Festivals and Event Organisation

Photo by Tony Walsh (2010)

I organise, curate and compere poetry events.  This all began in 2000, when I set up and r an Voice Box -  an Osaka-based poetry series, featuring open mic. spots and slamming.  When I returned to England, I became heavily involved in Bristol's longest running poetry and music open mic. night, Acoustic Night, organising/recording events, working on funding bids and helping to compere the evening.  In 2008, I took over from the late Pat V T West as coordinator of the Poetry&Words stage at the world famous Glastonb ury Festival.  The following year I began running the Lyrical Lostwood poetry line-up at Larmer Tree, which I ran until 2016.  In place of Larmer Tree Festival, I took on the spoken word line up at Sussex-based family festival Elderflower Fields from 2016.  I continue to curate and host poetry at both Elderflower Fields and Glastonbury Festivals.   Click on the tabs above to find out more about my festival work.  If you are interested in booking me to compere, curate or organise a poetry event, please e-mail me at the address at the bottom of this page.