Performance & Commissions
I performed at the Verve Poetry & Spoken Word Festival 2020
Summer 2018, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning Project: A Change Is Gonna Come.
I worked with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Boy Blue, as well as other Barbican Young Poets, to devise a dance and spoken word performance. We performed shows at the Pit, the Barbican, and the Barking Broadway.
A review can be found here in The Lancet.
Barbican Guildhall CLP: Subject to Change 2018
I was commissioned by the Barbican to write a poem responding to the news in July.
My poem ‘Tender’ can be seen in text and video form on the Barbican website, with a written interview.
Main Stage at the Walthamstow Garden Party 2019 and 2018
Other venues I have performed professionally at include:
Jazz Verse Jukebox at the Hoxton Hall, Phoenix Artist’s Club, The Cambridge Union
Hammer and Tongue Solent, TURF gallery, Poetry Cafe, Arts Depot
CLF Arts café, Oxford Review of Books, Queer Fringe
Bedtime stories for the End of the World Launch September 2019
MAGMA launch February 2020
Writing Commissions & Publications
London Writers’Awardee for poetry - Anthology 2018-2019
I was published in Time Out, writing about the horrors of online dating and bespinached teeth.
I performed my poem on selkies in conversation with Andrew McMillan and Ella Frears in the second series, fourth episode 'My Heart was So Greedy'.
November – October 2018, Barbican and Radio 3
A collaborative performance of David Lang’s Memorial Ground, as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion day to commemorate WW1 at the Barbican. I wrote libretto lines for the choir to voice, as well as an individual piece which I read.
I was commissioned to write the libretto for a Christmas carol with the composer Georgina Bowden for the Hornsey Parish Choir. We crafted a piece, which revolves around climate change and redemption, entitled 'The Ice Carol'. 2019
10 Oct 2018—Sun 27 Jan 2019, Barbican Guildhall CLP: Modern Couples exhibit
I wrote poems in response to the Modern Couples exhibit. I focused on the works of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, as well as dissecting representations of Lee Miller, and the writings of Virginia Woolf. I performed my work throughout the gallery space.
On three nights, I performed material which ‘read’ the gallery through different perspectives, fixating on Lange’s Depression series – lingering on angels in the rye, the ghosts of churches and the prevalence of drought.
August 2016, Brasenose College, Oxford
Brasenose College gave me a travel grant to visit Iceland, to write poems about its mythologies.