These are some of the things I have been up to, or about to do.
As part of trying new things, I have performed my work in many places, such as: the fountain area in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham; the historical Bantock House; and at both City Voices and Bilston Voices in Wolverhampton, and at events such as Domestic Goddesses.
As a student, I have represented both Wolverhampton and Warwick universities during two Birmingham Book Festivals. I was reader and compère for the Birmingham launch of the University of Warwick’s student anthology, The Draft, at Café Blend as part of the 2011 Birmingham Book Festival, and was also a reader at the London launch of The Draft in July 2011.
I co-wrote and co-performed “A Caribbean Christmas” at Bantock House, Wolverhampton in December a few years ago – 2007 I think. Marcia Calame and Hazel Malcolm were the other two writers and performers, and fellow members of the Black Readers’ and Writers’ Group in Wolverhampton. We had a great time writing and rehearsing the play. At the time, it was my longest performance and in front of my largest audience at the time, and my first paid writing/performance. For these reasons and more, it has a very special place in my memory.