At the 09 Edinburgh Book Festival I performed with Michael Rosen to 300 people for the launch of the Penguin/Puffin A-Z of Children’s poetry. a grand time was had by all

Keep going to find the latest gigs (at the bottom somewhere 🙂

Friday 18th September 2009 – Rootball writers at Brixton Library featuring Zena Edwards and summer university students 7pm FREE. I’m thrilled to be performing with Zena, she’s brill.

Friday 25th Sept 2009 – Poetry Society 4th Friday, a great mix of poetry and live music with the fabulous Dave Ellis and Boo Howard (who are not to be missed) and Graham Buccham. 8pm £5 Poetry Society Cafe, Betterton St.

Saturday 26th September – Performing at the Harringey Summer reading challenge awards – Wood Green Library 2.30pm FREE all families welcome.

Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Croydon Cocktower: performing 2 shows 11am and 2pm – what more can I say it’s free and fun for all

Thurs 8th October 09 Harringey National poetry day specials; At 10.30am hornsey Library and 4pm at Wood Green Library more fun for all and even more free!

Wednesday 21st October 09 – express excess, The Enterprise 2 Haverstock Hill, London 020 7 485 2659 A great night of perfomance 8.30pm £5/3

Saturday 7th Nov 2009- The Junction Theatre, Goole East Yorkshire: Live bands, Dance, launch party, and free parking 7.30pm. tickets/info 01405 763652

Sunday 8th Nov 2009 – Tongue in Chic, Madcap Theatre, Creed St, Milton Keynes MK12, A double bill featuring me and the most excellent Simon Munnery hosted by Mark Niel. 7.30pm £6/4 Tickets/info 01908691755

Saturday 14th Nov 2009 – The poetry society Cellar nite. Poetry Society, Betterton St Covent Garden, London. Me and Richard Tyrone Jones perform full sets, with da lovely Niall O’Sullivan hosting. 7.30pm £4 tickets/info 020 7 420 9887.

Wednesday 18th Nov, express excess, The Enterprise, 2 Haversyock Hill, Chalk Farm, Camden, London NW3. The official launch of my first full collection, ‘Catching the cascade’ (Flipped eye publishing). There will be free wine (while it lasts) surprise guests, music n good vibes and a signing or two: 8.30pm FREE info 020 7 485 2659

Tuesday 24th Nov 09 – Poe Jazzi, Bar volupte burlesque bar & restaurant, 9 Norwich St, London EC4. A night of spoken word and live music , and I guess some of the other stuff mentioned in the Bar’s name: 6.30pm dining show 8pm, £10. Tickets/info 020 7 831 1622.

Thursday 26th Nov 09 – Bang said the gun, the Roebuck, 50 Great Dover St, Londo SE1. hosted by the awesome Dan Cockerill, it’s a night of in-house poets and me doing a featured slot, in a fabulous ale house. 8pm. Tickets £3.

Saturday 28th Nov – kids club Collective (A family gig for ages 5-555) The Him & me show. I’m sharing the bill with the brilliantly funny otiz Cannelloni, an event organised by the wholesome KCC. Venue Tottenham chances 399 Tottenham High Road opposite the police station, all tickets a quid info/ticket res kids_collective@hotmail.com

saturday 28th Nov – 8pm BOOK SLAM 09, Powis Square W11, London’s most happening live lit crossover night, readings, musics, DJ’s, a Christmas choir, queues and me £8 on the door info@bookslam.com

Weds 2nd Dec – express excess, I’m hosting, there’s always a fab line out at this Camden regular. The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, NW3 2BL ticket res/info 020 7 485 2659 8.30pm £5/3 for full line up go to myspaceexpressexcess

FREE TOUR OF HARINGEY Tues 8th DEC, 9pm – Kiss the Sky Bar, 18-20 Park RD, N8, me reading with live accoustic performers, in this most excellent Aladins cave of mind altering intoxicants. Weds 9th – 6.30pm, The Ridge Cafe 97 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N8. A full show off the pages of my new book, with support from delicious cakes n excellent coffee in this most charming of carfays. and finally Thurs 10th DEC, 6.30pm – The Big Green Bookshop, 1 Brampton Park RD (just off Wood Green High RD) N22, a full set from me and free wine from them (while it lasts) and browse n enjoy! in this top notch literary emporium.

