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…

  • Supporting the launch of Kate Noakes collection, Torriano, June 2019
  • Mslexia prize winners luncheon, Cornerstone Festival, Cardiff, Feb 2019
  • The two of us Fundraiser curated by Naomi Woddis, Feb 2019
  • The Terrific Trio with Kate Potts and Alison Winch, Torriano, Feb 2019
  • Launch of Waymaking, Kendal Mountain Literature Festival, November 2018
  • Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, Ubud Bali – two readings and a panel discussion, October 2018
  • Meet the Writer, reading and discussion, Mundaring Library, Western Australia, October 2018
  • Literary Dinner and Sundowner readings, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre, Sept & Oct 2018.
  • Poetry School/Resurgence prize reading, Aldeburgh, November 2017
  • No Place Like Home, Newham Word Festival, curated and performed, November 2017
  • Arts Lab, Betsy Trotswood, November 2016 & October 2017
  • Urthona magazine launch, North London Buddhist Centre, June 2017
  • Words & Jazz at Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, February 2017
  • Inkwell readings, Shoreditch, December 2016
  • Peter Daniels’ A Season in Eden launch, Hoxton Hall, October 2016
  • John Hegley and Friends, Toynbee Hall, May 2011 & Betsey Trotswood, January & March 2011, Oct 2010, July 2011, Feb 2012, November 2013, June 2014, April 2015, December 2014, November 2015, Keats House,June 2016.
  • Manchester Poetry Prize Shortlist readings, November 2015
  • University of Western Australia (Alumni), October 2015
  • Goldsmiths Poetry Festival, May 2015
  • Curated, hosted and featured in a lunchtime concert at Guys Hospital for World Book Day and Breathe Arts Health Research, March 2015
  • St Paul’s Church, Marylebone, St Paul’s sessions, January 2015
  • Archway with Words Literature Festival poetry event (curated, hosted and featured), October 2014
  • Discomfort Zone, commissioned poems by Roddy Lumsden & Kayo Chingyoni, September 2014
  • Summer Reading Series, curated by Roddy Lumsden, City Pride, London, August 2014.
  • Antipodean Poetry Party, The Shuffle, Poetry Cafe (curated and performed), June 2014
  • Australian Women’s Club featured speaker, Australia House, June 2014
  • Sleeping with Rivers launch, Betsy Trotswood, London, June 2014
  • Australian / NZ Festival of Arts, London, May 2014
  • Perth Poetry Club (Australian Sleeping with Rivers launch), April 2014
  • Voicebox, Perth Australia, April 2014
  • XX Women’s Literary Festival, Cardiff, March 2014
  • 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
  • Loose Muse anthology 1, 2, 4 launch, September 2013, September 2012, February 2012
  • Buddhafield Festival, July 2013 (performing and hosting)
  • Speaking Volumes, Poetry Parnassus, Keats House, May 2013
  • Hosting Apples and Snakes Words A Stage showcase, March 2013
  • John Hegley’s residency Xmas event, Keats House, December 2012
  • Perth Poetry Club, Western Australia, September 2012
  • Voicebox, Clancy’s, Fremantle, Western Australia, October 2012
  • Oota writers club reading, Perth, Western Australia, October 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 anniversary showcase, Tufnell Park Tavern, July 2012 & September 2012; Tuf poets, Tufnell Park monthly poetry event, May 2011 & Sept 2010
  • South Bank Poetry magazine launch, Poetry Cafe, July 2012
  • Jaw Dance (Apples and Snakes), Rich Mix, July 2012
  • Noun Surnames, poems commissioned by Roddy Lumsden, Betsy Trotswood, July 2012
  • Venture Award Shortlist readings, April 2012
  • Guerilla Poets street performances, with Baden Prince Jnr, 2009-2012
  • Loose Muse, Poetry Cafe, March 2012 & Loose Muse, with Thea-poets, Poetry Cafe, May 2009
  • 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, Camden, August 2010
  • London Literature Lounge event for London Literature Festival, Southbank Poetry Library, July 2010
  • BEMA Haiti Fundraiser, Arcola Theatre, April 2010
  • Tapping the Trend (Spread the Word / The Literary Consultancy), Free Word Centre, Feb 2010
  • Culpeper Community Garden (Naomi Woddis writer in residence programme), 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 venue performances, Hackney Write to Ignite Festival, Sept 2008 and 2009
  • The Monopoly Project, curated by Roddy Lumsden, July 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
  • 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
  • Saffron Walden Literary Festival, with Thea-poets, 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 Strictly Come Poetry for a three night season at The Space, Docklands, February 2008.
  • Apples and Snakes showcase, Albany Arts Centre, 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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