The Bard of Windmill Hill  - Word Wizardry - Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014
I am the Bard of Windmill Hill: poet, storyteller, educator, social commentator,  lyricist, workshop facilitator and speaker. I have been poet in residence of Lansdown Cabaret (Bristol's best and longest running variety show) since 2008. I'm also poet in residence of the Acoustic Festival of Britain.
I  am available to perform at festivals, cabarets and other events. I also provide writing and performance workshops to schools. 

My Word Wizards Cabarets have featured at various venues, including The Colston Hall for Bristol Folk Festival in 2011 and 2012.
Other festival appearances include
The Acoustic Festival of Britain
Arts in the Park, Bristol
Bath Folk Festival
Bath Fringe Festival
Bristol Festival of Literature
Bristol Poetry Festival
Bristol Redfest
Bristol Vegfest
Chagstock
Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Chippenham Folk Festival
Everybody's Reading, Leicester
The Green Gathering 
Hay Festival of Arts
Home Farm Festival
The Lunar Festival
Pill Music Festival
Priddy Folk Festival
Stainsby Festival
Unearthed In A Field
Warwick Folk Festival
Wychwood Festival
Yeovil Literary Festival 
as well as lots of smaller venues

To listen to the winning story of Bristol Storytelling Slam 2014 click on this link and go to Podcast 2: http://www.edgewayspodcast.com 
 
I offer:
  • writing and/or performance workshops for schools, festivals or other organisations
  • one-man shows
  • bespoke cabarets with other performers including: circus acts, musicians, magicians, comedians and dancers
  • master of ceremonies service
  • walkabout entertainments
  • bespoke poems for special occasions - see commissions page
 
0117 966 5514
07954 147 464
 
Where There's Tea, There's Hope

Some sayings are cathartic;
they go straight to the heart.
And when it's time to stop and think
they nudge us all to start.

It's the verbal panacea,
the all purpose antidote;
it's echoed down the ages:
'Where there's tea, there's hope'.

- an excerpt from the title poem of my      
  current book

This book is available directly from me.
Send £9 (to include P & P) to
3 Somerset Terrace
Windmill Hill
Bristol BS3 4LL 

Or buy it at the Arnolfini Bookshop
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

My favourite accolade: 

"Some poets make you laugh, some make you cry and some make you think. But not many
 can do all these things. The Bard of Windmill Hill is one who delivers in all aspects.”
Mike Abrahams, sponsor of Bristol Vegfest 

Comments on workshops:
"It has been great! Exceeded my expectations... students had fun."
Siobhan Klaus, library manager,
Orchard School, Bristol

"It was great to hear the Year 6 more able writers being really stretched and challenged. Trevor worked non-stop and accommodated the children at every turn. Good value." 
Natasha Jones, English Co-ordinator, 
Churchdown Village Junior School 


A short clip from a recent show:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUwJMBeUrfs     

Photo by Paul Bullivant - paulbullivant.co.uk
at Bristol Festival of Literature, 2013      


                                                                                           
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