Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Reading at Wordplay - 5th January 2010

I am reading at Wordplay on 5th January 2010, alongside some great poets and musicians - really looking forward to it! Kirsten Irving and John Stone, in particular, are really interesting, innovative poets who I respect greatly. This is guaranteed to be a good night.

Time: 7pm - 11pm

Location: The Good Ship, KilburnStreet:289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Days of Roses comes to Shoreditch. Boom!

I am reading at another Days of Roses event on 15th December at 2 Blind Mice, 3 Ravey Street, EC2A 4QW (Shoreditch). The event kicks off at 7pm.

Days of the Roses is one of the most exciting new poetry events in London at the moment. Declan Ryan, a great poet in his own right, showcases the best poetry coming out of the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Masters Programme as well as a range of other musicians and poets.

The pick of the musicians playing is Robert McCracken: http://www.myspace.com/robertmccrackenmusic
Recently my poem 'Ultrasonic Mouse Deterrent' was commended in The Bridport Prize. Over 7000 poems were submitted so this is a real honour. For further information go to the following link: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I will be reading at Declan Ryan's brilliant Days of The Roses event, Wednesday 24th (runs 7pm -11pm) at Filthy McNasty's Whiskey Cafe, Amwell Street, Islington. The other readers are Sofie Mayer and Lesley Saunders. I look forward to seeing you there. Oh, don't be put off by the tough edge title of the venue, it's more of a genteel loungebar that likes to talk tough........


Sunday, 24 May 2009

The Sampler Goes South (Poetry Event with open mic)

Simon Barraclough at Museum of London Docklands, 2nd May, 2009
Loads happening right now. The second event as part of The Sampler series is taking place on 28th May at The Admiral Hardy, 7 College Approach, starting at 7pm with yours truly hosting.

The line up includes the linguistically versatile Joe Duggan; the devastatingly fashionable and erudite Jack Underwood; the highly talented and eclectic Heather Phillipson; the electrifying Helen Mort and the smooth talking Tamsin Kendrick.

See more details at: http://www.thesamplerpoetry.co.uk/page3.html

There will be a brief open mic but please turn up early if you want to read.

The last Sampler at the Museum of London Docklands event went really well with a more than decent crowd for a hot Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Roddy Lumsden, Isobel Dixon and Simon Barraclough.

Other news:

I have been recorded reading poetry as part of Alex Pryce's brilliant Poetcasting project - one of the best audio archives of poetry out there:



I am one of the poets to feature in the Penned in the Margins City State: New London Poetry edited by Tom Chivers. The launch on Thursday showcased some of the most exciting poetry in the capital:


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Sampler @ Museum in Docklands

Saturday 2nd May 2009

Venue: Wilberforce Theatre, Museum in Docklands
Time: 16:30 pm - 17:30 pm
Admission: Free
Featured Poets: Isobel Dixon, Simon Barraclough and Roddy Lumsden
Hosted by: Christopher Horton

What better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon than listening to the scintillating verse of three of the most gifted contemporary poets living in the UK today?

On the doorstep of Canary Wharf, The Museum in Docklands is in close proximity to a range of bars and caf├ęs for you to enjoy before and after this new and dynamic poetry event. So come along, tune in!

To confirm via Facebook: http://http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=77360341090&ref=mf

Event Information on the Sampler website: http://www.thesamplerpoetry.co.uk/page5.html

Shuffle @ Poetry Cafe

I am reading at The Shuffle on 25th April at the Poetry Cafe alongside Julian Stannard and Maggie Sullivan. Starts at 7.30.

It is fab to be asked back to what has to be one of the best poetry events in London right now.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

March of the Mad Hatter - Statellites Talking

Satellites Talking presents March of the Mad Hatter.

Saturday 21st March 2009 @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL. 7:30pm - 12am. Nearest Tube: Farringdon

*Come, join us down the rabbit hole on a Spring evening in March as Satellites Talking presents a Wonderland celebration of curious and curiouser poetry, comedy and melody...*

Featuring the wonderful March madness of ~ Tim Clare, Christopher Horton, Dirty Dwellings, Jasmine Ann Cooray, Gabi Garbutt and The Breadstealers ~ (unplugged). PLUS! Serving up the same Mad Tea- Party treats as usual; a trestle table of good music, drinking and dancing between the above...

* £4 entry ~ All proceeds to 'Dreams Come True' charity.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Two readings coming up - one as part of the brilliant Satellites Talking on 21st March at the Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, and the other at The Poetry Cafe, late April, as a featured poet for The Shuffle. More details to follow....