Friday 11th Dec 09 – The Red Roaster cafe, St James St, Brighton. A free event with ‘early bird wine’ and me performing poems from my new collection 6pm – 8pm


Weds 20th Jan 2010 – express excess with WILL SELF, & Karaoke Fish tank star Logan Murray, Me MC’ing. The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, Camden doors 8.30 show 9m all tickets £5 info ticket res 020 7 485 2659 myspaceexpressexcess

Monday 25th Jan – Komedia Club Brighton 7.30pm with WILL SELF & Elvis McGonigal, this is a great line up by the sea. All tickets are £12 info/res 0845 293 8480 44-47 Gardner St

Weds 3rd Feb 2010 plectrum Magazine nite @express excess the Enterprise 2 Haverstockhill, NW3 London 8.30 show 9pm £5/3 a live edition of the acclaimed said mag featuring Cathi Unsworth, Jeremy Reed, MaxDecharnw and othersinfo ticket res 020 7 485 2659 www.myspaceexpressexcess

Sunday 14th FEB Jazz Verse Juke box at Ronnie Scotts, Dean Street W1 7.30pm £6 I’m on with another poet and of course the coolest and most happening Jazz artists in the country it’s gonna be straight from th Fridge Daddy-o

Friday 26th FEB Finsbury Festival comedy night with me and the ultra awesomely funny Adam Bloom at the st lukes Centre, Central Street EC1 all tickets £10 8pm

Saturday 27th Feb Hawth Theatre, Crawley 7.30pm With John Hegley and Niall O’Sullivan tickets £10

Sunday 28th Feb Finsbury Arts Festival, family show me doing 50 mins of poems and funny stories for everyone aged over 5 and it’s free atthe St Luke’s Centre

Friday 5th Mar 2010 Haringey Fest of Literature Wood Green Library FREE I’m performing at 9.45 am for Teens and upwards

Saturday 6th Mar Barbican Centre Do something different weekend 12.15 family show £1; I’m in the conservatory level 3 for this 45 min gig and afterwards there is tons of brill stuff to do.

Weds 10th Queens Crescent Centre Qureens Crescent Kentish Town 10am free me gigging for the undegr 5’s it’s awesomely good fun admission at least one under fiver (free)

Thurs 18th Mar Bang Said the Gun this is a really cool South London Night of Poetry, spoken word & Comedyit’s at The Roebuck 50 Great Dover St and it’s hosted by the lovely Dan (nothing to do with Spurs) Cockerill £3

Weds 31st Mar Back at the good ship Express Excess with a great line up of poets and chat merchants at the atmospheric Enterprise, 2 Chalk Farm Rd Camden £5/3 tickets info 020 7 485 2659

Tues 13th April 2010 Scribal gathering, Stables Bar, Stony Stratford , Milton Keynes Mk11 I’m doing an extended set and there’s a jumping open mic roll of honour and the gigs free 7.30pm

Weds 14th April express excess with JOHN HEGLEY, Liz Bentley & Richard Gosnold, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill NW3 2BL Camden, London 020 7 485 2659 myspace/expressexcess all tickets £5

Sat 8th May Poetry Society Cellar nite, Poetry Society Betterton St Covent Garden, WC1 featured poetas and open mic a great atmosphere abounds and all for £4 7.30pm

Weds 9th June 2010 express excess with WILL SELF Me and Will and Mark Gwynne Jones and Kate Fox agreat line up and who knows what the great author will do – The enterprise, 2 haverstock Hill, Camden, London NW3 2 BL tickets res/ info 020 7 485 2659 or express excess face book

FRI 25th June Lauderdale House 8pm with Elvis McGonigal and Liz Bentley yes a full on night of hilarity in a 300 year old country mansion set amidst a beautiful park Lauderdale house, Highgate hill, Waterlow Park N6 5HG London, £8/6 info ticket res www.hollowayartsfestival.com

Thurs 1st July 2010 Comedy for kids 4pm North Library, Manor Gardens London N7 I’m with oTIZ Cannelloni who’s hilraious and it’s for kids and grown ups and even better it’s FREE no need to book just come along

Thurs 8th July 7pm whitechapel Arts Gallery, LONDON FREE a night of poetry and spoken word

THURS 15th -19th JULY LATITUDE FESTIVAL I’m doing 2 sets at Europes biggest poetry event (Friday and Saturday) and of course there is Music (Florence and the machine) Theatre, Dance and Comedy and much much more

Sat 11th Sept 2010 – 10-4 I’m running a one day writing workshop for adults at Northcote library, Northcote Road SW11 -it’s part of the SW11 Lierary Festival and it costs £5

Tues 14th Sept – Utter ‘ the Green Note Cafe, 106 Camden Parkway NW1, featured poets and an open mic Comp doors open 7pm and it’s £5

Sun 19th Sept – SW11 Festival at BAC, Lavender Hill SW11 7.30pm Me, and Alex Gwyther and some other really fine souls all for £3 in the cafe space

Sat 25th 1 -5pm The Archway Car Free Festival – Archway Square, I’m hosting the Live stage, Bands and singers abound and it’s all free and car free.

