Jazz 2

About


BIOGS

[Promoters/producers - for general gigs please use biogs and images below, for show-specific copy and images, or if alternatives are required, please see relevant pages or get in touch.]


Short (50 words):

Ben is an award-winning writer, performer and facilitator who has worked in theatres, festivals, schools, colleges and prisons nationally and internationally.

He has created seven touring theatre shows, published two poetry collections with accompanying albums, and delivered numerous workshops with hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds.


Medium (100 words):

Ben is an award-winning writer, performer and facilitator who has worked in theatres, festivals, schools, colleges and prisons nationally and internationally.

He has created seven touring theatre shows and published two poetry collections, with accompanying spoken word albums.

Ben has featured on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra, the World Service and has had writing published by Poetry Review, Route, Corporatewatch, Puppywolf, Tongue Fu and Inc Magazine.

He has facilitated workshops with hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds in partnership with a number of nationally recognised arts organisations. Ben is currently Youth Theatre Director with Collective Encounters.


Long (150 words):

Ben is an award-winning writer, performer and facilitator who has worked in theatres, festivals, schools, colleges and prisons nationally and internationally.

He has created seven touring theatre shows incorporating spoken word, storytelling, theatre, music, beatbox and vocal looping and has produced two poetry collections, published by Flapjack Press, with accompanying spoken word albums.

Ben has featured on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra, the World Service and a variety of poetry podcasts and has had writing published by Poetry Review, Route, Corporatewatch, Puppywolf, Tongue Fu and Inc Magazine.

As a facilitator and director Ben has worked with hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds in schools, colleges, universities, theatres, community centres and prisons. He has worked in partnership with venues and organisations such as Apples & Snakes, Contact, The Lowry, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Literature Festival and Shakespeare Schools Festival. Ben is currently Youth Theatre Director with Collective Encounters.


QUOTES:

“A pure undiluted talent. Concentrated”
Lemn Sissay, MBE

“A poet of political perspicacity and no little wit”
Bookslam, London’s best literary nightclub

“Simply one of the UK’s most charismatic spoken word artists”
Phrased & Confused