Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
utters itself. So, a woman will lift
her head from the sieve of her hands and stare
at the minims sung by a tree, a sudden gift.

Carol Ann Duffy

Welcome! I run poetry sessions and teach acting.

I started the poetry sessions at the start of lockdown 2020 as a response to the sudden loss of human connection we were all experiencing. They are relaxing explorations of poems and other texts, approached from a performance angle. There is no prerequisite to the work other than an open heart, an open mind and a love of the spoken word.

Poetry can help us navigate periods of change, articulate our experience of loss, celebrate new life, a threshold crossed, and give us courage and hope when we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes the right poem comes along and becomes a friend. 

I run blocks of sessions which culminate in an informal sharing with other participants or we can meet for a one-off session. All sessions are currently online.

In addition to this, I run a monthly poetry circle - an informal monthly meet-up for actors and non-actors who would like to share a poem and listen to others. Get in touch if this is of interest. 

Please go to testimonials to find out what people are saying about my work both with the poetry sessions and also as an acting coach

Nature photo by Janelle Lynch. Courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, London.



Drop me a line for more information about my background, the poetry sessions, or for acting coaching. I’d love to hear from you.

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