Weds 6th OCT 2010 express excess @the Enterprise, 2 haverstock Hill London, Nw3 yeah one of London’s most funkiest nights rides again with Ralph Swift, Laura Bradford & others and me as host 8.30pm cost £5/3 express excess on face book for more details or 020 7 485 2659

Thurs 7th Oct 2010 National poetry day special I’m performing 5 live shows for Primary schools throughout Haringey, North London – Check with Haringey schools for more details.

Sun 10th October National poetry week spaecial at kEATS House, keats Grove, southend Green, Hampstead NW3 2pm i’m headlining with great support from new emerging young poets, it’s free and an amazing venue.

Thurs 21st Oct 2010 World famous GROUCHO club, Soho, London Members only and special invite from the Book Trust, a live event put together by the very happening New Writing South and the BOOK Trust. 5pm.

Friday 22nd Oct, 2010 Brighton Thistle hotel, New Writing South host a showcase performance/workshop with local government, as part of their acclaimed writers at work series.

Sat 23rd Oct Crouch End Festival (location in the title) 12- 4pm I’m hosting the main stage, a bonanza of music, dance and joining in free – outside the Town Hall.

Saturday 30th OCT The Haverstock Festival FREE, 6pm -9 174 Gallery -Prince of Wales Road, NW3 Just off Haverstock Hill, live music, Dance, and film me as host then disco afterwards till 9pm bring da’ family.

Fri 12th NOV 6pm Croxley Green, Hertfordshire – I’m turning on their Christmas lights (Will Smith dropped ouit) i’m honoured n proud to throw the swith.

Sat 13th Nov 2010 Darley Dale, MATLOCK, Joseph Whitworth Centre, 7.30pm cost £8/7 with acclaimed band ‘The Psychic Bread’ who are awesome agreat venue and line up info/ticket res 01629 733759

Weds 17th NOV 2010 express excess, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 a great line up of Flipped Eye poets n writers including Roger Robinson, Malika Booker, Aoife Mannix and the spirit of Urban Spirit doors 8.30 show 9pm £5/3 express excess facebook or 0207 485 2659 for info ticket res

Tues 21st DEC 2010, Write Angle Club, the Sqr Brewery, Market Place, Petersfield, Hants GU32 I’m the guest poet at this lively open mic and features night in a stylish venue. £4


Jan 24th 2011 8pm London, Komedia theatre Brighton with Will Self and liz Bentley celebrate the most depressing day of the year – Gardener St tickets £10

Thurs 27th Jan 2011 London, Outspoken, The George, The Strand 7.30pm Tickets £5 Poets and musicians

Weds 23rd Feb 2011 London, express excess, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill NW3 020 7 485 2659 with Legendary Simon Munnery £5/3 doors 8,30pm expressexcess on facebook

Weds 2nd March 2011 Brighton, ‘Watchwords’ Komedia Theatre, Gardner St 7pm a Poetry, comedy, film £3

Weds 13th March 2011 London, ‘Jazz Verse Jukebox’ ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith St Soho sjhow starts at 8pm with super cool jazzDiva Jumoke, poets and yes Live Jazz £7

Sunday 20th march 2011, London, Word4Word, stratford Theatre Royal E15 Stratford Circus with former World Poetry Slam Champion Kat Francois guest Poets and a slam and it’s FREE Starts 7.30pm

Weds 23rd March 2011, London, express excess, The enterprise 2 Haverstock Hill NW3, doors 8.30pm – now in it’s 1 a month format guest poets include Paul Cree, Asher Hoyles, Julian Fox, Dan Cockrill £5/3 expressexcess Facebook

Weds 20th April, London JAW DANCE @ The Rich Mix, 35 -47 Bethnal green RD E1, 7.30pm A great night of featured poets, open mic’s and poetry connected films and it’s FREE and I am the host.

Weds 18th May express excess 15th BiRTHDAY GIG Special featuring John Hegley, Indigo Wiliams, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London Nw3 8.30 show 9pm. All tickets £5 for ticket res join express on facebook or 020 7 485 2659

Saturday 27th May The Alley theatre, Strabane, Northern Ireland time 2pm Tickets £3

Friday 3rd June 2011 Intimates at the Poetry Society, Covent Garden, London. I’m performing and being interviewe by former world Poetry slam Champion Kat Francois, alongside beyonder 8pm Tickets £5

Thurs 16th June – Sunday 19th June Snowdonia Festival, snowdonia, Wales (where else would it be)

weds 22nd June express excess, Edinburgh special, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 tickets £5/3 featuring Dan Antopolski and Richard Tyrone Jones with me Hosting

Friday 25th June Poetic Cabaret, The White Lion, streatham, Sw16 Tickets £5, Poetry, Comedy Live music and burlesque (oo la la).

