LGBT Poet Laureate

Poetry as a Catalyst for Social and Political Change

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). 

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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 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.

An LGBT Life: How It Was, How It Is

As LGBT Poet Laureate, I explore through poetry and personal recollection the experience of the being LGBT in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s up to the present time.

Combining humour and gritty realism, my words and poems chronicle and bear witness to the LGBT. community’s struggle to gain acceptance, equality and respect within mainstream society.

I share my experience of what it actually feels like to be gay. What we do? Where we go?

I detail and discuss some of the organisations, movement and political campaigns that had an impact on the quality of the LGBT. community’s life, and the part I played within them.

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I Accept Poetry Commissions
Site Specific

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Date Specific

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Event Specific

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Commemorative Days:

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In Response To:

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

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

My LGBTQ live interactive shows include:


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

Organisations with whom I have collaborated

AIDS Memorial Fund
Barking and Dagenham Council
Bethnal Green Library
Bloomsbury Festival
Bolton Museum
Bow Idea Store
Bristol MShed Museum
Camden LGBT Forum
Celebrate and Educate

De La Warr Pavilion
G. Fest
Hastings Pride
Herts University
Kings College London
Leeds Museum
London and Southeast England
London Live

London Pride
Loudest Whispers
Manchester Gaydio
Metropolitan Police
MidKent College Medway
National Trust
Norwich Pride
Opening Doors London (ODL0
Oxford University
Pearson (for Pride in Education)

Pearson (for Pride in Education)
Phoenix Theatre
Planet Nation LGBT
Reel Rebel Radio
San Francisco Pride
Schools Out
Sky TV
Soho Radio
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Stop Hate UK
The British Library
The Library Club
The Metropolitan Archive Museum
The NHS Trusts & NELFT
University College London
Winter Pride
Wise Words