The Quiet Compere Tour 2014 – Dates

The Quiet Compere as a concept:

The Quiet Compere concept is that I give ten high quality poets, both established and newer to the scene, a performance platform in venues suitable for purpose and organise events and promotion of these events with skill and flair. Introductions of the poets are merely by a name and not a long biog or list of publications. This means that the newer poets to the scene are not shown up as “oh and this is just ….” after the person before has a list of accolades. The audience has the chance to see ten poets at one event with a visible, but subtle, compere. My events have been said to have a “rare and lovely gentleness” (John Darwin). As a compere the organisational side is paramount to me and I do not see the stages of the events as mine to own, but as mine to fill with talented and surprising poets

Dates for The Quiet Compere Tour of the North (with a jaunt into Birmingham) in 2014: (I will post further links for tickets and Facebook Event Pages as they are available).


Manchester – The Three Minute Theatre – Friday 31st January 2014


York – The Cityscreen Basement Bar – Friday 28th February 2014


Birmingham – MAC Hexagon – Friday 21st March 2014


Kendal – Brewery Arts Centre – Saturday 26th April 2014

Liverpool – Blackburne House Café – Friday 30th May 2014

Leeds – Seven Arts Centre – Friday 27th June 2014

Newcastle – The Cumberland Arms  – Thursday 24th July 2014

Blackpool – The Churchill Room, The Imperial – Friday 22nd August 2014

Sheffield – The Shakespeare – Friday 26th September 2014

Lancaster – The Olive Room,The Gregson Centre – Sunday 26th October 2014

Chester – Alexander’s Bar – Monday 3rd November 2014

Stockport – The Blue Cat Café, Heaton Moor – Sunday 7th December 2014


The Quiet Compere Tour is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.



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