Page due an update with information about “Where There’s Muck There’s Bras” show soon…It’s on at Live Theatre in Newcastle on 23/24 June (7pm) as part of the Great Exhibition of the North launch weekend. Tickets are free & can be reserved via the theatre.

Info: Here

Also previews at Washington Arts Centre (14th) and Leeds Seven Arts (20th) in May.

Meantime, 2018 will see me at Lancaster Lit Fest on March 17th, Words in the City in Leeds on May 19th, Stand Up for Labour on May 24th/25th and Newcastle’s Babble Gum on June 19th. Spoken Weird in Halifax will be 6th September.

Plus I’ll be hosting “An Audience with Julian Norton (From Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet) at Yarm School on 24th March and Northallerton’s Forum on 18th May.

Some gigs from back in 2017:

September 28th/29th: Various things for the Contains Strong Language Festival in Hull, including solo sets at the Kardomah, a gig for Radio 5 Live and Radio 3’s The Verb and a show called Queens of the North with the Hull collective of female writers Women of Words. I’m joined by wonderful Withernsea women the Ruby Reds for my solo set- they’re going to burlesque dance to my poem about them! Here they are on Britain’s Got Talent: Ruby Reds

October 6th: Manchester Literature Festival, October 9th, Ilkley Literature Festival: Chairing Sarah Millican’s book event. Chuffed to be chatting to my friend about her book.

October 7th: With Union Jill, performing our show Letting Off Steam in Kettleshulme, Cheshire.Details.

October 11th: Cheltenham Literature Festival alongside other Burning Eye poets. Details here: Book.

October 14th: Joking Aside Workshop at Ripon Book Festival (2-4pm). Book here.

October 26th Stable Mates– Poetry Cafe, London. Reading with other Burning Eye poets. Hosted by Jill Abram.

October 14th, Ilkley Literature Festival, October 18th Beverley Literature Festival, October 27th, Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival. Jane Austen commission. New work about the author, alongside Dalit Nagra, Marina Lewycka and Jake Cuttle.

Details here: Ilkley Book. Sheffield Book Beverley Book

November 8th: BedSlam, Bedford. Details here.

November 16th,White Rose, Book Cafe Thirsk: Launch of Chronotopia- details tbc. White Rose

November 23rd, Birmingham Waterstones, Launch of the Best Poetry Book in the World (Burning Eye Books): Details here

November 30th, Worksop Library performance. With Andrew Graves. 7.30pm. Tickets £8/£6. Details here://

20th June 1pm. Grassington Market Place. Grassington Festival. Poetry set with a Firm of Poets. Free.

21-25th June– Writer in Residence at the WORD (National Centre for the Written Word), South Shields. Details Here

22nd June. 7.30pm: Hosting Poetry Slam as part of my residency at the Word Centre in South Shields. £5.50. Also feat. Kirsten Luckins, Sky Hawkins, Steve Urwin, Jenni Pascoe, David Jarman, AJ McKenna. Book: Details here.

1st July. 1.30pm. Bradford Literature Festival- chairing a Dr Who event! Based on Richard Dinnick’s book. Event details here.

23rd July-10.15 am: Newspaper panel at Deershed Festival alongside Andy Burnham, Nick Ahad and Rosie Wilby.

30th July. 3pm- Jesterval Festival Newcastle.  Comedy material from my recent Radio 4 series. Details and booking here.

10th and 12th August. 9-10pm.  Guest spots at”She Grrrowls”, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Venue: Venue 239 – The Street, Basement Lounge, 2b Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1

Plus Morecambe Festival Fringe, Lakes Alive Festival Kendal, Appledore Book Festival and Poetry to the People gig, Wakefield Literature Festival in September.

file-page1The above is a flyer for my second Radio 4 series (Which became The Price of Happiness).