📖 ‘The Pandemic Special’ published by Pandemic Poets.
📖 ‘Chip’ published by Olney Magazine August 3rd 2022.
📖 ‘Spike’ published by Fly on the Wall Press.
📖 ‘Peony-Bruised’ published in Anthem Anthology.
April 23rd – Headline set at The Open Collab where Charlie and Jake collaborated with music for ‘Sunburnt’, ‘Catatonia’, ‘The Pit, The Core’ and ‘The Moon: Part I & II’.
April 14th – Longlisted for the Saboteur Awards ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ category (special mention).
April 1st – Longlisted for the Outspoken Awards ‘Performance Poetry’ category.
💕 Founded the Sword Forge Collective. First year’s cohort is Aiysha Humphreys, Alex Turner, Amy Stirling, Angela Innes, Annie Wilson, Beth Calverley, Cal Wensley, Connor Macleod, Dee Dickens, Elizabeth McGeown, Ellie Jenkins, Emma Charlotte, Eryn McDonald, Fay Roberts, Gem L. Baskerville, Helen Sheppard, Holly Moberley, Jemma Hathaway, Josie Alford, Kathryn O’Driscoll, Liv McCaughey, Mithago, Raina Greifer, Rick Dove, Saili Katebe, Sanket Shrestha, Sophia Irene, Taran Spalding-Jenkin, Tom Dewey and Tyjana Howard.
📖 ‘Mutant’ published in NeurodiVERSE anthology by Flapjack Press.
Coached the Bath Spa University national poetry team (of Tyjana Howard, Eryn McDonald, Emma Charlotte, Alex Turner and Ellie Jenkins) with Cal Wensley for UniSlam. (Finalists: Finished fourth overall)
🏆Won the UniSlam Ambassador Award
Judged the U.K. National competition (Farrago) for 2022.
Joined the Spoken Word team at PBH’s Free Fringe (becoming Co-Artistic Director of Spoken Word at PBH’s Free Fringe 2022)
📖 February 17th – Published my debut collection ‘Cliff Notes’ with Verve Poetry Press.
February 8th – Cliff Notes launch party at Bristol’s The Station (hosted by Raise the Bar). Compered by Craft-D. Co headlined by Raina Greifer, Sam J. Grudgings, Cal Wensley and Fay Roberts.
📖 ‘How to Stay Warm’ published in Full House Literary Magazine in December 2021.
🏆October 10th – ‘Unfinished Apology’ filmed with Inkbomb became an Official Selection at the Monologues and Poetry International Film Festival 2021.
Joined the Full House Literary Magazine team as a poetry reader.
Ran a curated mental health open mic in collaboration with the Full House Literary Magazine Festival
Began mentoring sessions weekly with Caroline Bird to work on my first collection.
Founded the CandleLit Sessions and produced Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, and Episode Four of curated poetry on the theme of mental health as part of PBH’s Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (online).
Listed on the Bristol Post’s Pink List of the 73 Most Influential LGBTQ+ people in Bristol.
🏆 January 4th – Competed at Hammer & Tongue Cambridge slam and won, making me eligible for Cambridge Regionals for 2022 Nationals.
📖 ‘Finishing Touch’ published in Ink, Sweat & Tears June 2021.
📖 ‘Sunburnt’ published in UniSlam anthology 2021.
🏆 Competed at the World Cup of Slam (la Coupe du Monde). Grand Slam Finalist (5th overall).
📖 April – ‘Tracey Emin Got Nothin’ On Me’ published in the Golden Walkman Magazine Themed Issue ‘Isola’. (Link pending)
💕 28th March – Founded the St. Loe Collective.
27th March – Coached the Bath Spa University national poetry team (of Megan Baxter, Tyjana Howard, Gem Baskerville, Raina Greifer, Erin Green and Jessica Graham) with Cal Wensley for UniSlam. (Finalists: Finished third overall)
📖 26th March – ‘Sunburnt’ published in UniSlam Anthology 2021 (created by Anne Gill).
🔎 15th March – Radio Interview and shared poems on The CakEhole Show (102.5FM, Soundart Radio)
🏆 Became UK Slam Champion at Farrago National Slam. Qualifying for the World Grand Slam in May 2021.
📖 ‘What If The Moon Loved You’ shared in audio format on BBC Upload on BBC Radio Bristol on February 1st 2021.
📖 ‘Home and Where The Heart Is’ published in the Sanctuary Anthology by Dream Well Publishing (Link pending)
Headlined Hammer & Tongue Cambridge.
📖 ‘Teeth’ published in the Paper Therapy: COA Edition Anthology by Jess Dawson on December 5th 2020.
