UPCOMING DATES:


THE NIGHT ALPHABET TOUR DATES
Ticket links will be added soon!
FULL SHOW, DIRECTED BY NEIL BARTLETT
PRODUCED BY TOM MACANDREW

LAUNCH: FEBRUARY 16 2024 7.30PM QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL Southbank Centre, London SE1. Full show with interview and book signing
Masterclass dates below.

APRIL 11 2024 HEBDEN BRIDGE, TRADES HALL 7.30pm

APRIL 17 2024 NORWICH ARTS CENTRE, Norwich

APRIL 20 2024 BRISTOL, ARNOLFINI. Part of the Lyra poetry festival, masterclass date below

APRIL 25 2024 Stamford Arts Centre

MAY 4 2024 ISLE OF ARAN, STONEWATER POETRY PRIZE & ARAN PRIDE (info forthcoming)

MAY 24 & 25 2024 BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON DOME. Masterclass date below

MAY 30 2024 LIVERPOOL, PHILHARMONIC HALL, 7.30PM Part of WOW Festival. Masterclass date below

JULY 26 2024 LATITUDE FESTIVAL


READING TOUR:


FEBRUARY 4 2024 – NORWICH, TOAST

FEBRUARY 21 2024 - KENT UNIVERSITY

FEBRUARY 22 2024 - BATH, TOPPINGS

FEBRUARY 23 2024 - FAVERSHAM LIT FEST

FEBRUARY 26 2024 – ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY

MARCH 2 2024 - HUNGERFORD

MAY 8 2024 - EDINBURGH, TOPPINGS

JUNE 1 2024 – OUT AND WILD FESTIVAL, WALES


INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
For international festivals and events please contact tour Producer Tom MacAndrew

14-16 MARCH 2024 SWEDEN

20-23 MARCH 2024 NETHERLANDS

MARCH/ APRIL 2024 AUSTRALIA. Poet in Residence, Queensland Poetry Festival, plus short tour


NIGHT ALPHABET MASTERCLASS DATES
check back for further dates

FEBRUARY 11 2024 LONDON, Southbank Centre 1-4pm

APRIL 19 2024 BRISTOL, Arnolfini Theatre

MAY 22 2024 LIVERPOOL, Toxteth Library

MAY 24 2024 BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome



PREVIOUS EVENTS:

OCTOBER 14 2023 COAST IS QUEER FESTIVAL BRIGHTON, Attenborough Centre

OCTOBER 16 2023 7.30pm Host of FORWARD PRIZE READINGS (with Bernardine Evaristo) LEEDS, Playhouse

OCTOBER 26 2023 7.45pm OUT-SPOKEN Live, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1.

NOVEMBER 2nd – DECEMBER 17th KOESTLER EXHIBITION, 'IN CASE OF EMERGENCY'. London, Southbank Centre, SE1

NOVEMBER 11 2023 Queen Mary University, London. Key Note Speach

NOVEMBER 16 2023 Bad Betty Press, Rough Trade, Nottingham

NOVEMBER 19 2023 TODMORDEN BOOK FESTIVAL Feature event C+NTO & Othered Poems

NOVEMBER 22 2023 University of East Anglia, Norwich. Archive project readings

NOVEMBER 24 2023 POLARI PRIZE CEREMONY British Library, London. The announcement of the UK's only LGBT literature awards

NOVEMBER 25 - 27 2023 PUSH THE BOAT OUT FESTIVAL Edinburgh

NOVEMBER 30 2023 OUT-SPOKEN Live, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1.


Australia Tour 2019

Adelaide Writers Festival

March 02: Writing The Self

March 03: Poetry Slam

March 03: Queerstories

March 04: Key performance (with Ben Okri)

March 05: Twilight Sessions, Telling Truths

 

March 07: Solbar, Sunshine Coast - Workshop & Performance

March 08: Queensland Poetry Festival reading

March 08: Ruckus Slam

March 09: School of Hard Knocks

March 11: Canberra, That Poetry Thing - Workshop & performance


Australia 2018

August 22: Queensland Poetry Festival. The Zoo, Brisbane

August 23: Queensland Poetry Festival. Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

August 26: Horizon Festival Workshop. Solbar, Maroochydore

August 28: Bankstown Poetry Slam. Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown

August 29: Sounds On The Terrace. Museum Of Contemporary Art, Sydney

August 29: Word Travels Workshop. Museum Of Contemporary Art, Sydney

August 29: Alternator Poetry. The Dust Temple, Curumbin Waters

September 01: Horizon Festival. The Bunker, Eumundi


Spring/ Summer 2018

April 11: Chelping, Leeds Library 8pm

April 22: Tate Modern 3pm, Feminist Library Take Over

April 26-28: Gutun Zuria, Bilboa Literature Festival, Spain

May 8th: Oxford University. Panel and readings, with Simon Armitage, Bernadine Everisto and Rebecca Watts. Panel discussion: accessibility in poetry.

