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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

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 →

The Mee Club @Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

March – Sept 2016 The Mee Club ran a series of open-mic evenings of true-life storytelling – that were up and running once a month on Fridays @ 8pm at Coventry’s iconic Herbert Art Gallery – as part of their… Continue Reading →

The Mee Club Party

@ the Herbert Art Gallery It was good to see new storytellers share their stories with us at The Mee Club party, after joining us for a spring & summer season of workshops and open-mic performances at The Herbert Art… 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 →

Guest Storyteller @ Waterstones on the Mic

Waterstones, Birmingham – July 2016 I was invited to tell my story The Lion, the Wolf & the Cornershop in the special guest slot of this regular open-mic gig at Waterstones. It was a warm, sultry evening and the audience… 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 →

Flirt Off @ Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

This was our launch show at The Old Joint Stock and as Cat Weatherill blogged on Facebook… “FANTASTIC stories tonight. An unexpectedly pungent lover… taking your surgical aid on a hot date… unintentionally leaving your girlfriend on a train then… 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 →

Hearts & Crosses @ Birmingham Old Rep

“Birmingham’s sensational storytelling collective presents an exciting evening of stories straight from the heart, brought to vivid life, full of love and loss (just in time for Valentine’s Day!)” “Genuinely uplifting” Arts Council England The Old Rep website

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 →

Tantalising Tales

Burbage Community Arts Festival 2015, Burbage In the lovely village of Burbage I joined Flashlight True Life Storytellers to deliver an evening of stories from around the world. The programme included stories from local storytellers like myself and national &… Continue Reading →

World Book Night 2015

It was exciting to be invited to be Guest Storyteller when Crisis celebrated the world of literature at a Special World Book Night event in Digbeth – the heart of the city of Birmingham.
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Digbeth, Birmingham, 11th April 2015 – This was a chance to tell one of my stories alongside other guest storytellers Graham Langley, John Pole and Gavin Young. It was part of Friction Art’s artistic programme aimed at drawing in the… Continue Reading →

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