Monday 18 – Sat 23rd July I’m part of the Metal. Festival, Chalkwell Beach (by the sea) Giving Performances and workshops see Metal web-site for full dovetails!

Monday 25th I’m performing and Workshopping for ‘Holiday Academy’, Inverness Street, Camden London times 10 -3 see Holiday Academy for details.

Friday 5th August LOLLIBOP, Regents Park, London. The first Children’s only workshop see’s me doing 2 shows, times, ticket prices etc see Lollibop (I hope I’m sharing a dressing room with Rasta Mouse)

Weds 10th – Fri 12th August, Penzance art week Festival, Penzance, Cornwall. I’m performing and workshopping in beautiful Penzance at the fantastic Newlyn Art gallery as part of their art Festival.

Mon 15th – Fri 20th Stratford Circus Theatre, London E15 9am -12 pm I’m running a series of workshops for children (under 10’s). It’s a brilliant theatre, a real experience for kids, look at their web-site for how to enroll.

Also in August I’m running a series of workshops for the ever brilliant Lewisham Sports, if you are in Lewisham and want to find out more contact me direct and I’ll steer you right.

Tues 13th Sept 2011 Dennawaddis at the MILLFIELD Theatre, Edmonton. A mix of poetry and spoken word at this unique venue, with featured guests and open mic’ 7.30pm £7/5 020 8 807 6680

Sat 17th Sept The Berry Theatre, Hampshire, A workshop/performance from me for 12 – 18 year olds, contact theatre for details

Sat 24th Sept, Stratford Circus Theatre London 10th Birthday party, 1 -5pm an afternoon of life performances and workshops and celebration free for all ages, I’m doing a couple of 20 min performance/workshop events.

Fri 14th Sept The Southwark Poetry Festival, London. 7.30pm check Festival for venue details and prices – It’s me and my old mate Adisa doing a full show suitable for all ages

Weds 19th October, express excess, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden. London NW3, doors 8.30 sahow 9pm a feature of brilliant poets and spoken word types tickets £5

Fri 28th October The Junction Theatre Goole, East Yorkshire. 7.30pm £5 – I’m doing a set and introducing the amazing Dan Antoploski who is headlining with his acclaimed Edinburgh Festival hit shows

Weds 2nd – 5th november The First Direct Dialogue Festival, portobello, London W11, St Peters Church, I’m hosting and also interviewing Perez Hiltonas part of this 4 day spectacular of poetry and spoken word see Festival web site for full details. (Also see Festival highlights)

Fri 11th Nov The Bookshop Live @ The big green Bookshop. WoodGreen N22 me and Pete The Temp plus others

Saturday 12th November Lewis Carrol library Islington 11am Free – I’m performing one of my Dads and kids only workshops shows

Sat 26th Nov 2011 North Library Islington 11am Free another helping of my Dad and kids shows

Weds 30th Nov express excess @The enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BL doors 8.30 show 9pm. I’m hosting another great night of live poetry with special guests mark Niel, Peta Lily, jan Woolf, simon Mole, Bill Moody

monday 12th December 451 at The Nuffield Theatre Southampton 7.30pm Me and Holly McNish are performing extended feature sets (see nuffield Theatre web site for full details)


Weds 11th JAN 2012 SMILE LONDON LAUNCH I’m performing at the is big celebration of poems to film for the underground, along with Jarvis Cosker Benjamin Zepphaniah and others check Smile London Web site for full details.

Fri 13th Jan 2012 Paper Tiger Poetry, @The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL 7.30pm A night of features (I’m one of them) and open spots hosted by the original Alain English). cost – PWYC

Sunday 22nd Jan 2012 Bardaid @The Camden Eye, opposite Camden Town Tube Station. 7.30pm £5 ex Darts man Den Hegarty tops the bill that features the Anti Poet and more n me all who come recieve a free copy of the new poetry anthology ‘Bardaid’. advance bookingsdonna@rrrants.com

Saturday 4th Feb FREE Deptford LIBRARY, Me and Inua Ellams who is ace, Do a feature show to celebrate the re-opening of the building check Lewisham Libraries web site for full details.

Weds 15th Feb 2012 express excess. The enterprise 2 Haverstock Hill, London NW3. doors 8.30 show 9pm £5 with a feature set from the brilliant Owen Oneil and specail support guests. join us on facebook express excess.

