Paul's a compère, performer, poet, writer, singer, musician, workshop leader and, more recently, film maker. 

Aug2008Wigan2He's a director of the Bolton's Art Festival - Live from Worktown As well as helping organise the festival he runs a monthly event called Word Cabaret which runs every second Wednesday of the month at Bolton's Socialist Club

In 2014, he founded and co-runs a monthly writers' workshop, called Wood Street Writers, which meets on the second Saturday of every month.

He set up a story reading evening that ran in February 2016.

He runs the irregular, legendary 'Riders' multi-media event at different venues in the North West region - watch out for the next one it's an experience not to be missed.

Throughout the years he has been involved in a variety of Art projects and organisations, though his first love has always been writing, especially poetry, songs and short stories. You can find examples of his work (poems, stories, songs and videos) on this site and at the Optical Busstop website.

He also organises and runs the occasional workshop on subjects as diverse as  writing poetry, performance, film, audio recording, IT, web site building and tracing your ancestors.

Poetry UK
Over the last 16 years he's been heavily involved in the vibrant and growing UK poetry scene and from 2005 to 2011 ran Write Out Loud, a national Poetry Organisation. During this period he instigated and ran various regular and one off events including World Book Day 2008, and the BBC Radio 4 NW heat slam in 2010. He also helped organise and participated in poetry festivals in Bordeaux.

TV and Radio
Paul made several appearances on the notorious Channel 4 TV programme "The Word" with Nat Clare. More recently he was commissioned to write poems for, and appeared on, Sky TV. He's also made contributions to local and national radio programmes and has appeared on regional TV stations.

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Wise Badger Magazine
Paul was an editor and wrote articles for the Wise Badger magazine which started in late 2011. Although a critical success, the magazine had to close after two years due to financial problems. You can see some of the articles Paul wrote for the Magazine here. Topics he covered include: The Thriller, Poetry, Tracing your Ancestors, The Guitar, Literary Figures, Using Movie Maker, Home Recording, Song Writing, Personal Finance, Favourite Walks and 'Necromancy for Beginners'.

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He will also officiate, for a large fee, at Exorcisms, Marriages, Baptisms and Orgies - book him now!

Seriously, he is available for booking - please use the Contact page to get in touch.