6:00 pm18:00

Days of Roses

I'm well pleased to be a part of this line-up for a one-off Days of Roses event at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross, also featuring readings by Malene Engelund, André Naffis-Sahely, Declan Ryan, Robert Selby, Ralf Webb and Anna Whitwham. Music from Ruby Silk.

Aug 26

Sea Change Festival

I'm very excited to be reading alongside my buddy Adam Chetwood on pedal steel at this great festival in Totnes. Brought to you by the good people at Drift Record Shop.

Details here.

Nov 11

How to Enjoy Poetry Course with Hollie McNish and Luke Wright

I'll be teaching a week long residential course at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in Wales with Hollie McNish. A course designed to focus on enjoying your writing, and relishing reading your work aloud, we will also be joined for a guest reading by the wonderful Luke Wright. This will be a great week spent well and in fine surroundings. 

Full details of the course can be found here.

7:30 pm19:30

Caught by the River Avon

Cant wait to read some poems at the next Caught by the River event in Bristol.

The last one was great, and the line-up for this one looks like another good 'un...

Full info here.

Jul 24

Curious Arts Festival

I'll be reading poems at this rather brilliant-looking cross arts festival in the New Forest.

The line-up and info is here, and looks great... I mean, Billy Bragg, Carol Ann Duffy, DBC Pierre? Come on...


6:30 pm18:30

William Morris Gallery Lates: Illuminate

  • William Morris Gallery

I'll be reading some poems, including my favourite William Morris compositions, alongside Martha Sprackland, at this evening event at The William Morris Gallery, co-curated with The Vine Collective.

There's lots of other stuff going on, details of which can be found here.


Sep 20

The Good Life Festival

I'll be reading poems, and talking with Jeb again about songwriting and storytelling as well as hopefully signing some books at the Good Life Festival, held at the Hawardene Estate on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September. There will be a Caught by the River shop and the line-up already looks great...

Ticket info here.

Aug 23

Green Man Festival

I'll be reading some poems at the always brilliant Green Man festival this summer, I'm on the Talking Shop stage on Sunday at 2.00 pm.

Full details of the literary stage are available here.


Aug 17

Caught by the River Teifi

This August the good people at Caught by the River are hosting a week long festival of events, readings, workshops, music, art - everything the site is about, but in person, basically. The venue is the wonderful-looking Fforest, and the whole thing looks great... it can't really fail to be, can it?

I'll be running a workshop on writing about landscape during one of the days, and will also be in conversation with a real hero of mine, Jeb Loy Nichols, talking about writing, songs, poems, art and country music. 

The full line-up and more information can be found here:

Get yourself down there...

3:00 pm15:00

The House of St Barnabas State of Independents featuring Heavenly Recordings Gwenno, Stealing Sheep, Jock Scott, Will Burns.

I'll be reading some poems as part of this new series of events at St Barnabas Church in Soho, celebrating independent record labels. This event in the series is curated by the wonderful Heavenly Recordings, and I'm honoured to be a part of it.

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

8:00 pm20:00

The Vine Collective launch at E17 Art Trail

I'll be reading some poems at the launch event for the Vine Collective, a brand new venture aiming to promote good food and wine through a love of music, literature and culinary culture. The line-up is as good as it is diverse, with poet and comedian Rob Auton, 'Hackney Marshman’ Gareth Rees, writer and broadcaster Michael Smith (Giro Playboy/Unreal City/ Culture Show), a rare live set from Jesus Licks and a DJ set from Chrome Hoof.

There will also be a range of wine available and expert advice from The Vine Collective's resident expert Darren Smith.

The event takes place at the Blackhorse Workshop, ticket info here.

7:00 pm19:00

Coffee-House Poetry

I will be reading at Coffee-House Poetry's Spring into Summer event, alongside R.A. Villanueva, Miranda Peake, Inua Ellams, Tim Richardson, Scarlett Sabet, Roisin Tierney, & Mark Huband with music from singer-songwriter Henry Fajemirokun.

Coffee-House Poetry is held at the Troubadour, and is a genuine literary institution at one of London's most storied small venues.

Full info here, along with ticket information.

May 10


The four Faber New Poets will be reading at Wells-Next-the-Sea's annual poetry festival, Poetry-Next-The-Sea in May.

Further info will be available on the festival website shortly, and ticket info will be added here in March...

12:30 pm12:30

Portobello Live

  • The Cow

I'll be reading at the spoken word event for this new festival celebrating the cultural life of Portobello Rd. Jock Scott, Murray Lachlan Scott and Ray 'Roughler' Jones are all reading as well. Should be a good one...

Details of all the events are here, and you can get a wristband that gets you entry to every event over the weekend for just £5 from Rough Trade West.

7:00 pm19:00

Ambit 220 Launch

  • Sun and 13 Cantons

I'll be reading a couple of poems at the launch for the next issue of Ambit magazine.

Details here...

6:30 pm18:30

Structo Magazine Launch

I'll be reading a few poems at the launch of Issue 13 of one of the best little magazines around, Structo. Not only are they great, but the launch is at The Albion Beatnik, so even more reason to be happy. Or come along. Happiness is neither here nor there.

And it's free, as you will see from the details here.