June 23, 2020

So here is June and the World is still in a very strange place. If COVID hadn't affected us all, I should have presented three poems that were created by my Change Project schools to Batley Art Gallery ready for the Summer. 

Sadly that wasn't to be, for the moment at le...

May 1, 2020

A couple of months ago I should have talking about how the homecoming performance of Stained had gone. Instead we're in the strangest of times that no-one could have expected.

But I'm not writing this to dwell on that.

Over the past few weeks I've been tweaking and addin...

March 4, 2020

Around this time last year, I was probably deep in the first draft of Stained. Last night, the show returned to the stage at The LBT in Huddersfield.

How was it? Pure magic. After nine months away from the character of Johnny and the world of Stained, I was worried that...

February 24, 2020

It's a weird feeling. About a year ago I was in a really odd place, I was busy starting to research and write Stained

whilst dealing with breaking news of redundancy at my day job.

Now, I'm getting ready to take that award winning show on the road in 2020.

Huddersfield, T...

February 17, 2020

Late last year, I was approached by the Change Project to be part of their 2019/20 year as the first poet on board.

The project aims to teach STEM science through various art forms.

My first school visit was last week with Year 4 at Fieldlane School in Batley with a topi...

December 23, 2019

It's been a couple of quiet months around here. Or at least it appears that why doesn't it?

As I said in my previous blog, the Summer wasn't the kindest but I feel like I've come out of the other side stronger and ready to face a fresh decade with the same fire and ener...

October 11, 2019

Well now, I didn't realise that I hadn't posted a blog since July. Thank you for bearing with me everyone!

As you'll remember, Stained had its debut run at Greater Manchester Fringe and I've spent the last few months organising and hustling dates for 2020 so that Staine...

July 24, 2019

That memory came up on Sunday (the day after the run ended) How amazing is this Universe?! You can't deny that it doesn't provide.

Two years ago I had a vision, I knew that it would come around SOMEHOW but I didn't know where to start. Looking back over some old noteboo...

July 11, 2019

It's a mild Thursday. In four days I'll be on stage launching Stained (Yeah I sound like a broken record at this point but I'm BLOODY EXCITED!). 

The rehearsals have continued to go well, the props have been made, the costume has come together (Phil, thank you so much i...

June 17, 2019

About 4 weeks from now I'll be nervously pacing around backstage, running lines, chugging water and probably listening to the pre-show playlist (that I'm very nearly happy with).

Stained is very nearly here. Over the last couple of months it's been written and re-writte...

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