March 26th: Guest Performance: Jackanory at Wakefield Westgate Studios. Event
Lovely, chilled out Jackanory. Carol was honest, frank & had us in giggles. (Halima Mayat)
Feb 25th: LGBT History Month Event, Millennium Gallery Sheffield; with Clare Summerskill and Grace Petrie. Event
Poetry @ The Parsonage, Haworth in association with WORD CLUB Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July
March 23rd: Queer Forum Event Manchester. Performed a 20 minute set of my 4 star reviewed (BroadwayBaby) 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show Finding Me (Take Me As I Am)
Ralph’s Life (@fruitbatwalton):
The @sthelensarts brought @Chakracaz & @JB_Barrington to perform in @STHLibraries – so Ralph went and wrote about it
June 18th: Performing at Greater Manchester Fringe preview evening at Joshua Brooks Manchester,
April 25th: Performed a short set at Love Comes First, Imperial Buildings, Rotherham.
March 28th: Site Gallery, Sheffield. Performed as part of Rory Pilgrim’s end of month long residency; ‘Words Are Not Signs. They Are Years’
Retweeted Site Gallery (@site_gallery):
“A spectacular performance from Carol Robson. Fresh from her critically-acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh Fringe appearance, Carol’s specially-crafted performance for this event thoroughly engaged the audience with tales and poems reflecting on her incredible journey through life and her experiences”
Ticket Link and event details
Carol Robson at Away With Words – Union Mash Up Hull performing her homage to the NHS on Thursday 15th January 2015
open micer and audience comment “the guest was sublime and so honest”
Dec 21st: Performance supporting Bland Aid, The Crescent, Salford
Dec 6th: Charity Event Stockton-on-Tees.
Dec 4th: One of the headliners at Spoken Weird, Bar Up Halifax. https://www.facebook.com/events/1496466100636742/?fref=ts
Nov 21st: Performing at the rally Student Union Sheffield University after Reclaim The Night walk.
November 13th: Guest slot Words V Music, Montpellier CafeBar Manchester.
October 17th: Finding Me(Take Me As I Am) headlining Music and Poetry night at Three Minute Theatre Manchester, part of the Afflecks and Northern Quarter music and Poetry Fest: Facebook event
October 12th: Manchester… one of the headliners at TSG https://www.facebook.com/events/757020821028792/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
July 31st-August 10th: The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Venue: The Newsroom Downstairs Bar: Finding me (Take Me As I Am) July 31st, Aug 1-4 Aug 6-10
Edinburgh Fringe Review
July 27th: Buxton Free Fringe show 7-7:45pm poetry duet with Matt McAteer
July: Buxton Festival Fringe
July 5th: Greater Manchester Fringe at Taurus Bar and Restaurant Canal St.
June 18th: performing ten minute snippet from my show at the Greater Manchester Fringe launch party at the Kings Arms Salford.
June 14th: Peace In The Park Sheffield. https://www.facebook.com/events/643269209063577/?fref=ts
Performing on the Community Stage 12.30pm
Reading in the Healing and Creativity Area: 2pm
May 26th: NewFound Festival, part of the Belper Arts Festival. http://www.newfoundfestival.net/
April 12th Manchester; Performance of Finding Me with guests Steph Pike and Anna Percy
The Three Minute Theatre
March 6th 2014: Performing my set Just Saying How It Is at the Packhorse Gallery Huddersfield for Tea and Tarts WI-Huddersfield.
February 14th: Rock and Romance Rotherham Trades Club.
February 6th: LGBT History Month Bradford City Hall
November 13th. Guest performer at Incite Poetry Night, Phoenix Artist Club. London.
November 9th Wharf Chambers Leeds. Performing at No Border/Reach Out Benefit https://www.facebook.com/events/601938359869217/
October 19th Ladyfest Leeds; Wharf Chambers Leeds performing ‘Finding Me’ An hour with Carol Robson, her life and how her poetry reflects this
Photo from my performance at Ladyfest Leeds
[Retweeted YUSU Women’s (@YUSUWomens):
October 16th Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe (4th – 20th October)
Performing my one hour set ‘Finding Me’ An hour with Carol Robson, her life and how her poetry reflects this, plus Q&A
more details from Festival Programme https://carolrobson.com/2013/08/10/1013/
October 8th I’m doing a slot of Poetic Comedy at the Kings Arms Salford; Amuse-Bouche an evening of poetic comedy at the UK Women in Comedy Festival
Sept 17th Loose Muse Anthology Launch Manchester. Thomas Restaurant and Bar…reading my 2 poems from the anthology and a selection of my other poems.
Sept 13th: Preview of my Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe show ‘Finding Me’ at The Harland Cafe Sheffield, supported by Chella Quint and Sarah Thomasin.
Sept 8th: Reading at the live performance stage, Art in the Gardens, Botanical Gardens Sheffield.
