Previous Events.

 

July 20th: North East: one of 5 guest poets at The Stanza, The Exchange North Shields,

Event Jings it’s July already

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July 13th: SHAKEN IN SHEEP TOWN, Skipton. Guest headline along with Genevieve L Walsh

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(It’s a good feeling in a morning when you are still going over what a good night you had and pleased with your own performance, also to sell some books as well.
To remember how good the open micers were, that a fab audiece can make it a special night and seeing that you have put smiles on their faces, it goes without saying my co-headliner Geneviève L. Walsh was her usual brilliant self. Thank you Gill Lambert for a great night at Sheeptown.)

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March 26th: Guest Performance: Jackanory at Wakefield Westgate Studios. Event

Lovely, chilled out Jackanory. Carol was honest, frank & had us in giggles.  (Halima Mayat)

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Feb 25th: LGBT History Month Event, Millennium Gallery Sheffield; with Clare Summerskill and Grace Petrie.   Event

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July 24th: Great Yorkshire Fringe. ‘Just Saying How It Is’  Tickets:
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July 15th – 18th: LFest 2016, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Spoken Word Stage.
LFest line upLFest 2016
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July 14th: Guest poet at Poetry & A Pint, presented by A Firm Of Poets. Cafe Lux Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
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July 2nd:Fringe performance 20 min slot.
Poetry @ The Parsonage, Haworth in association with WORD CLUB Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July
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June 15th. Guest poet at Poems, Prose & Pints in Harrogate.
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April 2nd: 50 fantastic poets are reading in Sheffield to raise money for ASSIST who work with destitute asylum seekers and refugees.
Sponsor me at JustGiving
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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)

2015:

December 20th: Pleased to be one of the four guest poets at the book launch event at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, of Karen Little’s new novella Filled With Ghosts; https://www.facebook.com/events/932884006790784/
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Dec 18th: Taste Eatery, Doncaster. Performing ‘Just Saying How It Is’ (30mins)
Just Saying How It Is. - Taste Dec 18th - Copy
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October 30th: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Performing in Rory Pilgrims ‘The Open Sky’
Performing in The Open Sky performance Van Gogh Museum Oct 30th

The Open Sky performance Van Gogh Museum Oct 30th

The Open Sky performance Van Gogh Museum Oct 30th

The Open Sky performance Van Gogh Museum Oct 30th

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Oct 20th: The Green Room Sheffield: Performing at Dirty Word Poetry: https://www.facebook.com/events/990838267602912/
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October 16th: Women in Comedy Festival, Castle Hotel, Manchester:
Women in Comedy show

Retweeted Loulou Becawawa (@loubecawawa):

@Chakracaz hi-la-rious @thecastlehotel for @womenincomedyuk in ‪#‎Manchester‬ ‪#‎laughlaughlaugh‬ ‪#‎goodtimes‬ http://t.co/y1I6JMU2PK

Women in Comedy FestivalUK Castle Hotel, Manchester

Women in Comedy FestivalUK Castle Hotel, Manchester

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October 4th: Peckham Liberal Club. Performing in Rory Pilgrims ‘The Open Sky’ as part of the final event for Flat Time House – Art Licks Festival Oct 2-4.
The Open Sky 1

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Sept 4th. Quiet Compere Tour. Union Mash Up Hull. Details to follow.
Quiet Compere
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August 5th: Guest headliner at Spire Writes, White Swan Chesterfield. https://www.facebook.com/events/1458580897772048/
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August 1st: Performing/Reading in the Live Literature Tent at Brighton Pride
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July 18th: Performing on Spoken Word stage LFest 2015 Lesbian Festival of Music, Arts and Comedy. Uttoxeter racecourse July 17-20.
July 18th: Performing on the Green Stage at LFest 2015

July 18th: Performing on the Green Stage at LFest 2015

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July 15th: 3pm, Buxton Fringe. Performing/Reading at TheFed event at the Buxton Tap Hotel
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July 4th and 11th. Performing at the Kings Arms Salford. Greater Manchester Fringe. Details to follow.
GMF Flyer 2015
GMF review
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June 26th: St Helens Central Library 7pm. Special Guest supporting JB Barrington.
St Helens gigReviewed

Ralph’s Life (@fruitbatwalton):

The @sthelensarts brought @Chakracaz & @JB_Barrington to perform in @STHLibraries – so Ralph went and wrote about it

http://t.co/38RfKddEGV

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June 18th: Performing at Greater Manchester Fringe preview evening at Joshua Brooks Manchester,

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April 25th: Performed a short set at Love Comes First, Imperial Buildings, Rotherham.

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April 18th: supported some great bands and performers at Creative Rebellion,
The Miners Art & Music Centre, Teddington Rd, Moston, Manchester. Facebook event
Creative Rebellion
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March 28th: Site Gallery, Sheffield.  Performed as part of Rory Pilgrim’s end of month long residency; ‘Words Are Not Signs. They Are Years’

Rory Performance list

Retweeted Site Gallery (@site_gallery):

CarolRobsonPoet@Chakracaz thank you for all your words and ideas Carol, you we’re amazing today! ‪#‎platform‬ ‪#‎rorypilgrim‬

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2015:

March 7th Northern Arts Festival, Sheffield. Details: Programme  Facebook event Northern Art #2
Northern Arts
Twitter: Chris Chapman (@CJ_Chapman):Diverse and interesting performances this evening at @charlotte_tim’s @FestOfDebate ‪#‎NorthernArt2‬ @MoorDeli. @Chakracaz(CarolRobsonPoet) was my favourite
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February 26th: The Basement York. York LGBT History Month event.
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February 21st: performed my 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Show Finding Me(Take Me As I Am) in Sheffield…it will be in the Arundel Room at the Millennium Gallery on the afternoon of Saturday February 21st as part the Friends of Edward Carpenter LGBT HIstory Month event.
Edward Carpenter

Performing my 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show at the Friends of Edward Carpenter LGBT History Month event in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield.

