Tour Dates

Here are some regular events.
  • 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
Up and coming tour dates are announced below.

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 »


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 »

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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The Quiet Compere at Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival - Friday 27th January 2017

Tickets £4 or £3 concs – Available from Wolverhampton Art Gallery or through link here: https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/seatSelect.asp
Quiet Compere events enlist great,...Read More »

The sound of a stick trailed across railings or The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon

      

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 »


The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon Festival 🙂

Ten Poets. Ten minutes each. With two Comperes – Sarah L Dixon (The Quiet Compere) and Hilda Sheehan (not sure how quiet she will be ;))

Check out the line-up here:

Angie Belcher:



Angie Belcher is an award winning...Read More »


The Quiet Compere at Worcestershire LitFest - Friday 17th June 2016 - The Hive

Guest poets: Jess Davies, Jasmine Gardosi and Adam Horovitz.

Jess Davies

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 »

Quiet Compere - The Nutclough Studio Hebden Bridge - Fri 29th April 2016

The Quiet Compere with co-host Winston Plowes

Nutclough Studio, 6-8 Nutclough, HX7 8HA.

£3 on the door (50% of door fees to go to Nutclough and/or other flood funds).

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/354031

Ten Poets x Ten minutes

Becky Cherriman
Rose Condo
Stu Freestone
David Jarman
Brendan McPartlan
Winston Plowes
Clare...Read More »

The Whitworth, Manchester, Feb 4th 2016, 6.30pm

The Whitworth Oxford Road, M15 6ER Manchester, United Kingdom 4 February , 6.30pm. Free Ten Poets x Ten minutes
  • Kate Bendelow Ken Evans Kate Garrett Simon Howarth Hannah Mackay Leanne Moden Melanie Rees Copland Smith Anna Tuck Reece Williams
...Read More »