Sat 10th Mar 2012 Liz Bentley’s Performance night at the Old Fire Station, Mayton St london N7 £5 8pm

Mon 26th Mar vital Arts Festival Royal London Hospital official opening 11am

Weds 28th Mar express excess, I’m hosting see facebook for details.

weds 11th April 2012 Cadence at Canvass & Cream Cafe, London Road, Forest Hill London. 7.30pm £4 lots of great live music and spoken stuff

Thurs 12th Apr Matlock, Derbyshire, The Royal Spa Hotel 1pm

Sunday 15th Apr Word 4 Word with Kat Francois at the Theatre Royal Stratford, london E15 7.30pm FREE

Weds 25th Apr express excess @The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London NW3 2BL 8.30pm £5/3 I’m hosting some great and unique souls including Indigo Wiliams and Julian Fox

Fri 27th Apr Queens Wood Cafe Poetry, Queens Wood, Highgate Road N10. 7.3opm Me and other features & open mic’ FREE

Sat 28th Apr 2012 Wildcat Arts Collective present a feature set from me for all the family at the West Green Learning Centre, London N22 11am FREE

Fri 11th May Brighton Festival – The writing Place , Jew St 7.30pm It’s me and the always wonderful julian Fox gawd we love that guy £6

Sun 13th May 2012 Ronnie Scotts Jazz Verse jukebox (see web site for booking) London, Frith St 8pm £5 with disco soul legend David Grant (mama used to say)

Monday 14th May Elements Festival Oxfordshire one very wet field lots of young people and many a splendid art happening including me in a yurt! FREE but adavnce booking essential

Tues 22nd May Save Downhills Primary School, London, Downhills Park 11am. Arts performances and rally all to preserve the status of a local school – Me in a tent, yet again.

Thursday 24th May Bang Said the Gun London, The Roebuck, Great Dover Street, (near borough tube) I’m a feature along with the brilliant BSTG regular host team and open mic (see web site for booking n full details)

Friday 25th May London Inspire young mums poetry storytelling show, The hub white Lion Street Islington N1 Free bring your under 5’s and be inspired (I am).

Sat 26th Islington Word festival, London, 11am Arsenal stadium Home dressing room workshop and performance and tour, watch me work the RVP effect except in poetry Booking essential (see web site)

Sat 26th Islington Word Festival London N1 shopping centre pop poetry performances m, Kat Francois and Ray Antrobus leaping up in the shopping centre and performing it’s free it’s shopping with words yyyyeeeaaahhh

Tues 29th May 2012 Islington Word Festival London. Celebrating Edward lear with Michael Rosen at the Platform Centre, Hornsey Road 7pm FREE but booking essential (see web site for details)

Sun 3rd JUNE Lewes MEADOWLANDS FESTIVAL if you are at this highly lovely 3 day summer festival I’m on in the words and comedy tent 2pm enjoy

Thurs 7th June, Holloway Festival Comedy Night London. with Josie Long at the Horatia, Holloway Road £7/5 8pm See Festival web site for full details – also on John Hegley AL Kennedy and other great happenings

Sat 16th June 2012Shake The Dust Apples and Snakes The Albany Theatre London A big all dayer of poetry check shake The Dust web site for full details.

Tues 3rd July London Jump Ahead Make Believe Arts 3.30pm intThe grounds of the John Roan SchoolMaze Hill with olympic hopeful Sam Martin (check web site for full detail

Fri 6th July Cafe Valise Peterborough 8pm a pop-up cafe featuring a night of great spoken word with elvis McGonigal, A world Champion beatboxer and Hollie McNish and others It’s FREE (see Peterborough Festival for full details)

Tues 10th July 2012 Chesterfield Secondary schools poetry awards I’m performing in the heart of sunny Derbyshire see (Derby Education web site for full details)

Sat 14th July Point Theatre Eastleigh 11am I’m hosting an all ages spoken word showcase admission FREE there will be some very talented young writers taking to the stage.

Fri 17th and Sat 18th AUG 2012 LOLLIBOP FESTIVAL london I’m on both days at this regent Park Extravaganza for little people, sharing a stage with Waybuloo, zingzillas and Shrek (ah it don’t get better then this)

Fri 7th September intimates london At the poetry Cafe with the ever brilliant Kat Francois and other special guests 7.30pm £4 Poetry Cafe Betterton Street covent Garden.