May 9th-13th: Tartu slam finals, Estonia Literature Festival

May 15th: Bath LGBTQ Festival (venue tbc)

May 18th: Superjam! 50 Years of Radical Voices, British Library

May 19th: Bang Said the Gun, Brighton

May 20: Milk, Tobacco Factory, Bristol BS1

June 7-10th: Anniki Festival, Finland

June 14th: Roundhouse Slam, Roundhouse Theatre – host 7.30pm

June 15th: Brighton University 7pm

June 21: Home and Exile, Peckham Pelican 7pm

June 29th: Ledbury Festival with Sabrina Mahfouz 9pm

July 27-29: WOMAD Festival, UK

August 17th: 6pm Babble On, Edinburgh (feature show with Matt Abbott)

August 17th: 9pm Edinburgh International Book Festival with Out-Spoken Press


2017

January 30th: - Uni Slam event - performance and judging

July 11: – Bournemouth, Word Makers: Chaplin’s Cellar Bar 529 Christchurch Road BH1 4AG 7.30pm

July 16: – Walthamstow Garden Party 4.30pm

July 18: – Canterbury Parade Room, 1 Pound Lane, Canterbury – with Sabrina Mahfouz

July 19: – London Launch @ Out-Spoken, 100 Club, with Salena Godden, Anthony Anaxagorou, Sabrina Mahfouz and Karim Kamar £10 (free copy of the book for all ticket holders)

July 20: – Bristol Launch @Raise the Bar, The Crofters Rights 117-119 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3RW with Danny Pandolfi, Sabrina Mahfouz and Gecko

July 21: – Stamford Arts Centre with Charley Genever

July 22: – Poem-a-Thon for Refugees at Poetry Café, Covent Garden, London

July 24: – Blacks Club, Soho, London hosted by Sophia Blackwell

July 26: – For Books Sake (What She Said) The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

July 31: – Polari Southbank Centre with Paul Burston, Rosie Wilby, Alys Fowler, James Maker & James Wharton

August 3: – Middlesbrough book launch at Electric Kool Aid Cabaret, in MIMA with Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie

August 4: – Lipped Ink @ The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London Wc2H 9BX

August 12: – Diversity Slam with Neanderthal Bard


2016

August 26-28 the Shambala Festival:
Friday 26: 6.15pm - Rebel Soul stage
Saturday 27: 12-1.30pm - Slam Poetry Workshop, Wandering Word stage
Sunday 28: 1pm Chai Walla stage (tbc) as part of Shambala Slam
Sunday 28: 6.20pm - Wandering Word stage

September 9: 6.30pm Asterism launch, Laudanum Press. Betsy Trotwood 56 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3BL

September 20: 7.30pm Write Angle Poetry -The Townhouse, Petersfield.

September 22: 7pm £5 Polari – Bishop Stortford Library, Bishop Stortford – Polari on tour with Paul Burston.

September 23: RAP Party FREE Farmopolis, The Jetty, North Greewich, London SE10 0JF, with Adam Kammerling, Joshua Idehen, Theresa Lola, Inua Ellams and others.

October 3: 11.30-12.15pm Page Fright performance Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Guildhall, Bath

October 3: evening London Laureate launch (details tbc)

October 5: 7.30pm Bang Said the Gun, Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square, London with Murray Lachlan Young and Harry Baker

October 6: National Poetry Day (watch this space)

October 8: 7pm Mother Foucault at Cheltenham Literary Festival (venue TBC)

October 9: 7pm Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury launch of Word Warrior interactive exhibition

October 19: 5.30pm Brunel University

October 30: 100 Club FREE 5pm 100 Oxford Street, London WC1 SLAMbassadors Showcase gig with Lemn Sissay

November 3: 7.30pm The Youth Word Up! Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University Student’s Union, Paternoster Row, S1. Admission free, Booking essential   Tel. 0114 273 4400

November 11-13th: Finland Turku Poetry Festival. Range fo venues including Bari Bari, Turku Library and Festival Closing Event.

November 18th: William Morris Gallery Launch of protest poster event. 6.30pm Free.

November 30th: Out Spoken at Forge, Camden - host of show featuring INJA, Yomi Sode, Amina Jama plus the collective Anthony Anaxagorou, Karim Kamar, Sam Junior Bromsfield, Assupta Ouza.

December 8th: Pete (the Temp) Bearder book launch Numbered Boxes event Hive, Dalston 8pm

December 13th: Mother Tongue Other Tongue slam event Cambridge University 4pm. Free.

December 14th: Proseand, Canterbury. Headline act. 7pm

December 15th: Chill Pill, Albany Theatre, Deptford. The Big One. 7.30pm

December 20th: Pentonville Prison SLAM event - performance and judging. Tickets available for poets and arts workers -contact me directly for tickets by December 10th.