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Writing & Performance

7 Days – The Story of Blind Dave Heeley

COMING SOON! This new film from Pixel Revolution is a moving and powerful short drama soon to be released. It tells the true-life story of Brummie legend – blind marathon runner, Dave Heeley.

Delighted to be in the cast of this inspiring film,  Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend @ Bull’s Head, Kings Norton

Good to be back here at Spoken Trend, compered by the wonderful Tom McCann, with the chance to ‘strut my stuff’ in the open mics. Headliners Black Country star R M Francis and former Derbyshire Poet Laureate Matt Black both… Continue Reading →

Birmingham Literature Festival Meet Up

Excited to showcase an extract from one of my latest memoirs at this event on the first day of the Birmingham Literature Festival, 2018.  Continue Reading →

Room 204 @ Edmunds Brewhouse

I always enjoy these Room 204 events – the chance to share new work-in-progress with fellow writers, poets and novelists and share some great poetry and short fiction, either newly published or in the making.  Continue Reading →

Stirchley Speaks

@ Artefact, Stirchley…always love the open-mic slots at Stirchley Speaks. This month featured talented headliners Hannah Ledlie and Tehilah Henry who are both making names for themselves on the circuit.  Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend

It was great to share the same stage tonight as local legend, performance poet Spoz, and rising star Hannah Swings. They were joined by the Birmingham Uni Slammers, fresh from winning the top awards at the national UniSlam 2018. Continue Reading →

Room 204 @ Edmunds Brewhouse

I started the New Year experimenting with some new material and polishing up some spoken word pieces at a reunion with fellow writers in the Room 204 cohort. We performed our work in our usual haunt to an invited audience… Continue Reading →

Slum Songs in the Sun – BBC Radio 4 Extra

Brilliant to discover that Slum Songs in the Sun is back on the BBC – this time on BBC 4 Extra. I first wrote this in 2014 and it has been repeated several times over the last few years. Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend / The Ort / Grizzley Pear

I had the opportunity to strut my stuff on the open-mic floor with some excellent spoken word artists, in some of the best Spoken Word gigs in South Birmingham. Continue Reading →

Literary Allsorts – Library Theatre

At Birmingham Lit Fest October 2017 I was delighted to read my work on stage with a bunch of fabulous emerging writers from the Room 204 development programme at Writing West Midlands. This early evening show in The Studio Theatre… Continue Reading →

Woman on A Sofa – Reflex Flash Fiction

It was great to be selected as a ‘favourite’ for Reflex Flash Fiction competition this summer and see it published, especially as I am still a newbie to flash fiction as a form. Click here to read the story online…. Continue Reading →

The Last Word – Popshot Magazine

Thrilled to announce that my short story The Last Word is now published in Popshot Magazine – a beautiful illustrated literary magazine that promotes stories, flash fiction and poetry from ‘the literary new blood’. They publish bi-annually and my story… Continue Reading →

Poetry: Open Mic, Theatre and Film

Poems, poems, poems all around…I am currently surrounded by poems I am reading, writing and performing, whether it be at a variety of open-mic gigs in South Birmingham, performing with talented muscians in Journey of Childhood (a show to raise… Continue Reading →

Slum Songs in the Sun – BBC radio 4

It was great to hear this story of mine back on the air – two years after the first broadcast. Continue Reading →

A Career in Accompaniment – Chez Nous review for V Press

Here’s a snap of one of my blogs for V Press….in July, 2016 A Career in Accompaniment by Alex Reed draws us into an intimate experience of caring for a lover that leaves your palate aching for tea – strong,… Continue Reading →

Hometown – Chez Nous Review for v press

Really enjoyed writing a Chez Nous review for V Press‘s launch of ‘Hometown’ by Carrie Etter… Hometown by Carrie Etter is flash fiction so charged with repressed emotion that you’ll want time to savour all its layers. Set in the… Continue Reading →

SAFE – “No 6″ – London (So & So Club)

This was a great opportunity to help give an outing to my full-length play SAFE in the elegant James Roose-Evans Room at No 6, Frederick Place – an Arts Hub in the city of London, a stone’s throw from Bank… Continue Reading →

Elephant on the Plane @ Birmingham Fest

Good to have one of my ‘shorts’ in Birmingham Fest 2015 at The Blue Orange Theatre in the Jewellery Quarter. The play was one of a programme of shorts selected by local writers as part of Shorts 3 – a… Continue Reading →

Lost in Time – Jump Start @ The Malvern Cube Worcester

My short play Lost in Time tackles the complexities of a mother and daughter relationship in the face of Alzheimers. It came to life on stage at The Malvern Cube thanks to Jump Start in association with Worcestershire Arts Partnership…. Continue Reading →

Waterfall Glory – Sampad Arts

London, November 2014 I was thrilled to attend the High Commission of India in London as one of the winning writers selected for South Asian arts Company Sampad’s international writing competition Inspired By My Museum 2013-14. The poem Waterfall Glory was inspired… Continue Reading →

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