What I Offer

Although I won a poetry competition in the local paper (Blackburn Telegraph) aged 13, my professional background is mainly theatrical.  After moving to London to attend drama school at 18.  I worked extensively in theatre (National, Touring, TIE, Agitprop).  Latterly, in my career as an actress,  I appeared on film and TV, including “Coronation Street” (ITV), “Worlds End” (BBC), “Sacred Hearts” (Film4).

Consequently, I’m a confident and relaxed performer who loves her job and knows how to do it.

I can enhance  your event with poetry that stimulates, challenges and amuses.

I’m happy performing in any kind of venue. Art Galleries. Pubs. Clubs. Boats. Fields. Buses. Studios. Halls. Theatres. Etc….

I can devise and / or advise on a tailor-made show combining poetry, with music, drag, comedy or burlesque, that draws on my many years of experience and friendships within the entertainment industry.


I accept POETRY COMMISSIONS

SITE SPECIFIC:

  • Save the Black Cap“, written  on the anniversary of the closure of the Black Cap pub in Camden NW1,  performed in situ and on Soho Radio (Soho Society Hour)

DATE SPECIFIC:

EVENT SPECIFIC:

COMMEMORATIVE DAYS:

IN RESPONSE TO:

  • A cataclysmic or celebratory event that impacts our LGBT community, e.g. “Response to Orlando Massacre“.  Performed at the Old Compton Street Vigil (16th June), and filmed and featured on Sky News.
  • ‘Chechnya’s Choice’, used by Stonewall and Amnesty International in their campaigns against Russia’s treatment of LGBT people

I offer interactive talks, workshops and shows on LGBT issues suitable for:

  • Libraries
  • Community halls and heritage sites (e.g. ‘The Smallhythe Trio’ at National Trust properties)
  • Conferences, galas and launches of initiatives, e.g. NHS Rainbow Lanyard, the Ball for the last night of LGBT History month
  • Corporate functions (e.g. workplace inclusivity events)
  • Schools & Universities, e.g. discussion or film panels, anti-bullying events
  • Festivals, e.g. LFest, national Pride events (incl. London, Isle of Wight, Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent), Latitude

My shows include


HOSTING:

INCITE@The Phoenix WC2: I’ve been hosting and performing my poetry at this popular LGBT poetry evening for 3 years.

ULTIMATE PLANET AWARDS: Hosted, introduced and compered this annual event celebrating LGBT excellence.


Organisations I’ve collaborated with:

  • Camden LGBT Forum.
  • Metropolitan  Police
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • ELOP
  • The Metropolitan Archive Museum
  • Stop Hate UK
  • The NHS Trusts & NELFT
  • London Pride
  • Bow Idea Store
  • Winter Pride
  • Kings College London
  • Herts University
  • Phoenix Theatre
  • Hastings Pride
  • Bloomsbury Festival
  • L.Fest
  • G. Fest
  • Bethnal Green Library
  • Norwich Pride
  • Planet Nation LGBT
  • Celebrate and Educate
  • The British Library
  • Loudest Whispers
  • The Library Club
  • Barking and Dagenham Council

 

 

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