Gay Biblical Whispers @Hidden Perspectives

Using contemporary poetry I’ll be performing a brand new set ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’ June 1st @Sheffield Workstation

Gay Biblical Whispers pic

Hidden Perspectives: Bringing The Bible Out Of The Closet

Hidden Perspectives is a large-scale pioneering public engagement project that aims to open up interpretations of biblical narratives to underrepresented groups. The project is a jointly organised by Dr. Katie Edwards at The University of Sheffield and LaDIYfest Sheffield.

Hidden Perspectives encourages inclusive discussion on dominant interpretations of biblical texts and narratives found in scholarship and mainstream culture. Working with groups and individuals from range of faith and non-faith backgrounds, this ambitious project aims to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and diversity in which biblical texts can be interpreted.

In 2013 the project will focus on sexuality, gender and the Bible and intersecting issues relating to identity, diversity and representation.

The Recovery Project :

This is another taste of the Transformations project I’m so pleased to be involved with through ArtiPeeps.

The Recovery Project :

3 artists (Ray Bentley, Jeremy Moseley and Hugo Smith) and 3 Poets (Carol RobsonBecca Smith and John Mansell) beavering away on the theme of the mental health issue of  ‘recovery’. The poets and artists have been paired and are each focusing on a particular aspect of recovery. Audio visual artist Shaun Blezard has also written a 15 minute soundscape to accompany the piece. All the separate elements will be completed by the ends of April and will be pulled together into a whole in May. This is all part of the well-being aspect of ArtiPeeps and will feed into a sister site we will be launching called ArtiPeeps Wellbeing which will serve to support the creative mind.

‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 1/4 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)

‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 1/4 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)



George Braque Metamorphoses


February 2013-March 2014


17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses


See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab




 Poems Inspired by Book 2 




Carol Robson, Richard Biddle and Sadaf Fatima