I love getting a bunch of poets together and hosting an evening – or sometimes an afternoon. In 2018/9 I curated, promoted and compered a new spoken word event in Belper, called Word Peace, with headliners including Sophie Sparham, Leanne Moden, Carol Robson and Akor O.S. Opaluwah. I also organised the spoken word for Duffield Arts Festival in 2018 and 2019 and for Belper Goes Green in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
My performances include supporting Ray Cooper (The Oysterband) in Southwell, being part of the spoken word showcase at Derby Folk Festival Free Fringe in 2018, supporting Vanessa Kisuule at Derby Poetry Festival in 2018 and supporting Nafeesa Hamid for National Poetry Day at Derby Library in 2019.