About Pete

Glasto 2010 Poetry

You What?

Mr The Temp (BA, MA P,DF) is a poet, educator, human beat-box and loop pedal artist. His act combines high octane spoken word with audience participation and music to get people bouncing. He has performed at over 20 UK festivals making him as common a sight in a festival field as porter loo. In recent years he has worked with the British Council and been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. He has shared a stage with Stewart Lee and Bill Bailey and also performs spoken word alongside the pyro-circus rave band Slamboree to audiences of 2000 +. In 2014 he did a national tour of his one man stage show ‘Pete (the Temp) vs Climate Change’.


Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion (2009)
BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner (2009)

Pete is one of the first six professional poets to go full time in schools as poetry spoken word educators. Find out more here: http://spokenwordeducators.org/

He is now the UK host for Indiefeed Performace Poetry, one of the richest online archives of performance poetry in the world.


‘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.’


‘Challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing’

[The Ecologist’]

‘I left feeling angry and inspired and galvanised’

[The Metropolist]


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