Umbilica is the songs and poetry of Josephine Lewis. Refining her songcraft over two decades, Umbilica draws from folk, rock, blues and literary influences to explore themes of relationships, gender politics and connectedness. The work has been described as haunting and vulnerable, “but with a particular grit and determination.”
Based in the East Midlands, Lewis is a co-founder of the female-led performance night She Speaks UK. She also leads songwriting workshops and is the musical director of IWD Derby Rebel Women’s Choir.