The Bard of Windmill Hill - Welcome
The Bard of Windmill Hill                      - Word Wizardry - Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014
Welcome to the website of the Bard of Windmill Hill: 
award winning poet, storyteller and satirist. I am also a lyricist, workshop facilitator, speaker and the creator of Word Wizards Cabarets.

In 2014 I was crowned Bristol Storyteller of the Year. I am the only poet to have won this performance based  competition. This year I received a Best Show Award from                                   Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. 

                           Here are some comments from the judges' report: 
                               "well constructed, original and funny" 
                                   "sharp and often unexpected" 
                                       "a real pro... a clever and original voice"

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 [email protected]
or call 0117 9665514 / 07957 147464

I also provide workshops to schools and am a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.
Here are some typical comments:

"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". 

Elements

First came the fire of our desire that moves our lives along
    and so we quest
        and trial and test
            to fashion our own song.

And through the air that we all share to sustain the breath of life
    we transmit our truths
        as we see fit
            to make sense of our strife. 

And water lubricates this life and puts out excess fire
    and is the balm 
        that brings us calm
            whenever we desire. 

And all is earthed, we sensed from birth, to give us gravity
    and to remind us 
        of life's worth
            and set our spirits free. 


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

 "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   


The Bard of Windmill Hill at Priddy Folk Festival 
Word Wizards Cabaret 2016             






              

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