MARCH 2023

Thu 16 | Chelping @ The Leeds Libary (compère)

Chelping at The Leeds Library on Thursday 16 March

our first Chelping event of 2023 sees Clare Shaw sharing a stage with Nafeesa Hamid, which I hope you’ll agree is an unmissable offer! there’s open mic hosted by yours truly, although all of the slots have already been filled.

tickets are available here for £8.

MAY 2023

Tue 23 | The Ferret, Preston

Matt Abbott Poet | The Ferret, Preston | 23 May 2023
live at The Ferret, Preston on Tuesday 23 May

i’m performing a rare headline set at The Ferret in Preston on Tuesday 23 May, which excites me and terrifies me in equal measure. i’m a band between albums at the moment, crawling along the final straight towards completion of my debut novel, and the opportunity to share a few new poems alongside my better-known content is very much welcomed.

anyway, support comes from Carla Mellor and tickets are available here!

poet, educator & activist