Not So Popular is a collective of young writers and artists, who put on events, create cultural content and aim to provide a platform for creative work.
Founded in 2010, Not So Popular are an events platform focused on empowering women in the arts. They have put on many events – from running feminist clubnight $ister $ister, to hosting panel debates and an affordable arts night Poetry For A Pound. Their new series PEAKS combines art, talks and DJS to create a place for people to discuss their ideas, with a drink in hand.
Their publications range from zines to art books, and in 2013, the team were involved in creating the book Let's Start A Pussy Riot – a non profit endeavour to raise awareness and funds of the Pussy Riot case. Featuring artists and writers such as Yoko Ono and Kim Gordon, the book was published by Rough Trade and launched in London and New York.
We're always up for collaboration, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Jade French is a writer, curator and editor. She writes on the intersection between culture and social issues. Academically, she is a PhD candidate interested in empathy, poetry and old age. She edited and produced the book Let’s Start A Pussy Riot (2013) with artist Emely Neu and Rough Trade, from which she has lectured internationally on the subject of feminism and DIY protest.
Olivia is a writer, editor and events co-ordinator with a passion for long-running drama and theatre. She has experience in TV production, and gained a scholarship to study MA TV and Radio Scriptwriting at Salford University, MediaCityUK campus.
Not So Popular are a collaborative group of young artists and writers. We were all tired of doing lots of work that was never seen by anyone else except our nans, so we joined together to make a mark.
We believe in collectives. We believe in the ‘myriad of different voices drumming along the inner-city streets with creative cries’.
Not So Popular take their inspiration from the depths of cultural talent, because everything from Van Gogh’s ear to Brian Harvey's baked potato were not so popular at one point.
Tash is a multitude of creative 'slashes': from an editor and writer to an experimental poet, traveller & social interrogator. Her work increasingly embraces cross-cultural issues of identity and dissects the soar spots of everyday and global politics. She pursues interdisciplinary collaborations and is currently producing indie doc, Portrait Srbija.
Nastasia Alberti is a self-taught photographer from Paris, based in London. Her work focuses on female subjects, using only natural light and DIY development to produce beautiful pictures. Her work conjures up worlds where woman can be vulnerable, brave and dominant.