Review

“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”

http://lgbtsheffield.blogspot.co.uk/…/friends-of-edward-car…

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February 3rd: Finding Me(Take Me As I Am) comes to London.
Bar Wotever/LGBT History Month at Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Ticket Link and event details
Headliner at Bar Wotever/Wotever World at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern London Feb 3rd 2015

Headliner at Bar Wotever/Wotever World at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern London Feb 3rd 2015

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January 15th: Guest Performer at Away With Words, Hull.

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”

away with words

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2014:

Dec 21st: Performance supporting Bland Aid, The Crescent, Salford

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Dec 6th: Charity Event Stockton-on-Tees.

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Dec 4th:  One of the headliners at Spoken Weird, Bar Up Halifax. https://www.facebook.com/events/1496466100636742/?fref=ts

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Nov 21st: Performing at the rally Student Union Sheffield University after Reclaim The Night walk.

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November 13th: Guest slot Words V Music, Montpellier CafeBar Manchester.

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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

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October 12th: Manchester… one of the headliners at TSG https://www.facebook.com/events/757020821028792/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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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 Flyer Poster

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/finding-me-take-me-as-i-am-free

Edinburgh Fringe Review

‘The putty-like flexibility of spoken word allows [Robson] to navigate this ever-changing universe with lyrical élan’
http://t.co/pfWrjR5n4M

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July 27th: Buxton Free Fringe show 7-7:45pm poetry duet with Matt McAteer

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July: Buxton Festival Fringe

Finding Me Buxton Fringe Flyer

 

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July 5th: Greater Manchester Fringe at Taurus Bar and Restaurant Canal St.

Finding Me Flyer GMFSmall venue 40 tickets available so get yours early  Tickets £3

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June 18th: performing ten minute snippet from my show at the Greater Manchester Fringe launch party at the Kings Arms Salford.

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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

http://www.peaceinthepark.org.uk/

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May 26th: NewFound Festival, part of the Belper Arts Festival. http://www.newfoundfestival.net/

NewFound

 

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April 12th Manchester; Performance of Finding Me with guests Steph Pike and Anna Percy

The Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade
Oldham St
Manchester
M1 1JG

 

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March 28th: Poets Corner Kings Arms, Salford. Poets Corner Kings Arms Salford

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March 6th 2014: Performing my set Just Saying How It Is at the Packhorse Gallery Huddersfield for Tea and Tarts WI-Huddersfield.

Facebook event

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February 14th: Rock and Romance Rotherham Trades Club.

rock and romance

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February 6th: LGBT History Month Bradford City Hall

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November 13th. Guest performer at Incite Poetry Night, Phoenix Artist Club. London.

INCITE@The Phoenix: Free, LGBT poetry and in house live jazz

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November 9th Wharf Chambers Leeds. Performing at No Border/Reach Out Benefit  https://www.facebook.com/events/601938359869217/

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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

Ladyfest Leeds

[Retweeted YUSU Women’s (@YUSUWomens): Absolutely beautiful poetry from Carol Robson #ladyfest]

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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

“talking about and reading her poetry from her first collection Words of Darkness and Light which reflect the journey she has made to finding herself. Plus some of her latest eclectic poetry”

more details from Festival Programme https://carolrobson.com/2013/08/10/1013/

Fringe poster

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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

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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.

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Sept 13th: Preview of my Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe show ‘Finding Me’ at The Harland Cafe Sheffield, supported by Chella Quint and Sarah Thomasin.

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Sept 8th: Reading at the live performance stage, Art in the Gardens, Botanical Gardens Sheffield.

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Sept 7th: One of the featured poets appearing at The Poetry Picnic event at The Orangery Wakefield between 2-4pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/154835608040567/

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August 4th: Reading at the local Arthritis Care Charity event at The White Eagle Club Stafford.

https://www.facebook.com/events/401244786658555/

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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)

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June 27th: 10 minute slot at ‘Rosie Garland and Stirred Poetry’ at The Albert Club, Didsbury Arts Festival.

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”

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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/

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June 5th:  Spire Writes Chesterfield presents Steph Pike and Carol Robson
https://www.facebook.com/events/141198926066639/

In full flow, performing at Spire Writes, White Swan in Chesterfield

at Spire Writes

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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/

Hidden Perspectives Festivalstarting my 30 minute performance of Gay Biblical Whispers at the Hidden Perspectives Festival

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

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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/

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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.

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May 5th:  Guest slot at Words V Music, The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester.

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April 11th Sheffield University Launch Event for Hidden Perspectives I performed a taster of ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’

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Human Book at Living Library event Devonshire Library Buxton Campus University of Derby March 14th 2013

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Poetry reading at International Women’s Day event (Role Models) Sheffield Town Hall March 9th 2013

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Reading at the Poetry in Pictures Exhibition Riverside Gallery Rotherham February 2013

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Six poems exhibited at Rotherham LGBT History Month exhibition, Old Market Gallery February 2013

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pre-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

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