BBC World Service – Live Performance and interview

Wonderful live interview with BBC World Service presenter, Anu Anand, followed by a live performance of Room of Mirrors, a poem exploring exile and homecoming. Part of the BBC’s Identity Day, celebrated across the network. Later 32,000 tuned into a Facebook Live Performance of Room of Mirrors and another interview with Anu Anand.    

Rommi Smith and Siobhan Mac Mahon at Inkwell, Leeds

Siobhan Mac Mahon and Rommi Smith (1.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.) an afternoon of Poetry, Jazz and Blues Sunday 10th January 2016 Inkwell (The Old Shoulder of Mutton Pub) 31 Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW Chapel Allerton Leeds  Doors open : 1.00 p.m. 1.30 p.m. Siobhan Mac Mahon and Sabrina Piggott 3.00 p.m. Rommi Smith, Dave […]

Sunday 18th October 2015 @ 4.00 p.m. Putting Poetry In the Frame: Ilkley Literature Festival 2015

Poet and Playwright Rommi Smith, curator Nigel Walsh (Leeds Art Gallery) and Ilkley Literature Festival Director Rachel Feldberg, discuss their involvement in the innovative Creative Case NORTH Explorations project which provided organisations and artists with time and space for experimentation on the theme of the Creative Case for Diversity earlier this year. Rommi Smith also […]

Reading with Don Paterson: Saturday 17th October 2015 @ 2.30 p.m. Halle, Manchester

Don Paterson & Rommi Smith Poets & Players 17 OCT 2015: Saturday: 2.30 p.m. Hallé St. Peter’s40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF Tickets are free but booking is advised Book on 0843 208 0500 Buy tickets online Murdo Macleod Don Paterson Rommi Smith ‘Paterson is simply one of the best living poets in the UK,’ Jackie Kay […]

Friday 16th October 2015 @ 7.30 p.m. Light Night Sheffield: Premiere of Ruskin Film Poems

Starts at 7:30PM Ends at 10:00PM Upper Chapel Norfolk Street S1 2LG Two original poems by award winning poets Tony Walsh and Rommi Smith have been turned into animated videos that will be projected on to the front of the Upper Chapel for one night only. This is a major new commission run by local […]

The Rugby World Cup – Collective Endeavour: a collaboration with Tangled Feet

So excited to be working with Tangled Feet on the project Collective Endeavour. Part of The Rugby World Cup 2015 celebrations, the piece explores the metaphors of rugby in society, celebrating how teamwork and solidarity are key to transforming society. The lyric I’ve written is performed by Northern Broadsides’ actor: Andy Vincent, who features, alongside […]