Performances

I’ve  performed my work widely in cafes, bookshops, theatres, festivals, including The Albany, Bloomsbury Theatre, The Roundhouse, Rich Mix, Southbank, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Galleryand I’ve also performed in Australia. I developed short sets to full length shows for theatres.

Here’s some performances I’ve done…

  • Torriano Meeting House, January 2014

  • A Room Inside a Room, London Buddhist Centre, November 2013

  • In Protest book launch, University of London, Bloomsbury Festival, October 2013

  • John Hegley and Friends, Toynbee Hall, May 2011 & Betsey Trotswood, Oct 2010, January, March & July 2011, Feb 2012, November 2013

  • Loose Muse anthology 1, 2, 4 launch, September 2013, September 2012, February 2012 (Whitechapel Gallery & Cottons restaurant)

  • Buddhafield Festival, July 2013 (performing and hosting)

  • Speaking Volumes, Poetry Parnassus, Keats House, May 2013

  • Hosting Apples and Snakes’ Words A Stage showcase, Gallery Cafe, March 2013

  • John Hegley’s residency Xmas event, Keats House, December 2012

  • Perth Poetry Club, The Moon, Western AustraliaSeptember 2012

  • Voicebox, Clancy’s, Fremantle, Western AustraliaOctober 2012

  • Oota writers club reading, Perth, Western AustraliaOctober 2012

  • A season of performance as part of a month-long residency at Albany Arts Centre (also part of Albany Outdoors Festival)London, September 2012

  • Tuf Poets, Tufnell Park Tavern, Jan 2012, Sept & May 2011 Sept 2010

  • South Bank Poetry magazine launch, Poetry Cafe,July 2012

  • Jaw Dance (Apples and Snakes)Rich MixJuly 2012 

  • Noun Surnames, poems commissioned by Roddy Lumsden, Betsy Trotswood, May 2012

  • Venture Award Shortlist readings, Oxford House Theatre, April 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zca6VxW07OU&feature=related

  • Loose Muse March feature poet, Poetry Cafe, March 2012

  • Tyneside Cinema bar, Newcastle, Apples and Snakes/Radikal Words, November 2011

  • Malika’s Poetry Kitchen 10th Anniversary Showcase, Lost Theatre, London, November 2011

  • Artspeak, I-SHO women’s art show and poetry performance, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, July 2011

  • The Great Eight: Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Dave Johns, John Hegley, Bridget Christie, Andrew Bailey, Cath Drake and Simon Munnery, benefit in for North London Action for the Homeless, Bloomsbury Theatre, July 2011.

  • Apples and Snakes’ The Word’s A Stage showcase, Albany Theatre, Deptford,July 2011

  • The 28 Project, poems commissioned by Roddy Lumsden, Betsy Trotswood, June 2011

  • John Hegley Curates, The George Tavern, March 2011

  • The Alternative Poetry Xmas, poems commissioned by Roddy Lumsden, Betsy Trotswood, Dec 2010

  • John Hegley and Friends, Xmas benefit for Stoke Newington homeless, Spence Cafe, Dec 2010

  • Poetry from Art, Tate Modern, Sept 2010

  • Trespass Magazine and Express Excess Summer Fandango, Express Excess, Camden, August 2010

  • London Literature Festival, Southbank Poetry Library, July 2010

  • BEMA Haiti Fundraiser, Arcola Theatre, April 2010

  • Loose Muse, Poetry Cafe, April 2010

  • Tapping the Trend (Spread the Word, in conjunction with The Literary Consultancy), Free Word Centre, Feb 2010

  • Culpeper Community Garden (Naomi Woddis writer in residence programme of readings), performance dates in Feb, May & June 2010

  • The Shuffle, Poetry Cafe, Jan 2010 & April 2008

  • Launch of London Magazine, Opera Gallery, Oct 2009

  • Closing event, Hackney Write to Ignite Festival,Cafe Oto, Sept 2009

  • Guerrilla Poets, street and cabaret performance, Hackney Write to Ignite Festival,Sept 2009

  • The Monopoly Project, poem commission for performance by Roddy Lumsden, July 2009

  • Loose Muse, with Thea-poets, Poetry Cafe, London, May 2009

  • What Wonder Woman Taught Me, show development and a two night season with Thea-poets at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green (Feb 2009), and two night season at The Space Theatre in Docklands (April 2009)

  • LUSH, erotic writing, Mary Lloyd Bar, Hackney Empire, Dec 2008

  • Guerrilla Poets street and cabaret performance, Hackney Write to Ignite Festival, Sept 2008

  • The Corset Club, with Thea-poets, Cavendish Arms, Oct 2008

  • Unspeakably Toothsome, Betsy Trotswood London, curated by Roddy Lumsden, Sept 2008

  • Millfields Theatre, Malika’s Kitchen poetry collective feature, July 2008

  • Angel Poetry, Borders bookshop Islington, June 2008

  • Process, with Thea-poets, The Roundhouse, Camden, April 2008

  • The Shuffle, Poetry Cafe, April 2008

  • Saffron Walden Literary Festival, March 2008

  • Speakeasy, with Thea-poets, Mary Lloyd Bar, Hackney Empire, March 2008

  • Group conception, development and performance of the theatrical poetry show Malika’s Kitchen presents Strickly Come Poetry for a three night season at The Space, Docklands, February 2008.

  • Apples and Snakes showcase, The Albany, Oct 2007

  • Poetry Shack, Oxford St, London, Oct 2007

  • Malika’s Kitchen book launch tour:Foyles bookstore in central London, Stratford Theatre Bar (part of Spoke-Fest Festival), Barbican Library and Express Excess (June – July 2007)

  • SPIT-LIT Women’s Literature Festival, March 2007

  • Sounds like… Malika’s Kitchen, Whitechapel Art Gallery London, March 2007

  • I have performed music: percussion, flute, singing for various events in Australia.

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