Reading from the Immigration Handbook at the New North London Synagogue

I am delighted to have been asked to read from The Immigration Handbook to members of the New North London Synagogue on Saturday 22nd September 2018, by kind invitation of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.

The community are involved with many projects to support refugees. I was honoured that Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg quoted from my poetry in his recent article on refugees and our moral duty towards caring for them. Really looking forward to the evening.

Stormy Waters: Poetry Reading at Queens Park Book Festival

Sunday 1st July: 14:30 – 15:30

‘ A spirited and beguiling look at modern life through the eyes of three poets.’

” I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” Jane Austen, Persuasion

Looking forward to reading with poets Dzifa Benson & Chrys Salt in conversation with Rachael Newberry.


Poetry Reading at Berkhamsted Live

Blues, Folk, Poetry and Animation

Looking forward to reading from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ at Berkhamsted Live on Wednesday 13th June at 8:pm.

The Kings Arms, 147 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HL

Other performers include – Neil Beardmore, Sue Hampton, Chris Lawley, Mark Crane

In support of Pepper Nurses

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‘People Not Borders’ Prize Giving Event

I am delighted to be part of the ‘People Not Borders’ prize giving event on 31st January  in the Kings Arms Hotel, Berkhamsted.

Special guest speaker will be Lord Alf Dubs .

There will be music, poetry and short story readings. Sue Hampton and I will be announcing the winners of the ‘I AM ME’ creative writing competition.

The event will be ticketed and attended by the Deputy Mayor and representatives of other refugee charities: Safe Passage, Herts Welcomes Syrian Families and Herts4Refugees.

All funds raised will be shared between the charities ‘People Not Borders and ‘Safe Passage’.


The Bloomsbury Festival

Independent Voices

Delighted to be reading at The Bloomsbury Festival on Wednesday 18th October

with poets Rory Waterman & Nicholas Murray for an evening of political poetry.

Venue: Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS

Time: 7.30 pm

Tickets: £5

We will be joined by readers Sarah Chatwin, Mark Unwin and Jean Woollard who will present some classic poems that challenge society with an independent voice.