‘Somebody Loves Us All’ – a night of poetry from 2019 Finalist Ella Frears

‘Somebody Loves Us All’

6th September, 19:30

Bold Tendencies, Floors 7-10, Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London


Inspired by Elizabeth Bishop’s poem ‘Filling Station’, Ella Frears has written a short sequence of poems in response to motorway service stations between Cornwall (where she grew up) and London (where she lives now).

In April, Ella, Tom and Alban set off on a road trip visiting sixteen service stations and two Travelodges – talking to employees, customers and those who identify as motorway service station fans.

Ella will read from her sequence alongside a screening of a new short film by artist Naomi Frears.

Poet: Ella Frears
Artist: Naomi Frears
Producer: Tom MacAndrew
Videographer & Stills: Alban Roinard


Ella Frears is a poet, visual artist and curator living in London. Her work has benefited from regular shifts in subject and influence; this is a result of a number of creative writing jobs and residencies in her early career including Tate Britain, the National Trust and Royal Holloway University. She credits this experience with preventing her work from becoming formulaic.

Ella was one of our 2019 Poetry Finalists.