THINGS ARE HAPPENING... 

 
 
 
 Words about Mental Health at Rough Trade, Nottingham

Words about Mental Health at Rough Trade, Nottingham

 
 Rain Dance Scratch as part of the Little Ed Fringe, Derby, 2018

Rain Dance Scratch as part of the Little Ed Fringe, Derby, 2018

 
 Stamford Mayor Making 2018

Stamford Mayor Making 2018

 
 Cellar Bar - the natural home for the Stamford Laureate

Cellar Bar - the natural home for the Stamford Laureate

 
 Poetry Pit, St Ives

Poetry Pit, St Ives

 

Upcoming Shows

January 17th - Find The Right Words, The Western, Leicester - speed poet

February 3rd - Say Owt Slam, Basement, York  - competing

March 10th - Poetry Green Room, Green Room, Lincoln - hopefully a full scratch of Rain Dance

March 13th - Write Club, Stoneworks, Peterborough - Captain of the greatest team P'boro has ever seen (since my last team)

March 21st Good Shout Poetry Slam, The Broadway, Peterborough - competing

April 10th - Stamford Laureate Competition, Cellar Bar, Stamford - competing

April 14th - Verse Festival, Stamford - work in progress performance of Rain Dance, my burnout show

April 19th - Little Ed Fringe Festival by Furthest From the Sea, QUAD Theatre, Derby - work in progress performance of Rain Dance

April 25th - Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

May 17th - Stamford Mayoral Inauguration, Town Hall, Stamford - inducting the new mayor with a poem in my new role as Stamford Laureate

May 25th-26th - Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Park, Derbyshire - Performing two sets in the Creative Intentions Cafe, in association with Furthest From the Sea

May 30th - Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

June 20th - Find The Right Words, The Western, Leicester - speed poet

June 24th - Stamford Festival Parade, Stamford - walking, speaking, walking some more, maybe speaking some more

June 27th - Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

July 5th - Stamford Hospital, Stamford - Performance at 70 years of the NHS afternoon tea

July 9th - Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, Bourne - Arts week launch event

July 9th - Psst., Jam Cafe, Nottingham - feature set

July 14th - House of Verse - 90's style, 2funky music cafe, Leicester - joining the collective for some rad artistic nonsense

July 18th - Bourne Schools Arts Exhibition, Bourne Town Hall - performance and poetry competition prize giving

July 25th -   Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

August 8th - Good Shout Slam, Broadway Theatre, Peterborough - Competing

August 10th - 12th - Green Meadows Festival, Elton Hall, Peterborough - Acoustic Stage Host/ Performance

August 21st - Chapel Arts Season, Bridge Chapel St. Ives - a pair of feature sets alongside folk singer David Gardner

August 29th  Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

September 16th - Battle of Britain Parade and Service, Stamford - single performance

September 26th -   Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

October 2nd - Witham Hall School, Bourne, Lincs - National Poetry Day Preparation

October 4th - Various Locations, Stamford - National Poetry Day

October 9th - Allotment Prize Giving, Stamford - single performance / Women’s Institute Dinner, Stamford - after dinner set

October 12th - Stephen James Smith UK Tour, Stamford Arts Centre - support slot for this amazing touring poet from Ireland

October 31st -   Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

November 11th - Remembrance Day, Stamford - single performance

November 14th - Poetry Swaps, Cellar Bar Stamford - compere

November 25th - Christmas Festival and Lights Switch on - single performance

November 28th -   Pint of Poetry, Cellar Bar, Stamford - Compere

Dec 6th - Luke Wright’s Frankie Vah, Stamford Arts Centre - support act

 
 
 Pecha Kucha at Wordstock, Free Word Centre, London

Pecha Kucha at Wordstock, Free Word Centre, London

Live Projects

NaPoWriMo - my own feeble attempts at producing a daily poem for a month in 2017 can be found here:  https://amonthofpoeticmistakes.tumblr.com/

MISTAKES - The second 'PARTY' edition of my bootleg poetry zine will be published at some point

RAIN DANCE - There's a longer solo show about mental health and burnout underway right now called 'Rain Dance', scratch events will be listed above

 
 Emoting at Find the Right Words, Leicester

Emoting at Find the Right Words, Leicester

Other places...

There's plenty of amazing spoken word open mics around, but here are some of my favourite open mics in the East Midlands:

What The Thunder Said, Peterborough

Bill's Open Mic, Oakham

Find The Right Words, Leicester

Crosswords, Nottingham

Pint of Poetry, Stamford