Readings


Tuesday 31st May, 7 p.m. Online 
Outlandish
 Launch, Bloodaxe Books


Saturday 22nd October, Hebden Bridge
The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival

Monday 24th October, Babylon Cinema, Berlin.
Roma Trial: Memorial to the Genocide of the Roma and Sinti of Europe.

Friday 5th August, Fractured Roots
Left Bank, Leeds Poetry Festival


    
2022    
Start the Week, BBC Radio 4.
Cheltenham Poetry Festival Online.

Carmen: Pre-Performance Talk, Opera Holland Park.

A Hut A Byens Launch, Bamburgh Bones Project, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bamburgh.
           Newcastle Poetry Festival, Poetry Book Society, Emergency Summit.
           Gypsy Maker 5 Project, Romani Cultural Arts Company, Wales. (Keynote).
           Northern Drift with Michael Symmons Roberts, BBC Radio 3, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.
           Poetry Please with Roger McGough, BBC Radio 4, (Guest).
           Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month, Durham University.
           ‘Lidija’, AKE DIKHEA? Festival, Berlin.
           Wagtail Voices, Launch, (Organiser).
           Butcher’s Dog issue 16 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

 

2021   ‘Existence’, The Second Roma Biennale, Berlin, RomaTrial.
           Wagtail: The Roma Women’s Poetry Anthology, Launch, (Organiser).
           Poems in the Tepee, Snape Maltings, Britten Pears Arts, Suffolk.
           North East Poetry Showcase, Durham Book Festival.
           Butcher’s Dog issue 15 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).

            Laurel’s Poetry Night, Laurel’s Theatre, Whitley Bay.
           The Shuffle, Poetry Café Online.
           Cosy Night In, Wylam Winter Tales, Great Northumberland.
           ‘Radicals in Conversation: The Policing Bill & Institutional Racism’ Pluto Press Podcast.

 

2020    Seren Online Events: Bloodlines with Sarah Wimbush.

            Butcher’s Dog issue 14 Autumn launch. Online. (Organiser).
            The Stay at Home Literary Festival: Butcher's Dog digital showcase. (Organiser).

            The Stay at Home Literary Festival: reading from Outlandish and Moveable Type.

            Culture Matters Anthology Launch, Witches, Warriors, Workers, Newcastle.
           Butcher’s Dog issue 13 Spring launch. Online. (Organiser).

 

2019    Butcher’s Dog issue 12 Autumn launch, Newcastle. (Organiser).
            Durham Book Festival in conversation with Damian Le Bas and John Hewitt.

            Poemathon for the Refugees, Newcastle. (Co-organiser).
           Butcher’s Dog issue 11 Spring launch, Newcastle and Poetry Café, London.

 

2018    Troubadour International Poetry Competition, London. Poem read by Mona Arshi.
           Poems After The Blaydon Races, Shipley Art Gallery. (Organiser).
           Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.

 

2017    Butcher’s Dog, issue 10 Autumn launch, Newcastle. (Co-organiser).
           The Poetry School Summer School, Southbank Centre, London.
           The Golden Mic, Neverending Books, Yale, Connecticut, USA.
           Creative Practice Completion Symposium, Hospitalfield Arts Centre, Arbroath.
           Creative Practice Research Group, Newcastle University.
           Butcher’s Dog, issue 9 Spring launch, The Poetry Café, London. (Organiser).
           Jackalope with Jacob Polley and Jo Colley, The Bridge Folk Club. (Co-organiser).           
           50th Anniversary Anthology Launch, Leeds Trinity and All Saints University.

 

2016   The Dead Cannot Write, Podcast Launch, Newcastle University. (Organiser).
           Give What You Can: Food Bank Fundraiser, Newcastle University. (Organiser).                
           Poetry and Print, Great North Museum, International Print Biennale.                     
           Poetry on the River with Pete Bennett, The Old Low Light, North Shields.
           Five Poets Go To Ernest’s with Ontario Laureate, Newcastle.
           Briggflatts: A Collaborative Basil Bunting Commemoration, Morden Tower.
           The Cold Boat with Carolyn Forché, Newcastle University. (Organiser).
           Leeds Trinity University Writers’ Festival.
           Against Crown Street Library Closure, Darlington.
           Poetry Parlour with Cynthia Fuller, Darlington.

 

2015   Write Around the Toon, Culture Lab, Newcastle. (Organiser). 
           First Thursday, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.
           The Lifeboat with Stephen Sexton, Bookfinders, Queens University Belfast.                     
           Wordspace, Medusa Bar, Horsforth, Leeds.

 

2014   Bewick Society AGM, Lit & Phil, Newcastle.
           Butcher’s Dog issue 4 launch, Empty Shop, Durham.
           Black Light Engine Room, Westgarth, Middlesbrough.