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Been doing a bit of recording whilst thinking about how reach audiences, how to make it more tangible and accessible. There are obvious parallels with the music industry in the overlap with poets and musicians playing gigs and open mics, and rich inter woven history of beats and jazz. This is early stuff, with new ideas mixing.


Will start to update this page more regularly when I can afford the train tickets!

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Friday 5th June

Hammer & Tongue Slam, Camridge Junction (CB1 7GX) Featuring Sally Jenkinson
Poetry/Hopefully slamming if the hat allows...
Entry: Tickets/on door

Allographic always puts on a good evening, plenty of diverse poetry in a relaxed atmosphere. New venue too, so this is exciting. Come...

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Saturday 6th June

Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge
12.30pm onwards:
To catch me: 2.17pm Poetry Feature, with musical accompaniment
Entry: free/donation
Event Page

I've been going to Strawberry Fair since I was a child, on and off, depending upon independence and, er, the legalities of it taking place at all. A folk festival that embraces alt frolicking in the sun, with stalls crammed with hippy delights, music, random acts, storytelling and poetry. Last years performance went well, if a bit nervous, and I have to say I'm really looking forward to jamming again. Bring your family and get your face painted, or come with chums and drink some beer. It's foolish not to.


Wednesday 6th May

Paddington Station
Busking Poetry
Free/Patronage welcome
About midday

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Thursday 7th May

Kingfisher Cafe, Bristol, Highstreet BS9 3DS
Poetry/Storytelling from 7pm
Entry: Free/buy some good food and wine


 Sunday 3rd May

Allographic at the Tally-Ho, Beer Festival, Cambridge CB2 2HZ
Poetry reading.
Entry: Free/buy some beer.
Doors open at 1pm

 Facebook Page

"Allographic presents a spoken word jam - poets and storytellers join force with some gentle musical accompaniment. See some of the best artists Cambridge has to offer, along with a couple of our favourite out-of-towners, and come and have a go on our open mic. Play your cards right and we might even write you a bespoke poem..."

Friday 1st May 2015

Thoresby College, 9 Queen Street, King's Lynn, PE30 1HX

Fenspeak: Poetry reading.
Entry: Free/Donation
Doors open at 7pm 

Facebook page. 

It's been awhile since I've felt well enough to get out and do a reading, so this is a little bit significant to me. More so, given the troubles that haunt my days recently. The venue is beautiful, the river running close, and Fenspeak always has good performances. So come, rest, drink, enjoy.

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