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The Smallhythe Trio

In collaboration with the National Trust, I launched an exhibition exploring the lives, loves and legends that were the Smallhythe Trio – Edith Craig, Christopher St John, and Clare Atwood. The event – which ran from 10-11 June 2017 in Smallhythe Place, residence of Edith Craig’s mother, actress Ellen Terry, explored the trio’s unconventional lives and relationships, and compared and contrasted the experiences of women then and now.

My poems for the event included: The Smallhythe Trio and Three Ladies

I have also been invited to create a similar event for the National Trust next year

Inside Kent Magazine: ‘An LGBT Celebration at Smallhythe Place’

Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place

Saturday 10 & 11 June, 3pm

To celebrate National Trust’s Prejudice and Pride programme L.G.B.T Poet Laureate Trudy Howson is coming to Smallhythe Place to explore The Smallhythe Trio: Edith Craig, Christopher St. John and Clare Atwood, through poetry and prose.

She will also be in conversation with our House Steward, Susannah Mayor and Curator of the current LGBT exhibition, Carla Danella, about Edy Craig and her circle of LGBT friends that lived at the property. There will be a Q&A session to close the event.

Free entry

Read the full article here: http://insidekentmagazine.co.uk/an-lgbt-celebration-at-smallhythe-place/

Judging Pride’s Got Talent

I’m honoured to have been invited to be one of the judges for  the final of  Pride’s Got Talent, on Sunday 4th June.

Our community is awash with talent (of every kind!) Here is your chance to come and see what we have to offer. and support your community (and your favourite) Its going to be an exciting and nerve wracking evenings entertainment.

The winner will be performing for London Pride, on the main Stage at Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8th July.


INCITE@The Phoenix

Monthly LGBT Poetry evening, in an iconic West End venue. Feeling Frisky? Celebrate Spring  at INCITE@The Phoenix.

I host and perform my work at this longstanding LGBT social highlight.  Its held at an exclusive theatrical members club just off Charing Cross Road. It celebrates poetry as diverse as our community is. Its a cultural/social event with a flirty vibe!

Free Club membership for the night. Excellent food and drinks served in the club. Friendly theatrical ambiance.

As well as performing my own poetry, I have two invited guest poets each month.

March Guest Poets:

Annabel Pribelszinki: Comedic verse about a “Modern day Lezza”

Marcus Reeves: Man behind the mask revealed in poetry and music.

Plus our popular open mike section after the interval.

Entry is free, but there is a collection for the artists.