I am a poet, performer, playwright, author and educator.  Also, a singer and songwriter. (see Radio/Music page)

I devise and run Creative Writing and Poetry Performance Workshops for all ages.  I've published three books, of which two are learning resources based on art and objects in the Ashmolean Museum.  I've been performing in the poetry tours at the Ashmolean since they began in 2012 with the Edward Lear bicentenary celebrations. 

Recently I've recorded an EP 'Fins, Wings and Other Things' in order to share my poems and song lyrics with a wider audience.

I like to inspire and educate adults and children using poetry, song, music, dance and visual art (e.g. paintings, photography, drawings, museum objects).  My work takes me into schools, residential homes, business meeting rooms, libraries, museums, theatres, community organisations, bookshops and other venues.  The sessions are lively and fun and include singing, spoken word, dance and script.  Please do get in touch if you'd like me to visit your place to run a workshop.

And if you would like creative input or content written for any type of project, please contact me to discuss.

'Objects in the Ashmolean' is an illustrated art and poetry resource, based on a small selection of objects from the vast collections held at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. This is my third book and I am delighted to share the new of its publication.

The book is available in the Ashmolean Museum shop, also Blackwell's, Oxford and The Book House in ThameIf you are Bicester, it's in Coles Books.  And here it is on Amazon:  Buy online at Amazon
The book is also in Oxfordshire Westgate library.

Glad to share with you the news that my second book:  'A VISITOR TO THE FOREST' is published.  It is a poem designed for performance, based on Paolo Uccello's The Hunt in the Forest.  Suitable reading for: teachers, schools (primary and secondary), families, individuals, drama groups. It covers several subjects on the school curriculum: English, Poetry, Drama, Art, Music, History and Mathematics and brings plenty of opportunities for discussions as well as creativity and fun.
The book is on sale in the Ashmolean Museum shop and Blackwells, Oxford.  Here is a link if you would like to buy a copy online:

A VISITOR TO THE FOREST based on Paolo Uccello's The Hunt in the Forest

My first book 'A FISHY COAT TALE AND OTHER POEMS' has been tried and tested in schools and I find adults enjoy it too - it has been used in poetry/performance workshops for adults, so if you would like to book a fun and lively, interactive poetry session and learn how to write humorous poems, whether for a group of children or adults, a business or individuals looking for inspiration, do get in touch. 

A Fishy Coat Tale And Other Poems is available in libraries, bookshops, including Waterstones and via Amazon.  If you would like to order directly from me and require a greeting or signed copy, please click on the link below.

The book has featured on BBC Radio Oxford.  Take a look at my Radio page and you can see what BBC presenter Sybil Ruscoe has to say about it.

I hope you enjoy browsing the website.  If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

A Fishy Coat Tale

A Fishy Coat Tale - £7.99 inc. P+P

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