Conference, group, corporate & after-dinner entertainment
Looking for entertainment with a difference for your conference, corporate event, organisation or group? Look no further! I perform unique, witty poetry shows to transform your event, and put a smile on your delegates’ faces, whether here in my home city of York, or further afield.
“Excellent - your performance made a significant contribution to the success of our conference” Lotika Singha, SfEP
And here’s a video clip from a ‘Rhymes of the Times 2009’ show, in which I perform ‘Last Orders’, my poem about MPs’ expenses. This poem was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme when the scandal broke, in May 2009.
“Very funny!” “Inspiring” “Immensely enjoyable!” “Made me forget all my aches and pains!” Audience feedback
Let me transform one of your conference meals into a Rhyme and Dine event, a feast of witty words and fine food and wine, with poems tailored to your menu (and, if you wish, to your event), performed between courses.
“Fabulous show! Your words were as luscious as the food!” “Sublime!” “Magnificent!” Conference delegates, University of York
“Thank you once again for helping to make our annual conference such a success. I don't know what people were expecting - if anything - but your poems really gave us a focus. I've had some great feedback!” Conference Organiser, Cambridge Education Group
And why not commission a special poem about your company or organisation for the occasion too? I have been commissioned to write poems by, for example, the BBC and The Clerks, as well as by organisations and individuals for birthdays, retirements etc.
If you’re looking for a stand-alone show, especially if your organisation or company is involved with things eco and green or the natural world, then my award-winning multimedia eco-show Buzzing! (a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe) could be for you.
“Brilliant - a unique, entertaining, informative and amusing take on the world of bumblebees and other garden insects” Professor Dave Goulson, Director, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Butterflies and bees, music and mirth, verse and verve - It’s Buzzing!.
“Beautiful ... A rare combination of imagination and scientific accuracy. Your audience was entranced.” John Millett, Chairman, River Foss Society
After a Buzzing! show, you’ll never look at your garden in the same way again! The show includes the world-first insect discovery I made here in York, and ‘the jewel of York’, a beetle that’s unique to York.
“Fantastic. Brilliant entertainment.” Anne Ryder, U3A (University of the Third Age)