s digital collage, ‘Where you wanna be’, 2019.


December 24, 2019

Recently, I have been re-living my time in Krakow through subtle reminders in recent events. From cultural similarities found in a recent trip to Budapest to the series on BBC 1’s ‘World On Fire’ or news few weeks ago, where Krakow was named the best city break destination in Europe for a 3rd time running. I see why.

So I decided to re-live memories in the way I know how to do best.

We had arrived the former Capital mid-afternoo...

October 12, 2019

  1. Have breakfast at 34 Mayfair

  2. Visit Portobello Market in Notting Hill

  3. Grab a bite of street food at Borough Market

  4. Visit the Mudchute City Park and Farm

  5. Go to Kensington Palace

  6. Get on a steam train at Ongar Epping and pop your head out like the movies.

  7. Watch a play or two at West End, Soho

  8. Visit the Backyard Cinema, its so street

  9. Visit Barbican, explore art at the galleries, or have h...

May 19, 2019

A remarkable island getaway with Mica and I apparently has made a highlight of 2019.

My headspace had been a little too clouded with conflicting life priorities, endless work, and a sense of regret stemming from taking on a (what I thought was a promising) new role outside London.

So in full gear with life, it was a much needed little break. And this would have been my first break since the Caribbean in January which has see...

May 4, 2019

“May I please I get a return to the end of the high street ”
The line which had become my lucid chorus to the bus drivers each morning.

An eventual broken record.

In London, my ‘Oyster’ tells the driver all and nothing.

Through Kendal Avenue and beyond
I am circled by rurality and farmlands
Taylor’s ‘Sad Beautiful Tragic’ in tune
Perfectly paired to complement this actuality .

Fogged by faces of white middle class English fo...

April 16, 2019

I booked to go to this one alone and have just spent 2 hrs after work at the Barbican. 

It’s been fascinating to experience for the very first time, a poetic series of 5 rooms delivered in the context of theatre.

The 5 rooms consisted of a kitchen, a hotel room, an office room, 33a, a girl’s room and a bathroom. 

In all 5, were accounts of poetic (and prosaic) series of the 5 characters.

Our theatre host would confine the 6...

February 10, 2019

June: Hi, how are you?

Artist: (with a lovely smile) Good, thanks, how are you?

June: I am well, thanks. Having a little tour round the museum. It’s great. Some good medieval stuff. 

Artist; (pauses painting with brush in one hand to make conversation) Yes! Is this your first time in Krakow?

June: Yes it is. I love it. Its really pretty especially with all the lights round the square and the markets, it has a lovely feel o...

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