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


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


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.