file-page1I’m currently trying out material for my second Radio 4 series (about whether I want to be middle class or have a Hollywood body) and also doing my usual mix of stand-up poetry gigs, comedy gigs, readings and random other sorts of shows and events.



Thursday 16th Feb– The Wrong Stuff. The Fenton Pub, Leeds. 7pm. Pay what you want. The Fenton details

Sunday 19th Feb– The Wrong Stuff. Leicester Comedy Festival. Heroes@Criterion . 2.20pm.

Tuesday 21st February: Lass War- photo shoot for Northern Powerhouse alternative photos outside the Northern Powerhouse Conference, Manchester Central Convention Centre. 8am-8.30am and 1-2pm.

Wednesday 22nd February: The Wrong Stuff Show Preview- Teesside University (For English and Performance students).

Friday 3rd March– Wonder Woman Festival- “Dolly Mixtures” Feminist Performance Showcase- Royal Exchange. 7.30pm. Show Link

Saturday 4th March– TEXTile workshop. 2-4pm. Come hear and make poetry with Kate Fox  while peg weaving at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire. Workshop Details

Saturday 4th March, Comedy evening Show link with Kate Fox and James Bran at Huddersfield Literature Festival. Storphes Hall. 7.30pm. £5

Sunday 5th March– The Wrong Stuff. York International Women’s Festival. 7.30pm, Black Swan Pub, Peasholm Green, Y01 7PR. Pay what you think. Festival website

(Kate is running a women’s Comedy Workshop. Sunday 5th March 2-5pm Briar Centre, Museum Street York. £15/£10. Book tickets here: Open mike slots available at the evening gig)

Tuesday 7th March- “Carol and the Worker Bees”- performance of my poems responding to the “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done” Exhibition at Quarry Bank Mill. Manchester Central Library. 7pm-7.50pm. Event link

Wednesday 8th March– Comedy, Offence and Gender panel. PM. Brunel University. Details TBC: Brunel Centre for Comedy Studies

Friday March 10th– WOW Festival, Hull. Including live recording of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

Saturday March 11th. Recording “The Price of Happiness” series 2 for Radio 4 at Northern Stage, Newcastle. Late aft/early eve. Two shows. SOLD OUT.

Sunday March 12th. “The Wrong Bits” Body Show. (Preview of my Radio 4 show) as part of Hull WOW Festival. 2.30-22pm. WOW Hull Brochure

Thursday 6th April-Sunday 9th April- Rural Touring the show “Letting Off Steam” with Union Jill in Northumberland and Cumbria

Thursday 20th April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Ropewalk Nottingham

Friday 21st April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Seven Arts Leeds. Venue

Saturday 22nd April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Barnsley Civic. Venue

Tuesday 25th April– Words and Whippets. York Theatre Royal Studio. Venue

Tuesday May 12th– Bang Said the Gun- Poetry Tour. With Scott Tyrrell and Rob Auton. Durham Gala Theatre. 8pm. £15 Show link

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