I got to have some fun at UCL last week, having been asked to perform at one of the events held during the Festival of Culture. Hanna Baumann, the organiser who invited me, and I had discussed beforehand that although I would be mentioned in promo material, I shouldn't have any attention drawn to me… Continue reading Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Mass Displacement, on Thursday 7th June 2018
This was quite exciting – I think this is the first time my name has been up on a projector behind me! I was performing at the BP Lecture Theatre at the British Museum to help launch the RELIEF Centre [I had to stop myself from doing a performance where I poured oil on myself as… Continue reading First performance as IGP poet-in-residence
I had a lovely time on the panel, got a chance to talk about mental health and how London has impacted on that - made some lovely new friends and we already had mutual friends from the poetry! I did a short set of 2 poems and although I had to make a swift exit… Continue reading Rich Mix Takeover Launch
Another year, another Walthamstow Garden Party. It's always a delight to be able to perform here as we are usually very lucky with the weather. I was performing alongside a long list of amazing poets, starting with the latest crop of Barbican Junior Poets. The work these young people do is a credit to themselves and… Continue reading Walthamstow Garden Party 2017
So, completely unexpected, I've been asked to be the first Poet-In-Residence for UCL's Institute of Global Prosperity - I'll be writing a poem a month on the themes and work that the IGP grapples with. This all came about through the Barbican - the head of the IGP, Professor Henrietta Moore, wanted someone to perform… Continue reading Exciting news!
So, a LOOOOOOOOOONG time ago, I took part in a podcast recording with the fantastic Post Everything that seems to have been delayed as it's taking the Barbican Centre a long time to give its official seal of approval to something that will bear its name. One half of the PE duo emailed today saying that… Continue reading Podcast Update
The inbox today had a formal invitation for me to take part in a special round table poetry discussion held at St. Paul's by Poet In The City. As with most of these things, I shall be attending as an ambassador of BYP. I'm not entirely sure what form that is going to take but… Continue reading An Invitation to St. Paul’s