May 222024

Shindig Festival (May 25) – Sat. 17:30-18:30 Nautilicious Stage


Brighton (June 01) – One Tree Collective

Bath (June 03) – The Bell Inn (9pm, Free Entry)

Semantrix (June 05) Online Salon + Q&A

Devon (June 13-16) – Taoist Transformation Retreat with George Thompson

Glastonbury (June 21) Crops not Shops Solstice Gathering


Noisily Festival (July 12-14)

Buddhafield Festival (July 19-21)

Secret Garden Party (July 26 -28)


Green Gathering (Aug 2-4)

Bristol (Aug 13) – Grain Barge

Shambala Festival (Aug 23) – Phantom Laundry – Friday night


Love Jam Festival (Sept 6-8)

One Land Festival (Sept 13-15)

Organic Growers Gathering (Sept 27-29)

Dec 252023


This special collaboration with Murmuration Choir is a stage show spectacular to launch Pete the Temp & The Vibe Mechanics’ new album. Expect to laugh, dance, sing and chant.

Live-looping, synth and FX machinery will collide with classical instruments in a mashup of music, spoken word and absurdist theatre

The set dives into themes of madness, philosophy and the Mind, in a poetic and songful carnival of vibes.

‘Fresh, fun and empowering’ (Shambala Festival)
‘Sublimely Nuts’ (Shindig Festival)

Murmuration Choir are a 40-60 voiced contemporary choral project and Bristol’s hottest choir. They bring together musicians, singers and beatboxers for innovative sell out productions.

Pete Bearder is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. Special guest musicians will feature for this event.

Oct 162023

Pete is a spoken word poet, loop station artist and comic whose mission is to incite a spirit of carnival, wonderment and riotous love. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Newsnight and the World Service. He is a former Hammer & Tongue UK Poetry Slam Champion, and has performed in over 15 countries. Expect to laugh, dance, sing and get silly.

‘Fresh, empowering and fun’ (Shambala Festival)

South Wales very own multi-award winning poet and comedienne. Reading from her brand new collection “Chrysalis”. Clare has toured across the UK with poets like John Cooper Clarke. This is a power, funny and deeply loveable gem of Welsh poetry and comedy.
Worldwide Welshman is Liam Rickard, a Welsh singer-songwriter & illustrator on a mission to save the world. This has proven rather difficult, so in the meantime he’s been collaborating with a host of international musicians to entertain audiences around the world with his multilingual musings on modern life.

As a singer-songwriter and novelty-alt-pop artist from North Wales, and Europe’s most underground, unknown & underfunded pan-global party band, he will take us on an exhilarating musical journey with infectious tunes, quirky humour, and multilingual musings on modern life.
Aug 302023

‘Rumi on acid’ – Shambala Festival

‘Fresh, empowering and fun’ –  Shindig Festival

‘Nuts, sublimely nuts’ – Green Gathering

Garden of Madness is a highly engaging and theatrical stage show, combining orchestral harp and poetic lyricism with comedy, loop machines and vocal processors. This is a rapturous journey of song and absurdity that is both cosmic and comic. It speaks directly to lovers of words, music, festivals, philosophy and folk. Sing, laugh, dance and prepare to be enchanted.

Wed 13 Sept –Penryn

Fri 15 Sept – Plymouth

Sun 17 Sept – Totnes

Mon 18 Sept – St Ives.

Pete Bearder is an award-winning spoken word poet, comic and street performer with 20 year of experience performing to broad range of age groups and locations. This is his third stageshow – with his previous show Homer to Hip Hop touring over 60 venues across the UK. Pete is a writer, performer and comic whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. He is a former National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed around the world with organisations like The British Council. 

Emmy Broughton is a Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist, working with a diverse mix of musicians, storytellers, poets, clowns, dancers and theatre companies. Emmy featured on Tallulah Rendall’s sixth album Love Carries Me Home and performed on an album with Moussa Kouyate, Bristol based kora master. Emmy currently works with Tidal Tales, touring schools and libraries in the South West. Recent collaborations include Outlier by Malaika Kegode (Bristol Old Vic 2021-22), Ernie’s Journey by Clementines Live Arts (Rural & National Touring 2021 – 2023) Upcoming collaborations include workshops with Liz Felton and touring with Gnawa player Mohammed Errebbaa.

T.S. IDIOT is a self-taught, self-deprecating and sometimes self-adhesive punk poet. They have warmed up for the likes of Attila The Stockbroker, TV Smith and the Subway Sect – and graced the stages and airwaves of Raise The Bar, Apples & Snakes and BBC Arts. They were shortlisted for the Outspoken Prize for Poetry 2023.

Apr 262023

This is a book about the Psyche, eros, madness, love and ecstatic joy. It has grown out of years of research into the mystical/ psychedelic poetry of various poetic and philosophical traditions. It is an earthquake have been nursing for a very long time.

BUY ONLINE: (Signed / dedicated copies are available for every order)

Huge thanks to Liv Torc Poet Michael Partridge Tom Hirons,The Undercover Hippy and everyone else who has supported this project. The book will be toured nationwide this year, alongside a stage show of the same title and an absurdist and interactive (harp-accompanied) mental resilience workshop called Joyhacks. This will be with the band – Emmy The Harp and Hal Kelly

Mar 152023

Sun April 2nd – Technologies of Enchantment W.Shop & Open Mic (17:00 – 21:00)

A workshop from award-winning author and comic Pete “the Temp” Bearder. How can we communicate heavy issues in a way that brings people in? This workshop is for writers of all abilities and genres who want to develop ninja skills to enchant, provoke and persuade. Pete is a former national poetry slam champion and his work has been featured on national and international radio and television.

& Open Mic, hosted by Book of Lileth

Sat April 8th – Hay Barn Shindig @ Three Hares Organic (17:00 – 23:00)

In a specially adapted set for the Hay Barn Pete and Emmy are collaborating with Al Turno in a fusion of harp, loop machines and experimental spoken word. With support from Florence Pardoe, and DJ Nate Dawg. This is just south of Bristol (get in touch about liftshares on )

Sat April 15th – Performance Lecture on Romantic Poets @ Allfoxton House, West Somerset

This is a one-off show in a one-ff venue. In the former home of William Wordsworth (now a Buddhist commune), this show will be a music discussion of English tradition of mystical poetry. Cars are going down from Bristol. Contact Pete on lifts ()

Wed April 19th – Book Launch Party @ The Jam Jar, Bristol

Its the big night! With support from Jake Blackmore, Sophie Munger & Jack Salt. Garden of Madness is compelling, empowering and absurd. It speaks to the mental health crisis, riffs on mystical traditions and sings of a love of Nature. Expect a one-of-a-kind act of rapture. Laugh, dance and prepare to be enchanted.