Events and appearances

On this page you will find brief details of events where I will be performing, compering or facilitating. Please check the listings below for details or links to organisers, locations, bookings etc.

2019 Events

  • 7th November 2019 – 2.00pm – Facilitating for Touchstones Creative Writing Group
  • 4th July 2019 – 2.00pm – Facilitating for Touchstones Creative Writing Group – an event likely to be themed around independence
  • 11th-26th May 2019 – Altrincham Word Fest – I will be performing and hosting the open-mic session – details of time, date and venue will be posted here when finalised
  • 7th March 2019 – 2.00pm – Facilitating for Touchstones Creative Writing Group
  • 2nd February 2019 – 11.00am – National Storytelling Week Poetry Work Shop – Inspired by Dave Ball – Oldham Gallery CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

2018 Events

  • 8th September 2018 – Wigan Diggers’ Festival
  • 13 May 2018 – 1.30pm – Altrincham Word Fest – SWCT Young people’s workshop at Open Studios
  • 24 May 2018 7.00pm – Altrincham Word Fest – Open mic poetry and performance and Coco’s Italian
  • 26 May 2018 – 2.00pm – Altrincham Word Fest – “The Power of Poetry” workshop at Coco’s Italian
  • Throughout 2018 – Monday evenings – Poet in residence for the Stories We Could Tell project with young people including asylum seekers, young people in care and young people with mental health issues

2017 Events

  • Autumn/Winter 2017 – Poet in residence for project with young people including asylum seekers, young people in care and young people with mental health issues
  • 29 October 2017 – 1.00pm – Performing commissioned poem at Rochdale Artists’ 30th Anniversary celebration event
  • 22 October 2017 – 11.00am – Rochdale Festival Fringe Event – Vibe, Drake St. Rochdale. Event runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm with a mix of poetry, music and chat
  • 11 October 2017 – Open mic session at The Red Lion, Littleborough as part of the Littleborough Arts Festival and supporting Springhill Hospice, promoted by Robin Parker
  • 3 October 2017 – Guest on first edition of Eileen Earnshaw’s “Weaving Words Poetry Radio Show” on Defiant Radio
  • 28 September 2017 – Workshop for Pleckgate School, Blackburn – Private Event
  • 23 September 2017 – Workshop for Langley Writers, Demesne Community Centre, Langley, Middleton
  • 20 September 2017 – Hidden Altrincham Arts Festival Slam, Altrincham
  • 7 September 2017 – 2.00pm – Workshop for TCWG, Touchstones, Rochdale
  • 11 August 2017 – Summer School, Pyramid Poetry for Link4Life with young people with physical and learning disabilities
  • 17 June 2017 – Eroica Britannia – Performing at vintage cycling festival in The Peak District for the 3rd successive year
  • 23 May 2017 – Reading at the launch of The Bolton Review, University of Bolton
  • 16 May 2017 – Guest at Pencilvania, Hebden Bridge
  • 6 April 2017 – 2.00pm – Workshop for TCWG, Touchstones, Rochdale
  • 28 February 2017 – Writing project at Falinge Park School, Rochdale

2016 Events

  • 15 November 2016 – Guest at Write Out Loud – Sale, Waterside Arts Centre
  • 14 November 2016 – Poetry writing workshops for Rishworth Primary School
  • 6/7 Novemeber 2016 – Scribble Festival – Chapter One Books, Manchester
  • 23 October 2016 – Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival Fringe Event, Bar Vibe, Drake Street, Rochdale. Event runs from 11am to 3.00pm with a mix of music, poetry and chat. My 20 minute is at 1.10pm. All welcome – Free event (click here for my review)
  • 20 October 2016 – 2.00pm – Workshop session for Langley Writers
  • 19 October 2016 – Open mic session at The Red Lion, Littleborough as part of the Littleborough Arts Festival, promoted by Robin Parker
  • 6 October – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Reading and Workshop at Oldham Library for National Poetry Day – Public Event, Free admission.
  • 6 October – Workshop for Pleckgate School, Blackburn – Private Event (click here for report on the school website)
  • 3rd Sept 2016 – Guest on Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM radio (click here for more on my blog) – the show is now available to listen online.
  • 22nd August 2016 – Performance and Workshop for Weaving Words writing group at Heywood Library – Public event, Free Admission (click here for more on my blog)
  • 4th August 2016 – Workshop for Touchstones Creative Writing Group – Public event, £3 admission (click here for more on my blog)
  • 18 June 2017 – Eroica Britannia – Performing at vintage cycling festival in The Peak District
  • Spring/Summer 2016 – The Storied We Could Tell – Poet in residence for project with young people including asylum seekers, young people in care and young people with mental health issues
  • 16 April 2016 – Guest on Roche Valley Radio’s Community Corner with Nicky Smith-Butler talking about the amazing Stories We Could Tell project, talking about poetry, influences, music and becoming a professional poet (click here to listen to the show).