3 July / Out of Place, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London
8pm. A one-off gala performance of new musical works. The Out of Place project explores how contemporary poetry on the themes of displacement and new beginnings can be used as an inspiration for musical composition. Includes my poem ‘The Day the Songs Escaped’. Tickets here.
13 June / Poetry & Flash Fiction @ Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge
7-9.30pm, Studio Café, Bridge House. Open mic reading (host Josephine Corcoran / featured poet Hilda Sheehan).
27 May / BathSongs: Whatever Love Is…
5.45-6.45pm, St Swithin’s Church, Bath. Laura Mucha (poet), Andrew Staples (tenor) and Alisdair Hogarth (piano) perform ‘a sumptuous mingling of words, music and song’. Includes my poem ‘Winter in the Room’. Details & tickets.
20 May / Bath Festival
Performing on various outdoor stages throughout the day (Southgate, Kingsmead Square, Alfred Street) alongside fellow members of the Town Hall Poets group.
16 May / Ledbury Poetry Salon
7-9pm, Hellens Manor in Much Marcle. Open mic reading (host Chloe Garner / featured poet Gregory Leadbetter).
12 Dec / Poetry & Spoken Word Night, Trowbridge Arts
Hosted by poet-in-residence Josephine Corcoran, members of the Town Hall Poets group perform work.
6 Dec / Out of Place, Cafe Z Bar, London
Announcement and readings of the chosen poems for Out of Place 2017, a six-month project exploring ways to use poetry and words as inspiration for musical composition. Includes my poem, ‘The Day the Songs Escaped’.
3 Dec / Woolly Hat Fair, Winchester
In a pop-up pear orchard created by fashion and textiles students from Winchester School of Art, Live Canon perform sonnets, haikus, fables and rhyming couplets commissioned on the theme of a festive riddle: how did the partridge come to be in the pear tree? Opens with my poem, ‘The One’.
20 Nov / Greenwich Theatre, London
Actors from the Live Canon ensemble perform the 25 works shortlisted for the Live Canon 2016 International Poetry Prize, including my poem ‘Rebel / Cause’.
12 Nov / Poetry Society Poem-A-Thon, London
One of 50 sponsored poets, each performing for 8 minutes in an 8-hour event – a fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières.
11 Nov / London Review Bookshop, London
Reading at the launch of comedy-themed issue 66 of Magma magazine.
17, 19 & 21 Oct / The Writers’ Room, Corinium Radio Cirencester
Hosted by Rona Laycock, local writers read and discuss their work.
16 Oct / Cheltenham Literature Festival
Members of the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network present a selection of writing inspired by the theme of ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’.
6 Oct / National Poetry Day, Trowbridge Arts
‘Say It With A Poem’ at Trowbridge Town Hall. Organised and hosted by poet-in-residence Josephine Corcoran, poets and artists collaborate to make message poems and images for display.
5 June / Buzzwords, Cheltenham
Open mic reading (host Angela France / featured poet Jo Bell).
26 April / Writers at the Brewery, Cirencester
Open mic reading (host Rona Laycock / featured poet Matt Duggan).
23 April / Wenlock Poetry Festival
Launch of chapbook Blueprints for a Minefield with a reading alongside Jonathan Edwards and Jill Munro.
30 March / Albion Beatnik, Oxford
Reading at the launch of issue 61 of The Interpreters’ House magazine.