Saturday sees me heading to Pimlico to be Poet in Residence at South West Fest. The theme this year is ‘Every Voice’ and it’s wonderful to be giving voice to those who might not be heard through poetry and making your own words. On the day there will be loads of activities and I’ll be performing a poem inspired by the festival’s theme of ‘Every Voice’. I’ll also be giving workshops, sharing my experiences and poems from Stand By Your Nan, at Pimlico library on 6th, 11th and 13th July.
Stand By Your Nan began life in 2016 when I piloted ‘Eve and All Our Grandmothers’ a show involving poetry about my grandmother and sharing others poetry and stories. With Arts Council England funding for the pilot and show, I have now toured it around London community groups and venues finishing with Bromley library and Migrant Voice last week. It’s been a wonderful tour of people’s lives and histories as well, including a 4 star review from Londontheatre1.com and great feedback from audience and participants. With it’s own dedicated website, it’s now open for bookings and the collection of poetry is for sale as well at Amazon or contact me direct. If you’d like me to come to your venue or group please contact for prices and to discuss.