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

Barbican Shakespeare Weekender

I got to share a stage with some of my favourite people/poets and chat about Billy Wagger Dagger! I can't take the credit for that nickname, I stole it from someone who performed at Hammer & Tongue a while ago. And then I got to do a poem about my relationship with the Bard and… Continue reading Barbican Shakespeare Weekender

Performance, poetry

Barbican Young Poets Showcase – March 23rd!

A lovely little email today confirming the date of the Barbican Young Poets showcase. This is like the highlight of my poetry calendar and now it can be yours as well! You can buy your tickets here. Hurry though, as they have been selling out fast these days! It really is a great event, full of some… Continue reading Barbican Young Poets Showcase – March 23rd!

Performance, poetry

Dialogue Aftermath

Dialogue was a tremendous experience and (dare I say it) I great success! It was so enriching to see people from lots of different backgrounds responding to the same theme across a number of art forms. We had young people and children with special educational needs using music to show us how they experience the… Continue reading Dialogue Aftermath


Dialogue Festival

I'm performing tonight at an event that I have just found out is sold out! Dialogue Festival promises to be an exciting mixed media night and I am honoured to be a part of it. I shall be reading a poem written in response to a photography exhibition that is to go up at the… Continue reading Dialogue Festival


Walthamstow Garden Party – Recap

So I'm really glad that I got the chance to be super silly with some of the most amazing people that I know. It's always such a privilege to share a stage with any of them and the Walthamstow Garden Party was no exception. The Barbican Young Poets has been such an important part of… Continue reading Walthamstow Garden Party – Recap