Gigs

Sarah L Dixon, poet, in appearance at these future live events.

Bradford City Library Quiet Compere 11th June

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 »


Wolverhampton Arena Theatre 1st July The Quiet Compere Bios and photos

Dave Pitt

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 »


Quiet Compere 2022 - Morecambe - Stop 3

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 »


Bradford City Library Event Quiet Compere poets for 11th June 2022

Steve O’Connor

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 »


Chatham Quiet Compere (& Canterbury Stag)

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 »


The Quiet Compere Tour - Morecambe Details - Saturday 14th May 2022

Workshop at The Nib Crib 330-5pm £10 + booking fee (one free ticket left) Please book as limited capacity.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quiet-compere-prompts-workshop-morecambe-nib-crib-tickets-309312701617

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 »


Quiet Compere Tour 2022 - Stop 2 - 23rd April Chatham Library Hub, ME4 4TX

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

Sarah L Dixon, The Quiet Compere

Book for workshop, showcase and open mic here: http://thequietcompere.eventbrite.co.uk/

Please note open mic and workshop places are limited.

Quiet Compere 2022 Full online and live line-ups

Paypal address for any donations to the tour is thequietcomperemcr@gmail.com

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 »


Publication History 2021

January

‘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 »

Quiet Compere 2022 - Tour plans and arts council bid going in really soon


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 »

2021 Dates



Photo credit: Sharon Larkin 

Cafe Writers – Zoom Norwich – 11th January 2021  (guest)
Yes we cant – Zoom Walsall – 7th February 2021 (guest)
Marble Issue 8 launch – Zoom – 8th February 2021 (reader)
Speakeasy – Zoom Worcester – 11th February 2021 (6 min set)
Locked Down Launch...Read More »

2021 news so far (updated 9th January 2021)




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 »

Gig Dates 2019

Photo by Joanna Sedgwick

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 »

Adding wax patterns to Wednesday launch - 30th November 2018 - Three Drops Press


Launch at The Lloyds, Chorlton, Manchester Friday 30th November 7.30-9.30pm

Special guests: Simon Howarth. Chris Woods and Kate Garrett.

FREE ENTRY

‘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 »


Gig Dates 2018







28th Jan 2018 Story Walk – guest – featured poet ...Read More »

Quiet Compere Sundered Land (part of Sunderland Libraries' Festival 2017)

The Quiet Compere Sunderland at Sunderland Libraries’ Festival
(16th October – 4th November 2017)

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10823

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 »


The sky is cracked - poetry pamphlet out now!!!

Hello All! My first ever poetry pamphlet is now available.

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.  Read More »

The Quiet Compere and Sunderland Libraries Festival 2017

The Peacock, 287 High Street West, SR! 3ES, City of Sunderland.

2-4pm Saturday 21st October 2017. £3 entrance.

Full Festival outline here:

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=19273&p=0&fsize=2Mb&ftype=Sunderland%20Libraries%20Literature%20Festival%20Programme.PDF/


Sundered
(For The Quiet Compere Sunderland leg)
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New spoken word night at The Sair with Linfit ales (Linthwaite), Huddersfield



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 2016

Ira 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 »

The Interpreter's House Volume 61 Launch

I will be at The Albion Beatnik, Oxford (7:30 doors. 8pm start) with a couple of poems on Wednesday 30th March if you would like to catch me there....Read More »