I am the Bard of Windmill Hill:
poet, storyteller, satirist, social commentator, 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 Priddy Folk Festival.
I am available to perform at festivals, cabarets and other public events. Enquiries from private parties, WIs, Probus groups etc are also welcome.
List of Services:
- one-man shows, which have recently sold out at Star Anise arts cafe in Stroud and Yeovil Literary Festival
- writing and/or performance workshops for schools, festivals or other organisations
- organisation of bespoke cabarets with other performers including: circus acts, musicians, magicians, comedians and dancers
- master of ceremonies
- walkabout entertainments
- bespoke poems for special occasions or promotions - see commissions page
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
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
This book is available directly from me.
Send £9 (to include P & P) to
3 Somerset Terrace
Bristol BS3 4LL
Or buy it at the Arnolfini Bookshop
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Photo by Paul Bullivant - paulbullivant.co.uk
at Bristol Festival of Literature, 2013
My Word Wizards Cabarets have featured at various venues including
The Colston Hall, Bristol's premier theatre.
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 Folk Festival,
Bristol Poetry Festival,
Cheltenham Poetry Festival,
Festival of Chichester,
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,
Unearthed In A Field,
Warwick Folk Festival,
Wirral Festival of Firsts,
Yeovil Literary Festival
and lots of smaller venues
"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
See events page for what is coming up.