Over the course of the pandemic I have taken part in several virtual poetry events. I have shared my work at readings curated by Live Canon and Home Stage, as well as Poetry Wales and Butcher’s Dog. I read at the event to celebrate the winning and commended poets in the Café Writers Open Poetry Competition, and with John McCullough and Julia Webb as part of the What We Read Now series, curated by Jennifer Wong. I was also invited to be part of the ‘Voicing Our Silences’ series, organised by Alice Hiller. https://voicingoursilences.com
In the days of live poetry readings I performed at various venues including: the Babylon Arts Gallery, Ely; the Betsy Trotwood, Islington; the Bicycle Shop, Norwich; the Big Green Bookshop, Wood Green; Burley Fisher Books, Haggerston; the Cross Keys, Aldeburgh (Poetry in Aldeburgh 2019); the Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell; the Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town; the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh (Poetry in Aldeburgh 2017); the Poetry Café, Covent Garden; the Troubadour, Earl’s Court; Waterstones Oxford.
In 2019 I took part in the ‘Poets in the Library’ project, curated by L Kiew, which culminated in a reading at Westminster Reference Library. I wrote and read poems inspired by a book from the library’s collection, The Almanack of Hope by John Pudney.
In 2017 I was poet-in-residence at Triangle Garden, Little Venice, London. I wrote poems in response to the space, then worked creatively with visitors during the London Open Garden Squares Weekend. My residency was part of the Mixed Borders scheme, organised by Poetry School and London Parks and Gardens Trust, and supported by Arts Council England. The project ended with a reading at Kew Gardens.