For me, poetry is all about engaging with an audience, sharing ideas, and making connections.

This page is where you’ll find news of forthcoming gigs – I’ll update it as necessary every few weeks – and any other bits and pieces of poetry news I have to share. What’s going on in 2021? Find out here!

(possibly unnecessary note: Covid-19, and the subsequent lockdown which closed pubs, arts centres, cafes etc, has rather put paid to the live performances I had planned. I’ve now started exploring the world of Zoom, so it may be you can see me on a computer screen in the comfort of your own home very soon. I’ll post details below.)

all times, everywhere

Meanwhile…. my SIXTH book of poems.
‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’
is on sale here.

Sunday September 5th
Yes We Cant returns! (still online)
We’re back from our summer break
with headliner Rosie Garland,
and Joe Williams our ‘Alf Ender.

Friday September 17th
A real live gig! I’m at Ironbridge Festival
with the other pandemonialists, Emma Purshouse & Dave Pitt, and last year’s slam winner Hannah Brockley.
Tickets on sale here.

Tuesday September 21st
PASTA returns to the Arena Theatre!! The theme this month is ‘re-launch’ and the event will be live (book your free ticket here) and live-streamed (for those who can’t make it in person).
7.30pm start, either way.

Saturday September 25th
The pandemonialists will be running the Ironbridge Festival poetry slam. Join us from the comfort of your own living room for an evening of top-quality poetry and entertainment.
And it’s FREE!!! Tickets available here.

As and when it becomes possible to gig once more, I’ll be actively seeking bookings to promote my sixth volume of poems, so do get in touch if you’d like to offer a gig. Thanks.