Archive for the 'Festivals and Events' Category

Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The first ever Gloucester Poetry Festival is almost upon us – Saturday (21st Oct 2017) sees events starting off with an extra special Food for Thoughts at the Cafe Rene 2-5 pm. This is followed by the Gloucester Waterstones Villanelles on Sunday 2-4 pm complete with Poetry Roulette and me co-hosting! Then on Thursday the […]

Spoogy Woogy Oooogy!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Monday night I inflicted my childrens poetry on an audience in the Waterstones Cheltenham as part of the Villanelles series run by The Gloucester Poetry Society. This beautiful photo of the reading was taken by Kurt Schroeder Photography which is a challenge as I can’t really do flash photography and the light levels were poor! […]

Stary Me

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This photo is me performing at the 2015 Quiet Compere event on the eve of the Medicine Unboxed conference. Photo taken by Sarah Dixon aka the Quiet Compere!

Poetry Without Pretension

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

So we did it We got the kickstarter completely funded and now we have a book in production! Above is the front cover and the beauty of this book is just mind blowing but then I would say that I am publishing it! Or rather The WigglyPet’s Press is publishing it For those of you […]

Art That Needs To Be…

Friday, September 15th, 2017

As I write this there is about 60hrs left on the Gloucester Poetry Societies Kickstarter for their first ever poetry book Poetry Without Pretension. It is a beautiful book full of not just poems but art works and write ups on the poets that have helped create it. The visuals are amazing and are part […]

Poetry Without Pretention – Kick Starter

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Gloucester Poetry Society are in their inaugural year – from a little seed idea it has gone from strength to strength. With a growing and inclusive members list, and it has organised the first poetry and spoken word festival that Gloucester has seen, which will be happening at the end of October 2017 This […]

Villanelles

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

I will once again be running a poetry workshop with the Gloucester Poetry Society at the Fountain Inn in Gloucester tomorrow (Thursday 29th of June 2017). The workshop starts at 7 pm and is free to attend – afterwards there ware recording sessions and interviews which you can watch or take part in.

July’s Events

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

My July events plus any of the regular things I can get to in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. Poetry performance – Thursday 6th Come To Where I am From at the Fountain Inn tix are free Poetry performance – Crypt Slam in Gloucester Fantasy Headdresses and Accessories Upcylced Workshop and poetry performance with Food For […]

Gloucester Cathedral Poetry Reading

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Back in 2012 to my amazement I ended up performing in Gloucester Cathedral – this was just at the point where in Russia Pussy Riot had been jailed for performing in a church. This is a video of my performance and my little speech about being lucky.

May’s Poetic Madness!

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tonight I am In The Slammer the Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam with a host of fab poets at the Playhouse Theatre, Saturday I’ll be in the Cafe Rene Gloucester for more poetry with Food For Thoughts and Sunday I will be back over into Cheltenham for more Poetry Festival goodness in the Waterstones! Tuesday I’ll […]