- Quiet quiet LOUD! second Tuesday of the month The Lloyds, Chorlton
- Horse Meet Writing sessions second Wednesday of the month, The Horse and Jockey, Chorlton
Showcase poets – Nina Lewis, Kathryn Millington, Ben Willems, Sarah L Dixon and Trystan Lewis.
Nina Lewis is based in the Midlands. She has two pamphlets...Read More »
Belated blog due to access issues to my website – Events were 1st-4th June 2023
Workshop – games and play-themed went well.
Lots of random photos from...Read More »
We did it!! And I made it to everyone and thoroughly enjoyed splitting some of the responsibility and tasks with my co-hosts and Nina, Super online event Tech. ...Read More »
Bristol Blog - Bath retreat, Banksy, brilliant venue and dog cuddles - plus lots of poetry and an after party
Co-host and performer, Caleb Parkin
From Caleb’s book All the cancelled parties my favourites in it were...Read More »
Quiet Compere November 12th Zoom Finale of 2022 tour Reading Doors 7.30pm Showcase 745-10pm with one short break
(SAVE THE DATE – please note this is incomplete – I will be adding more photos and bios and ticket links in the next few days – I have a horrible cold/cough/flu thing – LFTs say not COVID… but little sleep and feeling rough – only three weeks to go...Read More »
Thanks to Rose Condo for photo of me 🙂
So, this is my first local gig since moving to this county, so I felt some pressure to...Read More »
Caleb Parkin – co-host
Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet 2020 – 22, has poems in The Guardian, The Rialto, The Poetry Review and was guest poet on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry...Read More »
We had a widespread group for the workshop on the Tuesday (I had to move it to the day before as I have started a full-time job and run out of holiday days).
After a brief panic because both Zoom and Eventbrite...Read More »
September 16th 7pm doors. Event 730-10pm
Co-host Rose Condo
Rose Condo is an award-winning Canadian poet and educator based in the UK. A multiple...Read More »
Hosts – Sarah L Dixon, The Quiet Compere and Dave Pitt, A Poet, Prattler and Pandemonialist.
The venue often feels like an extra performer. Bradford City Library (hosted by the excellent Dionne V. Hood) was no exception to this. They provide a cosy space between the shelves and a bust of Humbert Wolfe, a...Read More »
The convention is for Dave Pitt to say how he’s a performance poet, playwright, a third of the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, a...Read More »
Return to the bay
I went back to Morecambe, a place I fell hard for last year. One of the places I felt I could escape from the lockdown hangover and find pockets of normal, where I met such a supportive and friendly bunch of creatives. I return when I...Read More »
Steve O’Connor is a Mancunian living in West Yorkshire, where he teaches creative writing at colleges and libraries and runs bespoke distance learning courses. He devised and co-hosted Free...Read More »
On the way to Quiet Compere – Chatham, I called in to The Stag Café in Canterbury to perform my first live guest set since COVID started. It felt so good to be up there and engaging with an audience again. Brilliant sets from Tim Taylor, Christopher Horton, Gary Studley,...Read More »
Workshop at The Nib Crib 330-5pm £10 + booking fee (one free ticket left) Please book as limited capacity.
Showcase and open mic at West End Playhouse 7pm doors 930ish event end £5 (+ £1 booking fee)
Booking advised for open...Read More »
Workshop 1030am-midday. Showcase and open mic 1.30-4pm FREE EVENTS
Book here: 01634 337799 or visit any Medway Library
Please note spaces for the workshop and open mic are limited and...Read More »
The Quiet Compere Stop 1 - Online - 19th March Workshop: 10-30-midday £10/5/FREE Showcase & open mic: 1.30pm start. 4pm finish.
Hosted on Zoom
Book for workshop, showcase and open mic here: http://thequietcompere.eventbrite.co.uk/
Please note open mic and workshop places are limited.
Paypal address for any donations to the tour is firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations will be gratefully received. The tour is funded which means all performers, co-hosts and venue payment is confirmed. However, 80%...Read More »
Mechanics Institute, Marsden, April 2022
Venue TBC, Chatham, April 2022
West End Playhouse, Morecambe May 2022
Bradford Libraries, date TBC 2022.
The Arena, Wolverhampton date TBC 2022
Venue TBC, Bristol, October 2022
Plus 3x online zoom events as part of the tour.
Watch this space!...Read More »
Thanks firstly to the festival staff for looking after us so well and for getting a brilliant venue for the event and finding some funding so I could pay performers a...Read More »
Themes include: break-up, music, pubs, friendship, longing, love, connection, adventures and moving on.
Cost is £6 in person. Or £7.25 (incl UK P&P) either by cheque in advance, through PayPal or directly to my bank account.
2-4pm Saturday 21st October 2017. £3 entrance.
Full Festival outline here:
(For The Quiet Compere Sunderland leg)
Warning: This is longer than my usual blogs as it is trying to cover the Poetry Swindon weekend, rather than just Quiet Compere event.
I knew before I arrived at Poetry Swindon this was going to be the friendliest place to spend my 40th birthday weekend having met a...Read More »
Check out the line-up here:
Angie Belcher is an award winning...Read More »
A Redditch based poet, Jess May Davies is a workshop facilitator, artist and host. She is currently a member of ‘Bellows’, a young poets collective supported by ‘Apples and Snakes’ and ‘Beatfreeks’....Read More »
Nutclough Studio, 6-8 Nutclough, HX7 8HA.
£3 on the door (50% of door fees to go to Nutclough and/or other flood funds).
Clare...Read More »
- Kate Bendelow Ken Evans Kate Garrett Simon Howarth Hannah Mackay Leanne Moden Melanie Rees Copland Smith Anna Tuck Reece Williams