Some of the major venues where Paul has appeared at as an individual performer:


Manchester: Royal Exchange, Urbis, Contact Theatre, Greenroom, Embryo, MMU, Manchester University

Preston: The Poetry Cafe & The New County Arms Arts pub

Leeds: Leeds University & Wicked Words

Merseyside: The Everyman Theatre, the Cathedral Cafe, Liverpool University, John Moors University, Flying Picket and the Scouse House, New Brighton

Lancaster: Lancaster University & Spotlight Club

Oxford: Ruskin College

Bolton: Octagon Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Little Theatre, Albert Halls, University of Bolton, various schools and many pubs and clubs.

Others: Newcastle-upon-Tyne University; Stockport Art Gallery; Oldham Library; Newquay Library; the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal; Red Shed Readings in Wakefield.

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He's appeared at several events overseas and ran workshops at the International Poetry Festival in Bordeaux, France in 2006, 2007 & 2008.

Paul has been a guest at various festivals across the UK one of the most unusual was reading poetry at various parts of the Rochdale canal and on a horse drawn barge in August 2012.


He was commissioned to organise and run the World Book Day 2008 event at Bright Books in Rochdale which had Anjum Malik as the main guest and organised and ran Kulture Klub at Hopwood Hall college in Rochdale.


In 2007 he was invited to and performed to great acclaim at Gujarati Mushaira (a poetry festival) at a Muslim community centre in Bolton - film of the event can be seen on the Video section of this site.