JULY 2021

Friday 23 | Leeds Poetry Festival @ Left Bank Leeds (compère)

LIVEwire at Leeds Poetry Festival on Friday 23 July

I’ll be on compère duties for this Nymphs & Thugs LIVEwire event as part of Leeds Poetry Festival, which will include a special showcase section alongside sets from Kirsty Taylor and Simone Yasmin. Tickets here.

Wednesday 28 | Online poetry workshop for Write Out Loud

Online poetry workshop for Write Out Loud on Wednesday 28 July

Exactly what it says on the tin! I’ll use this session to introduce ideas about exploring and expressing your identity through poetry. Limited to 20 participants. Tickets here.


Saturday 11 | Confessional Festival @ The Exchange, Blackburn (compère)

Confessional Festival in Blackburn on Saturday 11 September

As always, I’ll be resident compère at the legendary Confessional Festival in Blackburn. This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland, and I’ll be performing some specially penned poems. Tickets here.

Wednesday 29 | Front Room Poetry @ Northcliffe Park, Bradford

Front Room Poetry in Bradford on Wednesday 29 September

After a year of virtual events, BD Producing Hub’s Front Room Poetry heads on’t road! I’ll be delivering a workshop later afternoon and then performing. More info on the full line-up here.


Saturday 2 | Festival of Words @ Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Full information and ticket links are yet to be announced, but stick it in your diaries if you’re able to get to Cas Vegas!

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