Events and appearances

On this page you will find brief details of some of the events where you can come and see some of my live poetry or join one of my workshops. Please check the listings below for details or links for locations, bookings etc.

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).