Hi! Here are my upcoming readings, etc…
- Sunday 28th Jan – Young Blah poetry workshop for 19 – 25 year olds @ Bristol Improv Theatre, St Paul’s Road, Clifton, BRISTOL. 4pm.
- Sunday 28th Jan – Young Blah poetry showcase @ The Room Above, The White Bear, St Michael’s Hill, BRISTOL. 7pm.
- Sunday 25th Feb – I’m doing a quick poem at: Poetry Slam @ Musikens Hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13, Gothenburg, SWEDEN.
- Wednesday 28th Feb – Folkteatern, Olof Palmes Plats, 413 04 Gothenburg, SWEDEN.
I’m SO excited to be performing at this. Looking for any other opportunities to read while I’m in Sweden, or in Hamburg where I’m stopping off o the way there and back. Please give me a shout if you have any ideas!!
- Saturday 10th March – Creative Facilitation Training for Poets @ The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, LONDON
I’m running a session developing skills to support people with a learning disability to engage with and create poetry. There is a whole program of different sessions running throughout the weekend. Open to anyone who is interested in, or currently a practitioner of, any kind of poetry in education.
- Monday 26th March – BANG! Said The Gun @ The Soho Theatre, LONDON. Alongside hero of our time Jonny Fluffy Punk! 7.30pm
- Saturday 5th May – Fundraiser for Misfits Theatre Company @ The Trinity Centre, BRISTOL.
I’m hosting this glorious evening of music and fun, featuring my actualy favourite singer / songwriter (Nuala Honan), and my actual favourite live band (Honeyfeet), and my actual favourite DJ (DJ Dad). And all the proceed go to my favourite theatre company led by people with learning disabilities (Misfits Theatre Company). Its a perfect storm! Its going to be the best night of all our lives! Get more info and BUY YOUR TICKET here: https://www.3ca.org.uk/whats-on/2017/honeyfeet-misfits-fundraiser
If you want to book me for a gig, please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Hammer & Tongue supporting Simon Munnery @ The Bird Cage, Bristol
- 16th February 2014 – Folly @ Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA
- 19th February 2014 – Folly @ Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA
- 20th Feburary 2014 – Folly @ The Deli, 54A George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA
- 21st February 2014 – Folly @ Charles Melton Wines (beautiful winery in the South Australian countryside! Tickets include dinner and wine. Mmmm mmm)Krondorf Rd, Krondorf SA 5352, +61 8 8563 3606
- 26th February 2014 – Folly @ Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA
- 27th February 2014 – Folly @ The Deli, 54A George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA
- 1st March 2014 – Folly @ The Deli, 54A George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA
- 2nd March 2014 – Folly @ The Deli, 54A George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA
- 4th March 2014 – Folly @ Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA
- 16th March 2014. Poetry Puplit @ The Left Bank, Bristol. FREE
- 27th March 2014. Hatfield Open Mic @ Hatfields Pub, Doncaster. FREE. (I’m doing a featured slot and its the town I grew up in and I’m very excited about it)
- 30th March 2014. Sunday Circus @ All Hallows Hall, Easton, Bristol. FREE. 12noon with Alice Phelps and Katy Storer.
- 10th April 2014. Pen:chant @ 3 Minute Theatre, Manchester. £5. With Ben Mellor, Leonie Higgins, Liz Greenfield and Alabaster DePlume (who are all BRILLIANT).
- 12th April 2014. Davefest @ The Lower Lode Inn, near Tewksbury
- Saturday 19th April 2014 @ The Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol. Supporting Raphael Attar’s ‘World’s Greatest Everything’ Details here
- Sunday 27th April 2014 Vanessa Kissuule’s Book Launch (exciting!) @ Lashings Coffee House, Gloucester Road, Bristol. Details here
- Monday 5th May 2014. Still Jam’s Project City @ All Hallow’s Hall, Easton, Bristol.
