Welcome to the website of the Bard of Windmill Hill:

award winning poet, lyrical comedian and stand-up philosopher;
events creator, word weaver, satirist and moments of m
agic maker.  

"Fantastic. Really good fun. Incredible." 

Simon Clark, Festival Director, The Eyes Have It, July 2022

"We have never had a speaker so entertaining. Many thanks."

Jan Osborne, president, Chew Stoke WI, April 2022

I am available to perform at festivals, cabarets and other public events. 

Enquiries from private parties, WIs, Probus groups etc are also welcome.

I am a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Here is a typical comment from a school:

"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... 

and some comments from the children: "I was really hooked", "He inspired me". "The tone of voice and facial expressions made us laugh". 

"I liked the fact that the audience could join in".

Performance clips: 

Here is a film about a man who tried to turn back time.


‚ÄčThe Bard of Windmill Hill shared his euphoria on hearing that

tennis is once again legal.

(Likes and comments appreciated.)


This is a link to a performance at the Redcatch Club on the launch night. 

It offers advice on the process of wooing.


and finally here here is a link to a short extract from a show:


"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 

Festival appearances include:

Acoustic Festival of Britain (three appearances, booked again for 2022), 

Barnstaple Theatre Festival (four times), Bath Folk Festival, Beardy Folk Festival (twice), Beautiful Days, Bristol Folk Festival, Bristol Festival of Literature (many appearances), 

Bristol Poetry Festival (have organised events for this festival), Bristol Redfest, 

Bristol Storytelling Festival, Bristol Vegfest, Buddhafield, Chagstock, 

Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Festival of Chichester, Chippenham Folk Festival, 

Everybody's Reading (Leicester. Three times), Hay Arts Festival, Home Farm Festival 

(3 times), Folk in a Field, The Green Gathering (three times), The Lunar Festival, 

Maryport Literature Festival, New Forest Folk Festival, 

Priddy Folk Festival (poet in residence for three years), 

Shaftesbury Fringe Festival (Best Show Award 2018), 

Stainsby Festival (poet in residence since 2015), Towersey Festival, 

Unearthed in a Field (three times), Warwick Folk Festival (three times), 

Wirral Festival of Firsts, Wychwood Festival, Yeovil Literary Festival (sell out show)

Contact me at [email protected]

or call 0117 9665514 / 07957 147464

PS: I also work as a funeral celebrant. If you are interested in this please see the website at