December 3, 2016

Seen And Now Heard is a spoken word and performance poetry project for children and young people from lower income areas. If you want all the fine detail, you can go to our Facebook page of the same name. In the meantime, I thought it might be helpful if I spoke about...

December 1, 2016

Yesterday I was on national television for the first time.

Well...technically that's not true. I was previously on Channel 4's Bouncers. I was a drunkard in a home made Batman costume being manhandled by the staff of Clacton's most depressing (and only) nightclub. Anywa...

September 21, 2016

I've never felt like a grown up. People tell me this is a common feeling. There's this slowly dawning realisation that all adults, including yourself, are just kids who got taller and learned to hide their curiosity, silliness and excitement better than before. But eve...

September 14, 2016

When should an artist work for free? 

"Never." This is what I hear a lot, especially from other artists. But is this always feasible? Is there paid work out there? Whether or not it is right or wrong, we live in a society that does not value art  and artists at the same...

September 9, 2016


Yesterday we launched Poetry in Commotion. This event, a collaborative effort from Poetry to Succeed and the Foundation for Essex Arts, saw a plethora of poetic talent descend on Basildon's Towngate theatre to share their words. In an age of sound bites, snapcha...

August 31, 2016

We teachers do not use the same calendar as humans. Your calendar may run from January to December, but our one runs from September to July. August is a blur. Yes we've heard it all before, we get paid for sitting on our butts and watching day time TV for six weeks. (T...

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