I look shifty because I’m trying to promote my pamphlet. Didn’t sell any, but it was a lovely event run by Kathleen Strafford.
Busy old weekend this: My job was to curate the Friday and I was proud to assist in the birth of Ali Bullivent’s “Hormones,” Pascha Taylor’s “Strangers in a Strange Land” as well as Jane Kite’s fascinating look at a … Continued
It’s like the army; never volunteer for anything, ha ha. Had a seriously fulfilling few months “curating” (which is radio-speak for ‘helping”), this unique four day radio festival of writing. Highlights for me were Ali Bullivent’s “Hormones” and Jane Kite’s … Continued
Lovely night at LS6 as late replacement for Laura Potts. NIce to go to a straight up poetry night, no egos, half guests, half open mic, all credit to Stephen Clarkson for sticking with it and making such a good … Continued
Didn’t get past the first round this time, but still had a great night at Northern Stage. Eventual winner Bob Horton couldn’t believe he’d won, though he deserved the victory for all the work he’s done over the past couple … Continued
We had a great turnout for the first performance of the new show based on Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists, with one lot coming all the way from Kent! The debate afterwards, expertly handled by Angela Reid, was fascinating. I’m … Continued
Stan Skinny organised a day at DINA in Sheffield where performers rendered The Magnetic Fields’ classic album 69 Love Songs. Starting at 2 and finishing at 10, this was a beautiful event in one of my favourite places. Well done … Continued
One of the weirdest things about being a writer of no fixed talent is that the licensed premises I visit most often is 200 miles from my house. However, it’s always a pleasure to host Martin Christie’s Open Frequencies EMOM. … Continued