Sept 7th: One of the featured poets appearing at The Poetry Picnic event at The Orangery Wakefield between 2-4pm.
August 4th: Reading at the local Arthritis Care Charity event at The White Eagle Club Stafford.
Doncaster Pride June 29th
‘Cabaret Tent Blurb’ http://www.doncasterpride.co.uk/pride-2013/crystals-cabaret-tent.html
(A published author of poetry. Her book Words of Darkness and Light is both refreshing and inspired. Carol brings life to light (and dark) with her wordplay, humour and glorious insight. Carol is a welcome return to Doncaster Pride)
June 27th: 10 minute slot at
Feedback from the event organiser;
“Wow, what a great finale to my events for the festival!! A wonderful, inspiring and dizzying night. A big thank you to Stirred Poetry who structured the bones of the night so effectively and to the readers who put beautifully disturbing flesh on them: arrestingly alive and inspirational Rosie Garland, fragile yet vast Nixy West, illuminated traveller Marianne Daniels, moving and vivid Sarah Miller, riotous fun and sharp honesty from Carol Robson, fluid dream Rebecca Audra Smith and goosebump generating voice and words of Anna Percy. Also a big thank you to the fantastic audience and Albert Club”
June 17th: Guest slot at Stirred Poetry event ‘Stirred June’ 3 Minute Theatre (3MT) Manchester.
Monthly feminist focused poetry event with guests and an open mic.
This month we have Carol Robson and Tony Sheppard https://www.facebook.com/events/143743605818151/
June 5th: Spire Writes Chesterfield presents Steph Pike and Carol Robson
In full flow, performing at Spire Writes, White Swan in Chesterfield
June 1st 2013. Performing a set called ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’ Hidden Perspectives at the Sheffield Workstation http://hiddenperspectivesfest.wordpress.com/festival-2013/participants/carol-robson/ (I’ve been asked by LaDIYfest Sheffield in conjunction with Sheffield University to perform a poetry set which challenges the biblical narratives and challenge homophobia and hetero-normative assumptions found in mainstream readings of the Bible and indeed scholarship)
My interview for Hidden Perspectives http://hiddenperspectives.org/2013/05/10/carol-robson-interview-by-aysha-musa/
This performance included poetry around Sodom and using Yorkshire dialect words in parts of this piece and called it Sod’Em…. David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, God revels in Diversity and other poems called Hypocrisy. Born This Way and Love Transcends.
I also did a gay perspective of a 16th century painting of The Last Supper with tongue-in-cheek humour
So here is just part of my set, Gay Biblical Whispers. My Interpretation of The Last Supper: http://youtu.be/UoFf7Dy_jgo
Carol Robson – Gay Biblical Whispers
Look, it’s a little taster from Carol’s brilliant performance: http://hiddenperspectives.org/2013/06/03/carol-robson-gay-biblical-whispers/
Review of poetry performances at Hidden Perspectives Festival
( Sarah Thomasin, Carol Robson and Sally Jenkinson were truly captivating, their passion and dedication to the craft was evident within each performance. Skilfully they all caused ordinary words to take on extraordinary messages, speaking to the audience on such a personal level that many commented that the performances were ‘a transformative experience’.) http://hiddenperspectives.org/2013/06/16/recapping-the-festival-poetry/
May 24th: Troubling Gender-The Question of Multiple Identities conference University of Sheffield. http://troublinggender.wordpress.com/
I’ll be presenting and reading on how I use poetry to highlight LGBT issues.
May 5th: Guest slot at Words V Music, The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester.
April 11th Sheffield University Launch Event for Hidden Perspectives I performed a taster of ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’
Human Book at Living Library event Devonshire Library Buxton Campus University of Derby March 14th 2013
Poetry reading at International Women’s Day event (Role Models) Sheffield Town Hall March 9th 2013
Reading at the Poetry in Pictures Exhibition Riverside Gallery Rotherham February 2013
Six poems exhibited at Rotherham LGBT History Month exhibition, Old Market Gallery February 2013
Appeared at many open mic events around South Yorkshire , North Derbyshire and Manchester.
Book Launch Cupola Art Gallery Sheffield November 2012
Commissioned by Age UK to write and read a poem on the theme of Celebrating Age for their World Cafe event held in the Royal Festival Hall London on Oct 2nd. 2012. This poem was subsequently printed and given to participants of the European Voices for Active Ageing World Cafe event held in Strasbourg on Oct 30th 2012.
First poet to appear at Doncaster Pride in 2012
Poetry readings Rotherham Fringe Old Market Gallery Rotherham Nov 2011
LaDIYfest Sheffield Nov 2011
Poetry Performance on life performance stage Art in the Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Gardens Sept 2011
I ran a LGBT poetry workshop at the LGBT International Human Rights conference in Cardiff 2011.
I have previously appeared at a Student Union LGBT event Calderdale College using poetry to explain some of the issues for the LGBT community