- Wednesday 7th May 2014. Hammer & Tongue Bristol @ The Bird Cage, Bristol
- Monday 12th May 2014. Hammer & Tongue Camden @ The Green Note Cafe, London
- Tuesday 13th May 2014. Hammer & Tongue Oxford @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford
- Wedneday 14th May 2014. Hammer & Tongue Cambridge @ The Fountain, 12 Regent Street, Cambridge
- Thursday 15th May 2014. Phantom Laundry presents… High Cross Society, Toby Thompson, Rebecca Tantony and Silver Tortoise, DJ Dad. (I’m hosting). Details here.
- Friday / Saturday 27th / 28th June 2014. Glastonbury Festival (meep!), Poetry & Words Stage.
- Saturday/Sunday 26th / 27th July 2014. Womad Festival.
- Thursday 28th August 2014 – ‘Playing with Words’ workshop at The Princess Theatre in Highbridge, Somerset. Open to all! £2 sub. As part of Take Art’s ‘What Change’ project. Come along!
- Tuesday 2nd August 2014 – Folly (the show I wrote and toured with Nuala Honan) at The Lion’s Den @ The Golden Lion, Gloucester Road, Bristol. 7.45pm. FREE
- Thursday 4th Sept 2014– FOLLY @ Hammer & Tongue, Komedia, Gardener Street, Brighton. With support from the brilliant Steve Pottinger and an open poetry slam! £5/£6 https://www.facebook.com/events/803874579657820/
- Monday 8th Sept 2014– FOLLY @ Hammer & Tongue, Green Note Cafe, Camden. With support from Abbas Maysam Z and the Hammer & Tongue Camden regional slam final! https://www.facebook.com/events/668194913262932/?fref=ts
- Thurs 18th Sept 2014– Hit The Ode, Birmingham with Nilson Muniz and Stephen Morrison-Burke https://www.facebook.com/hittheode
- Tuesday 23rd Sept 2014 – Poetry Special @ Live in the Lion’s Den, The Golden Lion, Gloucester Road, featuring me and the very brilliant Alabaster De Plume and Anna Freeman.
- Thursday 9th October 2014 – Stand Up For Lyricism @ The Rope Walk, 5 Nelson Parade, BRISTOL with Nadine Bourne + Open Mi
- Friday 17th October 2014– Come Rhyme With Me @ The Writer’s Place (New Writing South), 9 Jew Street, BRIGHTON (poetry night with DELICIOUS food!
- Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – Verbal Remedies Bristol @ The Arts House, Stokes Croft, BRISTOL
- Thursday 23rd Oct 2014 – Bang Said The Gun @ The Roebuck Tavern, 50 Great Dover Street, LONDON SE1
- Wednesday 19th November 2014 – Verbal Remedies Bournemouth @ The Twisted Teapot, Sea Road, Bournemouth. 8pm start. £3. There’s an open mic, come and read a poem!
- Friday 28th November 2014 – CLUB TGV Cabaret @ The Wardrobe Theatre (above The White Bear), 133 St Michael’s Hill, BRISTOL. 8pm start. £
- Sunday 30th November 2014– I am presenting a poetry and creative writing workshop in Bristol with multiple world slam champion poet BUDDY WAKEFIELD. There are a few tickets left, get ’em here! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292635
- Thursday 5th Feb 2015 – BRIGHTON Hammer & Tongue @ Komedia, Gardner Street. WITH Thick Richard and Spliff Richard. £6 on the door, details here https://www.facebook.com/events/836829269697134/
- Monday 16th Feb 2015 – BRISTOL Blah Blah Blah @ Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Valentines Day ‘Love, Lust and Loss’ special with Wilf Merttens, Lucy English, Jonny Fluffy Punk, Buddy Carson, Ben Mellor, Vanessa Kisuule, Laurie Bolger and Molly Case. Details here http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/lovelustlos
- Friday 13th Feb 2015 – BRISTOL @ Lantern Theatre, Colston Hall. Support slot for Mark Grist’s ‘Rogue Teacher’ show. Tickets £8.50, details here http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/mark-grist/
- Thursday 12th March 2015– WORCESTER LitFest SpeakEasy @ The Old Rectifying House, North Parade, Worcester https://www.facebook.com/events/1566973033577761
- Wednesday 18th March 2015 – LEICESTER Find The Right Words @ Upstairs at The Western, Leicester http://upstairsatthewestern.com/shows/find-the-right-words-3/gg
- Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Hackney @ The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH, Shoreditch, London. With incredible poet Antosh Wojcik!! https://www.facebook.com/events/985933211439891/
- Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Bristol (its their regional slam final!!) @ The Big Chill Bar, 15, Small Street,, BS1 1DE, BRISTOL. With Thommie Gillow.
