Jude Simpson – Poet, wordsmith, performer

Jude Simpson

Jude Simpson

Shortlisted!!!

I’m really chuffed that BrokenByLove – the book I wrote with the marvellous Val Jeal MBE – has been shortlisted for Biography/Memoir of the year 2023 by Christian Resources Together. How exciting! This is a real endorsement, both of Val’s…

I’ve signed a contract to write a musical!

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve signed a contract with @kevinmayhew_ltd Kevin Mayhew Ltd to write the script and lyrics for a Primary School Year 6 children’s musical!  Writing lyrics for a musical is something I’ve wanted to do for ages, and…

Thank you beta-readers!!

You may know that I’m working on a collection of children’s poems, entitled “A Noise Annoys” (you may have heard me read some of these at gigs). I asked some 7-13 year-olds to help me out by being “beta readers”…

Broken by Love

You might have heard me mention this book, “Broken by Love,” which I co-authored with Val Jeal MBE. It tells her inspirational, and sometimes unorthodox, story of working with marginalised women in Bristol, and it’s just been published! Read more here.…

The Best Medicine…

Join me and singer-songwriter Paul Bell for an evening of music and laughter on Saturday 18th March in South Cambridgeshire. It’s at Comberton Baptist Church, Cambridgeshire CB23 7DY, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 and available here… Due to the number of exciting…

Out soon!

Coming out in February – the inspirational story of Val Jeal MBE. She started with a clipboard, questionnaire, and the guts to get involved… and ended up founding a charity which continues to transform the lives of marginalised women on…

Upcoming gig in Toft!

If you’re free, do come over to Toft (South Cambridgeshire) on Friday 25th November, where I’m doing a full-length gig, featuring a load of new material as well as some old favourites. That new song about your Nan wanting a…

What a lovely thing to say…

“Jude Simpson is funny, sharp, emotional in her work and is a terrific performer, using her face and body with huge effect. She needs to be seen and heard wherever possible.” – Michael Rosen After I shared the stage with…

UCB Ireland interview

Here’s an interview I did for UCB Ireland, talking to the lovely Annemarie Miles about humour, my writing and faith. I really appreciated her perceptiveness about my work, and her excellent interviewing skills.

Gig with Michael Rosen

At the end of this month I’ll be supporting Michael Rosen at the Poetry Shack in North London.  How exciting!  It all happens at the Candid Arts Centre in Angel, North London, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26th July.  Tickets are…