Weds 27th September Express Excess London a mixed night of live poetry at this great old capital spoken word night (see expressexcess on facebook for full details of line up) the enterprise 2 Haverstock Hill Camden NW3 2BL 8.30pm £5/3

Weds 3rd Oct Islington, London, Central Library Six Book challenge performance and prize giving celebration 5.30pm FREE

National Poetry day special The Manor Academy Mansfield Nottinghamshire I’m performing and workshoping throughout the day

Fri 5th October Come Rhyme with me, Brighton. A brill night of Caribean food and poetry with me headlining (actually the food is the headliner) The writers place, 9 Jew St Brighton see New Writing South web site for full details.

Tues 16th Oct 2012 Write Angle, Petersfield, A fun night of poetry in Happy Hampshire with some very talented local poets and a headline set from me(see Write Angle web site for full details)

WEdS 24th express excess, London, The Enterprise 2 Haverstockhill Nw3. A feature night of great poets including Niall O’sullivan, Jasmine cooray, Sam Woods plus more with me hosting doors 8.30 show 9pm tickets £5/3

Thurs 8th Nov water Tower Arts Space, Haringey N.London writing/performance workshop 10.30am contact me for spaces.

SAT 17th NOV 7.30pm Ware Words Festival, Ware Arts Centre, Herts. If you are in Homely Hertfordhire that day check out this great night which features me, The talented Luke Wright and the brilliantly diverse Hollie McNish and Elvis McGonigal (see Ware arts centre for full details)

Thurs 29th Nov All Change All Stars Night full details TBC

Weds 12th Dec Hammer & Tongues Camden, North London 8pm A Great night from the highly acclaimed poetry-chain with a feature from me, other special guests and a highly esteemed open mic (see H & T web-site FFD)


Weds 23rd January 2013 express excess poetry club. London The Enterprise, 2 haverstock Hill, Camden Featuring The awesome Antipoet & Mark Niel me as hosty doors 8.30 show 9pm £5/3 info on facebook or 020 7 485 2659

FRI 1st FEB 2013 Junction theatre Goole, East Yorkshire A night of John Hgley and Me (full details Junction Theatre web site)

Sat 16th FEB Southwark Poetry Festival, London A family show I’m joined by the lovely Adisa full details TBC

Saturday 23rd FebNew Moon Jazz Poetry Night LONDON @ The Map Cafe, Kentish Town with the Brill Asher Hoyles and some JJJAAAZZZ

Weds 27th March express excess London The enterprise 2 Haverstock Hill Camden NW3 A great poetry Cabaret featuring Rob Auton performing his hit Edinburgh show ‘yellow’ with special guests Sam Edwards, Peta Lily & open mic see facebook for details 8.30 show 9pm £5/3.

April Tues 23rd 2013West Greenwhich Library, London 7.30pm a 30 min show from me to mark the launch of the Libraries new gallery FREE

Apr Thurs 25th Plectrum The Cultural Pick Live show – A fusion of music and spoken word (see their web site For details) The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon rd, Clerkenwell, EC1 £7/6 8pm

May Sunday 19th Storyfest, Hartfield A great 2 day childrens festival, I’m in the big Top at 2.30pm see storyfest web-site for more details.

Mon 20th May 2013 Words are Birds islington London, with John Hegley Part of Word 2013 see Word 2013 web-site for full details 7pm £3

Fri 31st May Word 2013 Finale event @The Free Word Centre, Farringdon Road, London 4-6pm

Fri 31st May Come Rhyme With Me, Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, Exmouth Market London. 7pm Me, the Brill Simon Mole Dean & Deanna and more plus great food

Saturday 8th June 2013 Eastleigh, Hampshire – Unwrapped @ The Eastleigh museum. 11am Free checkout NWS for further details of this great show case of spoken word talent

Friday 28th June Hafren Theatre, newtown Powys, Wales, A day of special performances for younger ones

Thurs July 4th Bang Said The Gun, The Roebuck Pub, Great Dover Street, 10mins walk fron Borough Station, London. The always fun spoken word performance poetry extravanganza with Dan Cockrill, Rob Auton, zena Edwards 7 Peter hayhoe 7.30pm £7/5

saturday 13th July Lewisham Peoples Day celebration stage, Mountsfield Park, Catford (see web site for details)

saturday 8th Sept ronnie Scotts, London, The JazzVerse jukebox yes live jazz and poetry hosted by the always brilliant Jumoke 7.30pm £7/5

Saturday 26th October 2013 Greenwich Dance family Cabaret – The Borough Halls, Royal Hill 5pm £10 a night of great dance hosted by me

Tursday 31st – Saturday 2nd November Storystock Festival, check out the Storystock web-site for 3 days of great family book fun and shows i’m doing a workshop on Saturday and a performance.