- Thursday 4th June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Brighton WITH SIMON PANRUCKER! @ Komedia, 44 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN, BRIGHTON.
- Friday 5th June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Cambridge, with Daisy TG @ Cambridge Junction,Clifton Way, CB1 7GX CAMBRIDGE
- Monday 8th June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Camden, with INUA ELLAMS @ The Green Note Cafe, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN, LONDON
- Tuesday 9th June 2015 – Hammer & Tongue Oxford (its their regional slam final!!) @ The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, OX1 2AQ Oxford
- Monday 21st September BRISTOL 2015 @ Milk, The Halo Cafe, Gloucester Road, Bristol. With brilliant Laurie Bolger! Details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1613295128925264/
- Sunday 27th September BRIGHTON 2015 @ Macmillan Coffee Afternoon Extravaganza! Details here- https://www.facebook.com/events/866298930122736/
- Wednesday 30th September CANTERBURY 2015 @ The Gulb Slam
The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB
Details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1456914161280684/
- I’m also facilitating a workshop from 6pm until 7pm before the above show, the workshop will be for poets who are looking to start running workshops themselves! A workshop about how to run workshops! Fun! Here’s the details https://www.facebook.com/events/1483323818648015/
- Wednesday 21st October CAMBRIDGE 2015 – @ The Vaults, 14A Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TB, with Robin Lamboll. http://www.thevaults.biz/
- Friday 30th October SHEFFIELD 2015 – @ Off The Shelf festival, Theatre Delicatessen, 17-19 The Moor, S1 4PF, with MIKE GARRY! Details here… http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/events/off-the-shelf-closing-party
- Thursday 19th November POOLE, DORSET 2015 – @ Spread the Verb, Poole
- Saturday 9th January 2016 – Hammer & Tongue National finals @ The Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.
-I’m just performing in the day time section because I help to host Hammer & Tongue Brighton! But the whole weekend is jam packed full of great poets, have a peep here http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/hammer-and-tongue-uk-poetry-slam-finals/
- Tuesday 26th January 2016 – The Poetry Archivist @ The Proud Archivist, LONDON.
-I’m hosting, with James Bunting. Featured sets from Vanessa Kisuule and Ben Norris. Its going to be ACES, Details here.
- Friday 29th January 2016 – Say Owt Slam @ The Basement, Picturehouse City Screen, YORK.
-Featured set from me, loads of brilliant slammers, REALLY excited to be doing a gig in Yorkshire, details here.
- Saturday 30th January 2016 – Say Owt Workshop
– Also in YORK, facilitated by me! Details TBC.
- Thursday 4th February 2016 – Hosting Hammer & Tongue Brighton feat. Michael Clarke and open poetry slam @ Komedia, Brighton. 7.30pm. Details here
- Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Hosting The Poetry Archivist feat. Maria Ferguson & Simon Mole @ The Proud Archivist, London. Details here
- Friday 6th May 2016 – New Writing South @ Brighton Fringe, I’ll be reading from my forthcoming short collection ‘Boys’. Also reading are Catherine Ireton and Neil Noon. £6 Details here and tickets here:
- May 2016 – Writer in Residence at Klaustrid, (managed by The Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson) at Skriduklaustur in the Fljotsdalur valley in East Iceland.
