This weekend I had the honour of performing on the Soapbox stage and spending a lovely weekend at the FolkEast festival - which you can read more about here. The Soapbox stage is run by Amy Wragg from Get on the Soapbox and it is absolutely wonderful!
Nested in the forest, you follow a trail of homemade dreamcatchers, walk through the huge willow tunnel and into the tent which is made from recycled materials and sustainably sourced wood.
Amy fills her bill with a wonderful selection of local poets and musicians - some of who are veterans of spoken words and other up and coming. I particularly enjoyed watching Dan Clark host the event as I have seen him perform before but not host. Tom the Zengineer brought some hip-hop inspired Buddhist poetry to the stage and it was amazing. Bards Aloud dulcet tones soothed me as he told some lovely stories - watch out for his forest PoetWalks. Meg Burrows and Leanne Moden were wonderful to watch as always and Punk Rock Granny really stole the show. I recommend that you check them out and follow them on social media for updates!
Soapbox stage was one of the nicest gigs that I have done at a festival and everybody was incredibly talented. FolkEast was a great weekend and I really enjoyed spending some quality time with my poet friends. Thank you Amy for having me!