Saturday 23rd November roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden Buckinghampshire 12Noon and 2pm two great fun shows from me for all the family and come and see this great Museum – check the Roald Dahl website for full details.

Sunday 24th Nov 2013 Family caberet at Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N19. 12.30pm Mad-cap shenanigans for all featuring Otiz Cannelloni his crazy band and someone who looks a lot like me! £6/4 tickets availble in advance or on door lauderdalehouse.org.


Sun 9th Feb 2014 Buckinghamshire, Great Missenden Roald Dahl Museum Popinh Poems 2 shows check roald Dahl website for details booking essential.

Mon 17th Feb Roald Dahl Museum ‘Live and Direct’ 2 shows see Roald dahl museum for rull details as above

Thurs 20th Feb London SPIN show with Apples & Snakes & great other perfromers The Olympic Park, Stratford 11am at the Timber Lodge FREE.

Sat 1st March 2014 new Beckenham Library 11am A live gig with young poets and not so young me! FREE

Tues 25th March to 29th March YORKSHIRE various shows and appearances contact me if you are in those parts

Tues 1st April LATVIA various shows and workshops in Sunny Riga contact me if you are in those parts.

Sunday 27th London April The Saatchi Gallery part of storystock see Angels and Urchins web site for full details.

Thurs 1st Mat 2014 LONDON Launch of word 2014 Islington Festival 6.30pm Free word centre Faringdon road Me and John Hegley at this great free bash launch yeah.

Sat 10th May Emirates Arsenal Stadium Me doing my thing at the home of the Gunners – check Word 2014 Islington Fest web Site for details – booking essential.

Thurs 22nd May London Poetry Playground Picnic 6.30 Thornhill Primary school Me and Mr Michael Rosen part of Word 2014 see website booking essential.

Saturday 21st June London, Karamel Club N22, Coburg Road 11am Free part of a big day of live Lit events

Sat 28th June 2014 Reading, Reading Museum live performances from me and great events part of Reading at War exhibition

Saturday 5th July London Bowler Hat Theatre 11am World Cup gig at this crazy looking theatre FREESunday 6th July, Great Missenden Bucks Roald Dahl Museum, 2 shows from me check Roald Dahl web site for full details.


Sunday 11th Jan LONDON Ronnie Scotts Jazzverse Jukebox 7.30pm £8/5 with great live Jazz and other poets

Wed 4th Feb WINCHESTER Poetry By Heart Hampshire final Guildhall, Free I’m hosting

Sat 14th Feb London Walthamstow library 11am A free show for one and all

Mon 16th Feb Oxford Museum of Oxford 2pm A Free show – Me in action with a show that becomes a workshop

Sat 21st Feb London The Saturday Social – Arsenal Emirates Stadium 10.30am See All Change web-site for details

Sat 21st Feb London The Imagination Festival Royal Festival Hall Southbank 2pm

Thurs 26th Feb London Poetry & Poppadoms, Karamel Restaurant Chocolate Factory Woodgreen N22 £5/3 a great night of poetry and food with 5 great poets open from 6pm.

March & 14th London The SPINE Tour see Apples 7 Snakes for full details, Booking and venues

March 21st Oxford The Museum of oxford 7pm Me 7 guests in a family fun filled evening £5/3

March 26th London Poetry & Popadoms Karamel Restaurant Chocolate Factory, Woodgreen N22 £5/3 as above.

April 29th Amnesty International, Amnesty House, London. Performing and workshopping as part of the youth Achievement awards.

May 13th Islington Town Hall, London 6pm Free 6 book challenge awards performance.

May 20th 2015 London Keats House FREE A Performance from me accompanied by and illustrator 2pm.

June 4th Islington Word Festival 7pm with AF Harrold at Thornhill Primary School £3

June 8th Arsenal Emirates Stadium 7pm with Michael Rosen FREE me and michael and a Ukulele Band – awesome 8pm part of Islington Word 2016.

June 14th London Cally Street Festival me hosting a briiliant line up on the word stage FREE

June 17th 2015 london Apples & Snakes Spin tour West Library, Islington 11am 1pm 2pm shows FREE.

June 25th BarFly Camden Town, London 8pm hosting live bands see BarFly web site for details

June 27th South Bank Centre, London 2pm FREE part of a spoken word showcase

July 6th Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Poetry showcase see QEH for details.

July 18th Whitecross Street Festival, EC! London 1pm I’m performing/writing to order on a market stall and the music stage.

Sept 5th Arsenal Emirates Stadium When Saturday Comes gig Football inspired performance and writing 10am. ticketed

Sept 13th Museum of Oxford 1pm FREE live performance and celebration.

