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.



  • 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)





  • 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:

  • Fundraisers, libraries and museums
  • 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) and social events
  • Schools & Universities, e.g. discussion or film panels, anti-bullying events. I’ve also worked with school book publisher Pearsons
  • Festivals, e.g. LFest, national Pride events (incl. London, Isle of Wight, Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent), Latitude
  • Poetry and/or storytelling

I can offer bespoke site, event or topic-specific poetry sets for these shows.

My LGBTQ live interactive shows include

HOSTING: I’ve organised and hosted a number of poetry events, including open mic

INCITE@The Phoenix WC2: I’ve hosted and performed my poetry at this popular LGBT poetry evening for 4 years.

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

AIDS Memorial Charity Fundraising at INCITE, July 2018, with the show: ‘Celebrate, Commemorate, Cabaret‘ and poem ‘HIV/AIDS

Organisations I’ve collaborated with:

  • BBC
  • Sky TV
  • London Live
  • Reuters
  • San Francisco Pride
  • Bloomsbury Festival
  • Opening Doors London (ODL0
  • Camden LGBT Forum
  • Metropolitan  Police
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • ELOP
  • Pearson (for Pride in Education)
  • 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
  • Wise Words
  • National Trust
  • London and Southeast England
  • AIDS Memorial Fund
  • Reel Rebel Radio
  • De La Warr Pavilion
  • Schools Out
  • Leeds Museum
  • Bolton Museum
  • Bristol MShed Museum
  • MidKent College Medway
  • Oxford University
  • University College London
  • Manchester Gaydio
  • Soho Radio


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