UPCOMING PERFORMANCES 2019:
Thursday 21st November – Headliner with Scott Cowley and Rick Sanders. WordCraft. BottleCraft, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Thursday 10th October – Headliner with Nick Lovell. Central Library Takeover to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Swindon Central Library.
Thursday 19th September – Headliner with Scott Cowley. Orators & Opinions, The Fountain Inn, Walsall, WS1 1XB.
PAST EVENTS 2019:
Monday 26th August – August Bank Holiday Spoken Word Festival Worcester, Worcester Porcelain Factory
Friday 23rd August – Featured artist with Tarik Ross-Cameron and Steve Pottinger. Labour Party Fundraiser, The Duke William, Stourbridge
Saturday 20th July – ‘Crossing The Line’ book launch, Paradiddles, Worcester http://www.bitepress.co.uk
Friday 19th July – ‘Crossing The Line’ book launch, Darkroom Espresso Swindon http://www.bitepress.co.uk
Saturday 6th July – Freeverse Poetry Festival, Walsall
Thursday 20th June – Featured poet at Rusty Goat’s Poetry Corner TWIGS takeover, Swindon
Tuesday 11th June – Featured poet at Oooh Beehive! Swindon
Sat 25th/Sun 26th May – Mello Festival, Spoken Word Stage
Friday 24th-Thurs 30th May – PoArtry exhibition (a collaboration between poets and visual artists), General Office, Stourbridge
Tuesday 16th April – The Wallflower Club – Featured artist with drag king Mannly Mannington. Cherry Red’s, Birmingham.
Saturday 30th April – Featured artist. Worcestershire Transgender Day of Visibility – (venue available on request).
Monday 11th March – Featured guest poet at Piranha Poetry, The Ale House, Stroud
Friday 8th March – Featured poet at Raise The Bar fundraiser for Refugee Women of Bristol for International Women’s Day with Nafeesa Hamid and Thommie Gillow
Thursday 7th February – Featured poet at Word Heroes (in Aid of West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre), Heroes Bar, Worcester
Saturday 26th January – The 3rd Wolverhampton Literary Festival Poetry Slam, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Friday 14th December – Charles Hastings Education Centre at Worcester Royal Hospital with Alzheimer’s Association UK.
Monday 5th November – Featured poet at Rusty Goat’s Poetry Corner, Darkroom Espresso, Swindon
Thursday 15th November – Headlining poet collaborating with Charley Barnes, Grizzly Pear, Birmingham
Sunday 25th November – Featured poet, Oooh Shehive, Swindon
Saturday 22nd September – Worcestershire Pride – BSL signed performance
Thursday 26th July – Winner of The Sting/Oooh Beehive Birmingham Slam as part of BrumFest, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham
Tuesday 24th July – Headlining poet at Poetry Bites, Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham with Jonathan Edwards
Wednesday 6th June – Featured poet at Speak Out for WM Women’s Aid, Heroes, Worcester
Thursday 17th May – Headliner at Dear Listener, Boston Tea Party Worcester
Tuesday 14th November – Featured poet at What’s The Word, RJJZ’s Jazz Café Bar
Thursday 26th October – Featured poet at Caffe Grande Slam, Dudley.
Saturday 7th October (daytime) – Swindon Poetry Festival
Saturday 7th October (evening) – Headlining poet at Poetry for Pipka (raising funds for the refugee camp), Malvern Cooperative Book Store with Christina Thatcher
Wednesday 27th September – Headliner at Spoken Trend, Kings Heath
Sunday 30th July – Featured poet on Brum Radio Poets hosted by Rick Sanders with Beth Slinn and Tom McCann
Saturday 29th July – Winner of the Swindon and Wiltshire Pride Poetry Slam
Tuesday 11th July – Oooh Beehive! Music & Metaphor featured poet with Melanie Branton & Bethany Humphries. The Beehive, Swindon.
Saturday 8th July – Glas-Denbury Festival, Newton Abbot with Raise The Bar (featuring Sean Hughes & Mark Gwynne Jones).
Thursday 6th July – Hosting Uncorked featuring Sean Colletti, Jake Scott, Clive Oseman & Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis. Bottles Wine Bar, Worcester.
Sunday 25th June – The Salt King 200 Festival. Chateau Impney, Droitwich.
Thursday 20th June – Kaleidoscopic – Breaking The Binary. The Bierkeller, Birmingham
Wednesday 14th June – Featured poet at HOWL! The Dark Horse, Moseley, Birmingham.
Saturday 10th June – Book signing and workshop, part of Worcester Lit Fest. St Johns Library, Worcester. 4pm.
Thursday 25th May – Poetry Salon with Charley Barnes & Nina Lewis (part of the Worcester Literary Festival). The Old Rectifying House, Worcester.
Thursday 18th May – Opening for ‘The Fantastical Flights of Emilia Gate’ – Louise M Hart’s book launch at The Ort Café, Birmingham.
Thursday 20th April – Uncorked! at Bottles, Worcester. Featured poet alongside Jasmine Gardosi, Casey Bailey, Joe Cook and Leon Priestnall.
Saturday 28th January – Screening of ‘For Russia With Love’ as part of Trading Love, Arts and Culture Festival, Tontine Building, Glasgow
I took 2016 out from performing to focus on my (non-fiction) book, as well as delivering writing workshops to young people at risk.
Thursday 10th December – My debut play ‘The Word’ performed at The REP, Birmingham (as part of The Writeaway Programme). Directed by Milli Bhatia.
1st-30th November – Sketches from Both Sides of The Sky: Homecooking Broadcast commission for Apples and Snakes exploring bipolar disorder, inherited mental illness and creativity.
Wednesday 11th November – Howl – Featured Artist (alongside Spoz and Jake Scott)
Sunday 23rd August – Opus Club Summer Ball Canal Cruise – Featured Artist
Tuesday 2nd June – Stirchley Speaks – Featured Artist
Monday 1st June – Filming with Beatfreeks (interview and poetry performance)
Monday 25th May – Filming spoken word pieces ‘For Russia With Love’ & ‘So Your Wife…’ with Terrapin 5 Productions
Wednesday 20th May – Writeaway scriptwriters event at The REP (weekly for 10 weeks)
Saturday 11th April – Sandbox with Beatfreeks – The Bond, Fazeley St, Birmingham
Saturday 4th April – Opus Club with Mark Grist: 7:00pm – The Dark Horse, Birmingham
Saturday 21st March – Play in a Day – Birmingham REP
Thursday 19th March – Hit The Ode – The Victoria, Birmingham
Wednesday 11th March – Howl – The Sun at The Station, Birmingham
Saturday 7th March – Poets’ Place
Saturday 7th February – Opus Club with Bohdan Piasecki
Saturday 24th January – Poets’ Place: Birmingham Library