Sept 16th Central Library Bexleyheath, London 6pm Six Book Challenge awards FREE

Sept 19th Hornsey Library London 2pm Summer reading challenge awards performance FREE

Oct 10th Alternative Autumn Festival 2pm St Lukes centre EC1 Free event Music/spoken word

Nov 6th Haringey Community Awards, London,Haringey Irish Centre 7pm FREE

Nov 17th Stratford Circus Theatre, Newham spoken word Showcase FREE

NOV 25th, 26th 27 Islington, London 5pm – 8pm Festive fairs light turning on celebrations.

Nov 29th Being A Man Festival London, Southbank 2pm audience talk and performance FREE

Dec 10th Museum of Oxford 40th Celebration, Oxford 7pm with AF Harrold £5

Dec 15th Write Angle, Petersfield Hampshire 7pm Great spoken word night. £7/5


JAN 15th London Finsbury Library, Islington A performance to celebrate the re-opening of the Library 2pm FREE.

JAN 28th Pettswood Library, Pettswood Kent 4pm FREE A live show for all

MAR 3rd,4th & 5 Spine Festival Performances & Workshops See Spine web site for details

MAR 6th Michael Rosen’s The Big Write Discover centre, Stratford, London 11am show for all the family

APR 16th, Pickled pepper Bookshop, Crouch End, London 11am FREE gig in this great Indie Bookshop!

APR 17th Torriano Poetry House, Camden, London 7.30 pm with guest poets £5 a set from me at the oldest poetry gig still running in London.

May 14th 12 Noon Rich Mix at Broadgate Circus The cirty FREE Lunch Time extravaganza May 25th London Islington Town Hall 6pm Challenge awards

JUNE London Word 2016 Words are Birds Thornhill Arena, 6.30pm £2 with Adisa Sat 11 June Once Upon a Rhyme 3pm Platform Theatre Islington FREE Saturday 18th Emirates Stadium Poetic Tour 10am and 1pm FREE part of Word 2016 Thurs 30th Free Word Centre Word up with Michael Rosen 7pm FREE

JULY 1st Kingsmeade Theatre Enfield Launch of British Value show with Kat Francois and Simon Mole Sat 16th London Whitecross Street Festival 1-5pm Main Stage Sun 17th Wisley Gardens Festival RHS ,Wisley Sussex 1pm usual admission Mon 25th – July 5th London, Islington FREE BFp shows at all 10 Islington Libraries and at House of Illustration check web site for full times and bookings.

September 2016- Estuary Festival with John cooper Clarke Oct Thur 6th Special guest at A New Directions National conference British Library.Oct 9th Roald Dahl Museum, Bucks 100th Celebrations 2 shows by me celebrating Mr RD


Mon 16th Jan Catching Words show – Longwood , Hertfordshire

Mon13th Feb – Fri 17th Feb Hillfields Cafe – Lewisham, london A funny Thing happened show – Free check times.

Sat 25th Feb Karamel Kids Club, chocolate Factory, London N22 11am FREE booking essential

Fri 24th Mar Hoxton Hall, hoxton, London Jazz Verse Juke Box great nite of live jazz and brill performers of spoken word £10 Booking essential

Tues 4th April Watford Colosseum A family performanceas I open for ‘Robin Hood’ (believe it or not)

JUNE 1st – 30th I will be Poet in Residence for Word 2017 Festival – watch this space for a stack of great gigs for all ages go to Word Islington 2017 see the web site

June 3rd & 4th Waddeston Manor performing and workshopping as part of The Betjeman Poetry Prize.

July 7th & 8th Bradford Literature Festival see web site for details

July 14th University of Reading

July 15th Saturday White Cross Street Festival EC1 London 12 – 6pm Hosting the main stage.

AUGUST Poet in Residence for Aldershot Lido (with Friends of Aldershot Lido & WEC Arts) – Yes that one do stop by and write a poem to be displayed on my washing line of poetry (swim wear only) Aug 3,4,5 and 11 &12 . Also I’m guest poet with Lewisham Community Sports a fun place to learn sports and when you are sported out poetry and performance with me – check with LCS for details of days I’m in right through August.


Fri 18th Jan Poetry & Poppadums featuring John Hegley £5 7pm doors 8pm show – yes Poppadums and poetry what more could you want – Karamel Restaurant Chocolate Factory 2 Coburg Road N22

Sunday 3rd Feb Torriano Meeting House Kentish Town 7pm

Saturday 16th Feb Karamael Kids Club 11.30am Free Coburg Road London N22, Woodgreen Great free show for all the family

Sunday 17th Feb Foundling Museum – show come workshop see museums web site for more details

March 15th Poetry & poppadums featuring Simon Munnery