About Pete

 
Glasto 2010 Poetry

Bio

Pete (the Temp) Bearder is a loop station artist, street performer and spoken word poet whose work has been featured on BBC national and international TV and Radio.  He is a former UK  National Poetry Slam Champion as has performed at over 30 festivals. In 2014 he toured with Slamboree, performing poetry to – and stage diving into – audiences of over 4000 people. In 2015 he did a TED talk in London about his work as a spoken word educator. He has toured in Europe with the British Council and others. 2016 saw the release of his first book Numbered Boxes.

Awards

Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion (2009)

Golden Hammer Award for Services to Spoken Word (2018)

“With groove, humour and combat skills, he rapidly became talk of the town.”
(Rotterdam Buskers Festival)

Reviews

‘with fire in his belly, expert performance skills and a keen sense of mischief, he’s poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas, able to make the depressing enjoyable.’

[Chortle]

 

Glade Stage, Glastonbury

Glade Stage, Glastonbury

‘Challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing’

[The Ecologist]

I left feeling angry and inspired and galvanised’

[The Metropolist]

Touring in Germany

Touring in Germany

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Street Performance in Berlin

Street Performance in Berlin

‘Here he is, documenting the times, here is a true voice for this generation and the next’      [Salena Godden]

Netherlands with Donald Trumpet

Netherlands with Donald Trumpet