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Twenty


15th January 2019 marked twenty years since my first poetry gig. I’ve been building up to the anniversary for a few months now, spending my evenings alone with the dozens of box files of stuff I’ve collected over the years: flyers, newspaper articles, lanyards, photos. It was been emotional, neither happy nor sad, but just sort of full on. On…

Inn Crowd Blogs #5: The Ship Inn, Levington


Wednesday 7th November, 2018 As I getting ready to leave yesterday I met a bloke called Alan Greening. Alan rather marvellously appeared from a five foot wooden door next to the hearth. It looks like a cupboard door. How long had they kept this white-neared gentleman in there for? Actually it turns out the door was for a staircase and…

Inn Crowd Blogs #4: The Ship Inn, Levington


Tuesday 6th November You find me east of Ipswich this morning at The Ship Inn in Levington. It’s a lovely old boozer: thatched, big hearth with a large woodburner, polished oak L-shaped bar, red-tiled floor, open beams separating different section of the bar room. There’s also a ship’s wheel, resting on the floor and leant against the bar. It’s warm,…

Inn Crowd Blog #3: The Black Horse, Dry Drayton


19th October, 2018 A change of scenery today. I’ve driven about an hour and a half from Bungay, across Suffolk and into Cambridgeshire to The Black Horse in Dry Drayton. As I turned down the lane, at the end of which the pub and a village primary school are situated, my heart swelled. The pub is a beautiful building: freshly decked…

Talking Statues


I was involved in a really interesting project in Norwich this summer. Talking Statues invites writers to write monologues for various statues around the city. People are then invited to scan the code or follow the link and you can listen to the monologue on your phone. I really loved the idea and was delighted when they asked me to…

The Inn Crowd


Down the Pub with Luke Wright Luke Wright is a spit and sawdust wordsmith. He tells inventive and engaging stories, documenting 21st century British life with wit, humanity and panache. He’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you cry, and he might even get a round in. Come and see one of Britain’s most engaging performers where he belongs, spinning yarns…

Frankie Vah comes to London


I’m delighted to announce that Frankie Vah has been snapped up for a three week run at the Soho Theatre in London’s glamorous westend. Come shower yourself in boozy sin and 80s nostalgia with Britain’s drunkest  poet as he rants to pieces Thatcher, the Labour Right, and his own chances of success and happiness. You can buy your TICKETS HERE.…