The Bard of Windmill Hill  - Word Wizardry - Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014
Welcome to the website of the Bard of Windmill Hill: 
poet, award winning storyteller, satirist, lyricist, social commentator, 
workshop facilitator and speaker. 
I am the creator of Word Wizards Cabarets 
and have been poet in residence of Lansdown Cabaret 
(Bristol's best and longest running variety show) since 2008. 

I am available to perform at festivals, cabarets and other public events. Enquiries from private parties, WIs, Probus groups etc are also welcome. 

I offer:
  • one-man shows 
  • Word Wizards Cabarets
  • writing and performance workshops for schools, festivals or other organisations
  • bespoke cabarets with other performers (including circus acts, musicians, magicians, comedians, dancers)
  • master of ceremonies 
  • walkabout entertainments
  • bespoke poems for special occasions or promotions 

Contact me at
or call 0117 9665514 / 07957 147464

Comments from a recent school visit:

"We have been doing performance poetry and plan to return to it in a few weeks, so your activity fitted perfectly. We will refer back to your teaching when we revisit this skill."  S Rowe, Year 3 teacher, Bridport Primary, 2017 World Book Day workshops...and children said: "I was really hooked", "He inspired me", "Tone of voice and facial expressions made us laugh", "I liked the fact that the audience could join in". 

    War and Peace

In times of war and times of peace,
Austerity and plenty;
How can meanings find release
When words themselves are empty?

Post-truth, half-truth, make believe;
Any fool can make an entry
When what is real and what is false
Is no longer elementary.

Fake news designed to aggravate
A cancer riddled media
Replaces our old fourth estate
With stories ever sleazier.

While in the whitest White House yet,
The King of Spin grows fatter, 
As all his pawns, steeped deep in debt,
Applaud his latest patter.

And in this warring time of peace,
Now truth has lost its sentry,
The poor suffer what they must
While the rich bask in their plenty.

Here is a link to a short extract from a recent cabaret:

Photo of the Bard by Paul Bullivant
at Bristol Festival of Literature, 2013      

"Some poets make you laugh, some make you cry, and some make you think. 
Not many can do all these things."  Mike Abrahams, sponsor of Bristol Vegfest    

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