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 locally famous...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 fifth of Stories From...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 can....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 Up, which...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 mic and...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 we could...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% of the...Read More »
‘Road-signs’ in The Journal #63
25th ‘Book-fort haven’ Haiflu haiku
Haiflu – Liv Torc (9 photos as part of this project too)
Stream A Northern Idol (for Clare Shaw) by Sarah L Dixon | Listen online for free on...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 »
Monday 11th Jan 2021 7.30-9.30pm Guest – Cafe Writers event Norwich (zoom)
Cafe Writers January 2021 Tickets, Mon 11 Jan 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite
Sunday 7th February 2021 ...Read More »
27th January 2019 Imbolc story Walk 1pm Marsden
4th February 2019 Puzzle Poets 7pm? Sowerby Bridge
28th February 2019 Uncut Poets 7pm? Exeter
6th March 2019 Women of Words 2-4pm Hull
29th March 2019 Word Club 7pm? Leeds
18th September 2019 Whisky and...Read More »
Launch at The Lloyds, Chorlton, Manchester Friday 30th November 7.30-9.30pm
Special guests: Simon Howarth. Chris Woods and Kate Garrett.
‘Here dance the figures of anger, frustration, resentment and desire, following the skewed steps of Surrealist spells and charms for coping. Dixon’s pithy and...Read More »
28th Jan 2018 Story Walk – guest – featured poet ...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)
Join us for a new spoken word event at the legendary Sair Inn, Linthwaite, HD7 5SG. Perform your own creative writing, a favourite piece of published work, or come along simply to enjoy. Performance slots will be a maximum of 4 minutes....Read More »
Ira Lightman and Angela Topping Book Launch at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester - Friday 9th December 2016Ira Lightman
Ira has made public art throughout the North East and also in the West Midlands and the South West. He made a documentary on Ezra Pound for Radio 4 last year, still on iPlayer. He is a regular on Radio 3’s...Read More »