Spoken Word event at UWE

Date: February 9, 2022

Time: 17:30-20:00

Location: The Students' Union, Union 2, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY

LGBT | Performances | Poetry

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Speak For Yourself: LGBT+ Showcase & Open Mic

This second Speak For Yourself event will celebrate LGBT+ History Month at UWE, with a variety showcase of Bristol-based poets and an open mic.

FREE ENTRY for all UWE students and staff

Verve Poetry Festival

Date: February 20, 2022

Time: 13:00-14:00

Location: Verve Poetry Festival, Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB

Performances | Poetry | Spoken word theatre

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Spoken word performance: Dry Season extracts & poetry reading

Join me for a performance of poetry from my debut collection from Verve Poetry Press and extracts from my spoken word solo show Dry Season to launch the UK tour. Expect honest explorations of perimenopausal chaos and musings on societal ideas of age and gender, as well as poems about love, grief and living through both.

In-person and online tickets available at the link below.

Milk Poetry

Date: February 7, 2022

Time: 19:30-21:30

Location: The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

Performances | Poetry

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Milk Poetry presents Strong Bones: The Words That Built Us

Strong Bones is a special Milk Poetry event, celebrating the words that built us up to become the lyrical grown-ups we are today.

SpitFire: Spoken Word. Older Voices. LIVE!

Date: March 13, 2022

Time: 16:30-18:30

Location: The Light Studio, Arnolfini, Bristol

Performances | Poetry

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Spoken word event celebrating the experiences of 40+ women

In collaboration with artist Catrin Osborne's touring exhibition ‘This Is What The Menopause Looks Like’, join me for a special SpitFire LIVE! event celebrating the experiences of older women. Expect an extract of my spoken word show Dry Season, sparkling words from three talented guest poets and the chance to take part in an open mic.
NOTE: This is a FREE event but spaces are limited. Please book your free tickets in advance at the link below.

Courtroom Cabaret

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: The Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8EQ

Performances | Poetry

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Cabaret set

Life is a cabaret! Join me and a bevy of talented performers for a fabulous evening of live(!) in-person(!) performances ranging from spoken word (me) to standup to burlesque

Rainbow Fish Speakeasy

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Location: Online

Performances | Poetry

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A spoken word night for the broken, the beautiful and all their friends.

Hosted by Liv Torc of 'Haiflu' fame, this lovely event includes a headline set from me, a perfromance from Liv, a collaborative audience poem, and open mic spots. Possibly the friendliest night in the South West!

FlushFest Cabaret

Date: May 1, 2021

Time: 19.30 - 21:00

Location: Online

Performances | Poetry | Spoken word theatre

Dry Season

Spoken word performance as part of a Menopause Cabaret!

Created by the Menopause Cafe, FlushFest is the world's first Menopause Festival! I'll be presenting extracts of my show Dry Season in the evening cabaret, alongside a bevy of amazing poets, speakers, musicians and singer-songwriters.

Sonnet Youth

Date: March 18, 2021

Location: Online via Patreon

Performances | Poetry

Social Club Kat Lyons

Sonnet Youth + Raise the Bar join forces for a night of spoken word awesomeness

Poetry, comedy, hip hop and a feature set by yours truly- this night has it all!

Tickets are via Patreon- for only £5 + VAT you can sign up to the GUEST STAR tier via their Patreon below to watch the stream. This price gives you access to 2 shows per month!


Date: April 1, 2021

Time: 20:00 - 21:30

Location: Online via Zoom

Performances | Poetry

SpitFire Insta 2021

Spoken word. Older womxn. No holds barred.

Join your lovely host (me) for another night of incredible intergenerational spoken word poetry featuring internationally recognised headliner and former World Poetry Slam Champion, Kat François, with brilliant support from Lucy English, Brenda Read-Brown and Shaguft K Iqbal. Sit back in the comfort of your own home and celebrate the talent, voices and diverse experiences of older women.

SpitFire is part of my Dry Season project and is funded and supported by Arts Council England

Spork! Xmas Special ft. Craft-D & Kat Lyons

Date: December 18, 2020

Time: 19.00

Location: Exeter Phoenix

Performances | Poetry


The last Spork! of 2020!

Come down for a post-lockdown, pre-xmas pint and one final dollop of delicious spoken-word. Featuring headline sets from myself and chart-topping Craft-D (of Letter to Corbyn fame), support from 2 amazing local artists & live music from the Exeter Railway Band.

This will be a socially distanced seated event in the auditorium. For any additional info, please contact Spork! or The Phoenix.

TICKETS: £8.50 (plus £1.50 booking fee)