Performance, poetry

Representing Refuge: The Role of the Arts in Mass Displacement, on Thursday 7th June 2018

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

Performance, poetry

First performance as IGP poet-in-residence

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

Performance, poetry

Walthamstow Garden Party 2017

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


Podcast Update

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

Performance, poetry

Walthamstow Garden Party (RaP Party)

Well. That was fun, wasn't it? Another set done w/o paper. Slowly building up my confidence with regards to learning my set and also being able to do the inbetweeny banter bits that are sort of scripted but rehearsed enough so that they don't feel like they are. The Rhythm and Poetry (RaP Party) is… Continue reading Walthamstow Garden Party (RaP Party)