What’s On

Find out here about my upcoming poetry shows, workshops and book signings that are open to the public.
If you’d to book a show for your group, organisation, school or event, please email me.
Theatres, please contact my agent, UKTouring.
You can read feedback about my shows here.

Coming up:

Saturday 16 December 2017
What:
Word Play
Who for:
Children, families and grown-ups
Where:
Tang Hall Community Centre, York
Why: Festive Make and Take Day

Saturday 27 January 2018
What:
Flying High!  – Discover the poetry in British birds
Who for:
Children, families and grown-ups
Where:
St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York
When: 
11am
Why: York Residents Festival

Some events you’ve just missed (but can read about by following the links):

Tuesday 7 November 2017
What:
Poetry performance (+ performance by Sara Hirsch, followed by discussion and open mic)
Who for:
Grown-ups
Where:
The Master’s House, Ledbury
When: 7
pm
Why: Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Salon
Listen to the podcast: Here

Saturday 28 October 2017
What:
The Birds and The Bees performance – the best of my Flying High! and Buzzing! books, followed by bird crafting
Who for:
Children, families and grown-ups
Where:
Easingwold Community Library
When: 
3pm
Read all about it: Here

Some of the audience joining in ...

Some of the audience joining in at Easingwold Community Library …

Saturday 21 October 2017
What: 
Strictly bumblebee Buzzing!  performance
Who for:
Members of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Where:
Pavilion Hotel, York
Why:
 Bumblebee Conservation Trust AGM
When: 
1pm
Read all about it: Here

Saturday 9 September 2017
What: 
Flying High! and Buzzing! book signing (and performances on request)
Who for:
Grown-ups, families, children
Where:
York Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York 
Why:
Part of York Heritage Open Day Weekend (Theme: Heritage and Nature)
When: 
11am-2pm

Saturday 26 August 2017
WhatFlying High! and Buzzing! book signing (and performances)
Who for: Families
Where: Waterstones Bookshop, Hull
When: 12 – 2pm
Read all about it: Here

Booksigning in Waterstones in Hull, the UK City of Culture

Booksigning in Waterstones in Hull, the UK City of Culture

Saturday 19 August 2017
WhatFlying High! and Buzzing! book signing (and performances)
Who for: Families
Where: Wardle & Jones Bookshop, Bar Street, Scarborough
When: 12 – 3pm, with performances at 12.30 and 2.30

Book signing at Wardle & Jones bookshop in Scarborough, 19 August 2017

Book signing at Wardle & Jones bookshop in Scarborough, 19 August 2017

Saturday 5 August 2017
WhatFlying High! book signing (and performances)
Who for: Families
Where: Waterstones bookshop, Coney Street, York
When: 1pm – 3pm
Find out more: Here

Book signing at Waterstones, York, 5 August 2017

Book signing at Waterstones, York, 5 August 2017

Friday 28 July 2017
What: Flying High!
show + book signing + guided bird walk round St Nicks nature reserve
Who for:
All ages – grown-ups, and families with children aged 5 upwards
Where:
St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST
When: 
1pm – 4pm
How much:
Free!
Read all about it: Here

Flying High! at St Nicks

Flying High! at St Nicks

Sunday 23 July 2017
What: Rhyme-Time Rambling
Who for:
Families with children aged 3 upwards
Where:
Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue, York YO31 0UG
When: 2
pm – 4pm
Why: Tang Hall Family Festival
How much:
Free!
Book tickets: No need to book – just come along!
Read all about it:
Here

Sunday 25 June 2017

What: Promenade Poetry round the Walled Garden
Who for: Families
Where: Scampston Hall Walled Garden, Malton, YO17 8NG
When: 12-12.30pm, 2 – 2.30pm and 4-4.30pm
Why: Ryedale Book Festival
How much: Free with standard entry to Scampston Hall
Find out more: Here

Saturday 10 June 2017

WhatFlying High! show + book signing + guided bird walk with Prof. Sir John Lawton, RSPB Vice-President
Who for: All ages – grown-ups, and families with children aged 5 upwards
Where: University of York, Heslington East campus
When: 10 am
Why: York Festival of Ideas  and the launch of my new book, Flying High!
How much: Free!
Read all about it: Here

Saturday 22 April 2017
What
: Family photography workshop
Who for: Children aged 7 to 13, plus an accompanying adult
Where: Treasure House and Art Gallery, Beverley
When: Workshop 1: 11am – 12.30; Workshop 2: 2pm – 3.30pm
Why: To coincide with Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
How much: £5 per child
Book your tickets: online  or on 01482 392699

Family Photography Workshop in Beverley

Family Photography Workshop in Beverley

Saturday 10 December 2016
What: Seasonal stories in rhythm and rhyme. Lots of joining in. Lots of giggling.
Who for: Families
Where: Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue, York
When: 10.15, 11.15, 12,15 and 1.15
Why: Tang Hall Big Local Festive Make & Take
Read all about it: Here

Some of the children who created and performed story poems at the Tang Hall Big Local Festive Make & Take day.

Some of the children who created and performed story poems at the Tang Hall Big Local Festive Make & Take day.

Tuesday 1 November 2016
What: ‘Flying High!’ Discover Britain’s birds in laughter, rhythm and rhyme
Who for: Adults interested in birds.
Where: St Olave’s Church Hall, Marygate Lane, Marygate, York
When: 7.30pm
Why: York Ornithological Club meeting (Non-members welcome)

Saturday 15 October 2016
What: Community poetry writing event
Where: St Nicks Environment Centre, York
Why: Part of St Nicks Autumn Fayre
Read all about it: Here

Me, Ivana of St Nicks and the two complete acrostics

Monday 1 August 2016
What: ‘The Birds and the Bees’: Our feathered and flying friends in laughter, rhythm and rhyme
Who for: Families with children
Where: The White Rose Rotunda (A Big Tent in central York, near to M&S)
When: 11am to 4pm (= the whole day’s family activities)
Why: Part of Yorkshire Day Festival raising money for the Lord Mayor’s charities
Read all about it: Here

Saturday 11 June 2016
WhatFlying High. Poems and stories all about birds – with me and storyteller Catherine Heinemeyer
Who for: Families with children aged up to 12
WhereYork Theatre Royal (upper foyer)
When: 12.15 and 1pm
Why: Part of York Theatre Royal’s Little Feet Festival
Read all about it: Here

Catherine Heinemeyer and I performing Flying High at York Theatre Royal

Catherine Heinemeyer and I performing Flying High at York Theatre Royal

January 2016
What: York Literature Festival programme launch party
Who for: Grown-ups
Where: Basement Bar, City Screen, York
When: 8pm
Why: Run-up to York Literature Festival
How much: £4 – on the door
Read all about it: Here

 

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