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: e.g. “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: e.g. “Schwule“, written for  International Holocaust Day (27th Jan), detailing the experiences of homosexuals during the Holocaust.  Performed at Granary Square (N1C).
  • EVENT SPECIFIC:  Poem for “London Pride” (26th June), performed at Trafalgar Square stage
  • COMMEMORATIVE DAYS: e.g.  “Idahot“, written for  International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral and featured on local and national radio.
  • IN RESPONSE TO: e.g. 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.

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

  • Libraries
  • Community halls
  • Conferences
  • Corporate functions
  • Schools
  • Universities

My shows include

  • “LGBT Poetry Past & Present”
  • “How, Why & When”
  • “The Consequence of Kisses”
  • “The ‘L’ Word”
  • “Camp Confidential
  • “Life, Love & Loathing in the Camden Literati”

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
  • London Pride
  • Bow Idea Store
  • Winter Pride
  • Kings College London
  • Herts University
  • Phoenix Theatre
  • Hastings Pride
  • L.Fest
  • G. Fest
  • Bethnal Green Library
  • Norwich Pride
  • Planet Nation LGBT
  • Hate Crime UK
  • Celebrate and Educate
  • The British Library
  • Loudest Whispers
  • The Library Club

 

 

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