- June / July 2016 – Book tour to celebrate the release of my new collection ‘Boys’, forthcoming in May with Burning Eye books:
– Saturday 11th June, LONDON
Platform 1, The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX
-Sunday 12th June, BRISTOL
Boys’ Bristol Book Launch, The Left Bank, Stokes Croft
7pm doors, starring the poetic brilliance of Rebecca Tantony and Vanessa Kisuule!
– Monday 13th June, WINCHESTER
Loose Muse, The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
– Tuesday 14th June, BOURNMOUTH
Poetry On The Spot, Chaplin’s and Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BOURNEMOUTH BH1 4AG
– Sunday 19th June, CAMBRIDGE
The Bardic Trials, The Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX
-Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Poetry & Words Stage – I’m hosting the stage with the legend that is Dreadlock Alien! https://poetryandwordsblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/the-line-up-the-owls-are-here/
– Wednesday 13th July, LONDON
Loose Muse, The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX
– Friday 15th July, LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
Lostwood Stage, 9pm
-Tues 19th July, BRIGHTON
with James Trevelyan and Abigail Parry
upstairs in the Marwood Cafe, 52 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF
- Sat 27th August 2016– Shambala Festival, Wandering Word Stage, 3.40pm
Beloved Shambala Festival, hands down my favourite festival in the whole world. Its sold out this year, but if you’re gonna be there, make sure you come and check out the Wandering Word Tent – bringing you the very best in poetry, spoken word and hip-hop!
- Fri 2nd September 2016 – BBC Introducing in the West presents Massive Attack Re-interpreted @ The Cube Cinema, Bristol.Featuring Andy Oliveri, Jilk, Kayla Painter and ThisisDA as well as ME and Stephanie Kempson, re-interpreting tracks from Blue Lines. SO exciting. This gig will take place the night before Massive Attack’s live return to the city.
- Sun 18th September 2016 – Poetry WORKSHOP for 8 – 11 year olds, Hurstpierpoint Festival, WEST SUSSEX.
- Mon 26th September 2016 – Blah Blah Blah @ The Wardrobe Theatre, BRISTOL. With Soweto Kinch and Toby Campion. Gonna be lovely! Details here and tickets here.
- Wed 26th October 2016 – Rhyme & Reason, BATH.
- First thursday of every month – I host Hammer & Tongue Brighton with Mike Parker. We are on summer break, but BACK in September! There are always incredible guest poets and an open poetry slam @ Komedia, BRIGHTON. 7.30pm. You can fin details of the upcoming shows here.
- HASTINGS – Thurs 26th Jan 2017
Slam Dunk Poetry @ The Printworks, 4 Claremont, America Ground, TN34 1HE
More details here
- Saturday 20th May 2017 – Bang Said The Gun @ The Spire, BRIGHTON for Brighton Festival, with Vanessa Kisuule. Its going to be SO FUN. Details here: http://brightonfestival.org/event/10993/bang_said_the_gun/
- Sunday 4th June 2017 – Masterclass: Creative facilitation training for poets @ The Roundhouse, LONDON for Last Word Festival. There a whole weekend of brilliant classes, I will be focussing on skills for facilitating poetry workshops involving students with extra educational needs or learning disabilities. Details here: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2017/the-last-word-festival/masterclass-creative-facilitation-training-for-poets/
- 27th – 30th July 2017 – Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall. Details here: http://porteliotfestival.com/
- 25th – 27th August 2017 – Phantom Laundry stage, Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire. Details here: http://www.shambalafestival.org/2017/venues/wondering-word/
- Tuesday 3rd October – Hackney Hammer & Tongue @ The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH London
- Wednesday 4th October – Bristol Hammer & Tongue @ Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, BS1 5DQ Bristol
- Thursday 5th October – Brighton Hammer & Tongue @ Komedia, Gardener Street, Brighton
- Friday 6th October – Cambridge Hammer & Tongue @ Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX Cambridge
- Saturday 7th October – Cheltenham Lit Crawl 5pm @ Waterstones Cheltenham
- Tuesday 10th October – Oxford Hammer & Tongue @ The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
- Wednesday 11th October – Southampton Hammer &Tongue @ The Arts House, 178 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DW, Southampton