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Jane is a professional Actor, Writer and Storyteller who specialises in true-life stories. Based in the West Midlands, she has an MPhil in Playwriting and is a member of Writing West Midlands’ development programme, Room 204. Continue Reading →

Breaking News! 7 DAYS on Discover Films

After winning multiple awards around the world 7 Days is now available to watch on multiple platforms – and since May 2020 it’s now available for free on Discover Film – home of the world’s best short films.
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Making Dreams Come True

It was a delight to help John Street, Director of Free@Last, bring the children’s novel he has written to life! Continue Reading →

pARTy Lines – a Literary Cabaret @ BLF 2019

There was a full-house for our BLF show at The Old Joint Stock Theatre in October. I joined the stage with a terrific line-up of award-winning poets, authors, musicians and playwrights. It was a chance to showcase the talents of… Continue Reading →

7 Days – More Film Awards

Jul/ Aug 2019 – LATEST NEWS
To add to their “Best Short Film’ accolade in LA, now 7 DAYS has won another two awards. The latest is for “The Best Screenplay” at the Indo Global International Film Festival in Mumbai – heart of Bollywood. Continue Reading →

7 Days – The Story of Blind Dave Heeley – Awards & Screenings

June 2019 – Update …This new film from Pixel Revolution is already scooping up international awards! It’s currently on release – at special screenings in the Midlands and film festivals around the world.
I am delighted to be in the cast of such an inspiring short drama. It tells the real-life story of Brumie legend – blind marathon runner, Dave Heeley  Continue Reading →

First Day of Spring

20 March 2019 – It’s here. Spring at last. And prompted by a call-out on the BBC from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, I wrote a poem. They wanted writers to capture the beauty of any observarions of nature… Continue Reading →

Stirchley Speaks @ Artefact

It was a great line up this month at Stirchley Speaks. This ever popular packed-out spoken word event is attracting such a crowd, they now have to choose performers by raffle! That said, I had the chance to have a… Continue Reading →

StoryVibes – Sawdust & Silk

The first StoryVibes of 2019 was held in its new, regular, haunt – Artefact art gallery, in South Birmingham. It was an eclectic mix of stories, spoken word and music, that featured the fascinating storyteller Cindylou Turner-Taylor. She performed Sawdust & Silk, a Cinderella tale set in 1930’s England. Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend @ Bull’s Head, Kings Norton

Good to be back here at Spoken Trend, compered by the wonderful Tom McCann, with the chance to ‘strut my stuff’ in the open mics. Headliners Black Country star R M Francis and former Derbyshire Poet Laureate Matt Black both… Continue Reading →

Birmingham Literature Festival Meet Up

Excited to showcase an extract from one of my latest memoirs at this event on the first day of the Birmingham Literature Festival, 2018.  Continue Reading →

Story Vibes – The Pongo’s Dream

A new kind of storytelling and spoken word fusion – Story Vibes – has come to town.

The brainchild of storyteller Sharon Carr, it had its first launch at The Kitchen Garden Cafe – well-known for storytelling & music in Birmingham, so it was great to be invited to tell one of my favourite true-life stories… The Lion, the Wolf & The Cornershop. Continue Reading →

Room 204 @ Edmunds Brewhouse

I always enjoy these Room 204 events – the chance to share new work-in-progress with fellow writers, poets and novelists and share some great poetry and short fiction, either newly published or in the making.  Continue Reading →

True Life Storytelling @ Kenilworth Books

Having recently performed in a two-hander show with author and international storyteller Cat Weatherill, it was a pleasure to join her as Guest Storyteller at the end of an all-day workshop @ Kenilworth Books in Warwickshire.
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Truth & Truffles – Stoke Golding

Tonight was a chance to perform a set of some of the true-life stories I have perfored over the years in a two-hander 90-min show with author/storyteller Cat Weatherill  Continue Reading →

Stirchley Speaks

@ Artefact, Stirchley…always love the open-mic slots at Stirchley Speaks. This month featured talented headliners Hannah Ledlie and Tehilah Henry who are both making names for themselves on the circuit.  Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend

It was great to share the same stage tonight as local legend, performance poet Spoz, and rising star Hannah Swings. They were joined by the Birmingham Uni Slammers, fresh from winning the top awards at the national UniSlam 2018. Continue Reading →

Room 204 @ Edmunds Brewhouse

I started the New Year experimenting with some new material and polishing up some spoken word pieces at a reunion with fellow writers in the Room 204 cohort. We performed our work in our usual haunt to an invited audience… Continue Reading →

Slum Songs in the Sun – BBC Radio 4

Brilliant to discover that Slum Songs in the Sun is back on the BBC – this time on BBC 4 Extra. I first wrote this in 2014 and it has been repeated several times over the last few years. Continue Reading →

Spoken Trend / The Ort / Grizzley Pear

I had the opportunity to strut my stuff on the open-mic floor with some excellent spoken word artists, in some of the best Spoken Word gigs in South Birmingham. Continue Reading →

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