I try to write poems that are honest and particular, looking slant-ways at my childhood in the East Midlands, lost love and, mostly, the messiness of time. According to A Younger Theatre, I make spoken word ‘ripe and ready for the taking for every single member of the audience’, and I've been called 'effervescent' by the Morning Star. Since 2015, SpeakEasy, the night I founded, run and host has held a monthly residency at the Phoenix Artist Club in the heart of Soho. Its aim is to provide a space for spoken word artists (loosely defined) to share new, raw and experimental work. My debut solo show, 'Mabel and Mickey', is currently previewing ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and will be performed at venues including Camden People's Theatre and the Roundhouse in the run-up to August. My podcast, The Patch Project, documents my journey to complete every badge in the 1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book. I am also an experienced facilitator, write long-form prose, and sometimes perform sketch comedy.