Gigs & Events

At Big Church Festival, hosting the Poetry Slam, with Dai Woolridge
Presenting “Strictly for Charity”


Thursday 29th September Homestart Literary Lunch – 12.15pm at the Old Bull Inn, Royston. I’ll be performing some pieces, and talking to novelist Sarah Harrison about my work and my book, “Shambolic Mammal”. Tickets are £15, which includes a cold buffet lunch, and are available here.

Tuesday 26th July Poetry Shack, supporting Michael Rosen .  How exciting!  It’s at the Candid Arts Centre in Angel, North London, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26th July.  Tickets are £8 each, and you can buy them here.

Friday 22nd July – private gig, Cambridge

Wednesday 20th July – private gig, Royston

Saturday 2nd July – Garden Gig

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June BIG CHURCH DAY OUT

Over the Jubilee weekend, I’ll be joining around 30,000 other people at Big Church Day Out, where I’ll be hosting and performing at the Spoken Word tent.  At the moment, it looks like I’ll be performing at 3.15pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday, but follow me on Twitter for updates nearer the time.  The lineup looks great, so I’m excited to be hosting some of the sessions, as well as performing my own stuff.  Do come and say hello if you’re there. 

Saturday May 14th 2022 – I’ll be presenting Homestart’s “Strictly Come Dancing” charity event – this local version of the iconic BBC show is promising to be completely hilarious, and full of life-affirming fun!! Local couples team up to compete for the trophy by impressing a lineup of local expert judges…

Friday 29th April 2022 – Paper Tiger Poetry – London


Tuesday 30th November 2021 – Poetry Shack – the Betsy Trotter pub, Farringdon. This is in place of the gig I had to covid-cancel in September…

Thursday 2nd December 2021 – “Carols and Comedians” – Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, Surrey – with Paul Kerensa and others

Friday 3rd December 2021 – “Carols and Comedians” – “Free”, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex – with Paul Kerensa and others

Saturday 4th December 2021 – “Carols and Comedians” – All Saints church, Guildford, Surrey – with Paul Kerensa. Tickets here.

Saturday 11th December 2021 – “Carols and Comedians” – Kettering Arts Centre, Northamptonshire – with Paul Kerensa hosting, plus standup from Stephen Cookson and magic by Steve Price. For info and tickets see here.

February 24th 2022 – Literary Lunch with Homestart – the Old Bull, Royston. I’ll be talking to Ursula Buchan and discussing her biography of John Buchan – author of “The Thirty-Nine Steps.”

Friday 22nd October 2021 – Poetry and Poppadoms – hosted by Paul Lyalls, Islington, North London