Previous Feedback on Pete’s Workshops
‘a huge thank you for your responsiveness and participation in Urban poetry events here in Latvia. Thank you for coming here and thank you for sharing your energy, world view and passion for the poetry and stage. It was both a professional and also a personal pleasure for me to work with you.
(Ilze Saleniece, British Council Latvia)
‘I’d like to formally thank you for your contribution to what was an extremely inspiring, engaging and informative day. Attendees commented that your presentation was informative and the information that you shared, very valuable. Your input was immensely appreciated and I’m thankful that you were happy to dedicate your time.’
(Sidel Stewart, OnIt PR)
‘Every one really enjoyed it and ill be using your mic techniques every time from now on’
(Steve Biddle workshop organiser)
‘The pleasure of the spoken word in performance was reawakened’
(workshop participant at RISC)
‘I learned how fantastic the kids are at expressing themselves creatively’
(Teacher at Blessed Hugh Farringdon School, July 2009)
I offer workshops in performance poetry, creative writing, song writing and improvisation. The workshops are design to get people of any age performing their material, to boost confidence and to discover the play and spontaneity in performance and writing. In 2009 I organised The 1001 BPM Slam, a programme of performance poetry workshops in schools and youth centres across Oxfordshire.
I am also part of the (cycle solar) Cyc du Soleil – an exciting new demonstration of low-carbon technology in action. It harnesses both renewable and creative energy to run climate change and sustainability poetry workshops throughout the UK. The workshops are run by established poets, and focus on encouraging young people to write and perform their own environmentally themed work. By involving both audience and performer in the generation of music and spoken word, Cyc du Soleil creates an interactive performance dynamic. From the word go audiences are engaged and participating with their bodies. For more information visit the Cyc du Soleil page on the Hammer and Tongue website.
*Pete is has a current enhanced CRB certificate.