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
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
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!
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
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
Excitingly, I've been asked by Jacob Sam-La Rose to do a ten minute set at the event that he is curating on Sunday at Rich Mix. Rich Mix has been running a number of youth takeover events and this poetry evening is just one exciting event in the programme. Come and check it out if… Continue reading Rich Mix – Sun 2nd August – 18:30-20:30