📖 SkyArts (via CPL Productions) aired Life & Rhymes episode 2. Which included a performance of my poem ‘Perfect’
📖 ‘Civil Unrest’ published in Big A Little A Anthology 2020 by Big A Little A Anthologies in 2020. (Link pending)
🔎 Interview ‘Mixed Personality Disorder‘ published by Jemima Hughes on October 14th 2020.
🔎 22nd Sept – Filmed ‘Perfect’ for SkyArts (via CPL Productions) Life & Rhymes episode 2.
🏆 4th Sept – Came 2nd in Hammer & Tongue Regionals (Cambridge). Qualifying for Hammer & Tongue Nationals.
28th July – Verve Poetry Press asked to publish my debut collection in Spring 2022.
30th June – Performed a Winchesterfest hour long set.
14th April – CandleLit’s first poetry competition was launched. Embers, Ignite. Launch of CandleLiterature.com and @CandleLitPoets
💕 8th April – Joined Cecilia Knapp‘s online workshop group
14th March – Competed in Lyra’s Bristol Poetry Festival Slam. Last event before began shielding for Covid.
25th February – Headlined Poetry+ alongside the UniSlam team.
3rd February – Milk Super Slam! (debut of The Austere Beauty, Black & White and Perfect) at The Wardrobe Theatre.
Co-Coached the Bath Spa University national poetry team (of Raina Greifer, Megan Baxter, Holly Moberley, Alex Levontine, Georgia Stride and Sophia Kaniklidou) for UniSlam. (Semi Finalists)
💕 Helped Allographic Press create ‘Small Word, Wide World’ anthology celebrating International Culture in Cambridge in a sub-editor role.
📖 ‘Disorderly Conduct’ and ‘The Grey Garden’ published in UniSlam Anthology 2019 (created by Anne Gill).
Co-Coached the Bath Spa University national poetry team (of Raina Greifer, Holly Moberley, Alex Calver, Tierney Elliott and Rose Butler) for UniSlam. (Semi Finalists)
Co-Coached the Bath Spa University national poetry team (of Alex Calver, Connor Macleod, Izzi Seale, Rose Butler and Amy Stirling) for UniSlam. (Finalists, placed 2nd overall)
🏆 Competed at Hammer & Tongue Nationals in the Royal Albert Hall as the Bristol Regional Runner Up.
27th November – Performed at University of Bristol’s Reclaim the Night event.
23rd October – Raise the Bar Bath Spotlight event launched (“Raise the Bath”) with Raise the Bar.
18th October – Support poem for the Outspoken Press tour date in Bristol (at Bristol Improv Theatre)
8th October – Competed in the Bristol Poetry Festival slam.
💕 June 30th – Graduated with a First Class Bachelors degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.
📖 June 27th – ‘I will Only Perform This Poem Once’ and interview shared in audio format on Laura Rawlings’ show on BBC Radio Bristol.
June 6th – Performed at the Poetry Arch at University of Bristol.
May 26th – Performed at Bath Festival on an outdoor stage.
May 10th – First official billed support slot at Raise the Bar Spotlight Bristol.
May 8th – Support poem for Shane Koyczan’s Bristol tour date in St. George’s Bristol.
March 16th – Performed as part of Team Raise the Bar in an event called Raise the Bar vs Boomerang alongside Craft-D, Tim Ledwitch, Sam Grudgings and James McQuade (Team RTB) and Jake Wild Hall, Maria Ferguson, Tyrone Lewis, Joel Auterson and Alexander Woody Woodward (Team Boomerang).
🏆 Competed at VARSITY an inter-university slam alongside Connor Macleod, Rohan Wolsey and Sanket Shrestha. Connor and I were the two finalists so Bath Spa won the Team trophy, and Connor won 1st place overall (I came second).
🏆 Competed at Farrago National slam competition.
🏆 January 4th – Competed at Hammer & Tongue Bristol slam and won, making me eligible for Regionals, and making me a Bristol slam champion (having won all the slams currently running in Bristol within a month).
🏆 January 2nd – Competed at Inkbomb slam in Bristol and won.
🏆 December 21st – Competed at Milk Poetry Slam (my first ever slam win!) and won.
💕 Founded the Bath Spa University Spoken Word and Performance Poetry Society.
25th August – Performed a co-headline set at Raise the Bar at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
🔎 Was mentioned by Lucy English in an article on the Guardian website titled ‘The growing popularity of performance poetry is a boost for mental wellbeing‘ on June 2nd 2016.
💕 28th October – Became co-host of SPARTAN Poetry, a poetry podcast at Bath Spa University.
23rd April – First ever Bath Spa PRIDE event (including spoken word). Performed at and organised.
💕 I begin Lucy English’s module ‘Performance Poetry’ at Bath Spa University – and I write my first spoken word poem ‘Don’t Look At My Legs’.