photo credit – Martin LeSanto-Smith


Interdepence Festival: Visions for Thriving Futures @ Toynbee Hall, London
Words In The City Schools Slam @ Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Leeds International Festival – For Oluwale II @ The Tetley
Leeds Lit Fest, Sheltering Under The Owls Wings @ Broadcasting Place, Leeds Beckett University
Breathe! Virtual Migrants x Numbi @ 2 Degrees Festival
Numbi Arts Festival @ Rich Mix, London
Voices that Shake! Writers Residency @ Primary, Nottingham
Work in Common – Voices That Shake! showcase @ Primary, Nottingham
DiVerse #12 @ Shanti Cafe, Saltburn-on-Sea
Leeds Lit Fest, Northen Book Sale @ Hyde Park Book Club
Decolonise Now! Racial Justice Network @ Leeds Summat
Black Arts World: Slate Weekender, Sheffield
Speaking To The Shelves: Writing the Political @ Leeds Library
Say It With Your Chest #4: BHM Poetry and Party @ Open Source Arts, Leeds
London Literature Festival – Fantastical Futures: Folk Tales from the Earth @ Southbank, London
KIN Winter Social @ Raven Row, London
RJN Intergenerational Activism @ Leeds West Indian Centre
RJN @ Unlearning Racism from a Position of Priviledge
Race & (Dis)Ability – RJN Collective Conversations @ Leeds University
Towards a Feminist Manifesto for Men Of Colour @ Bridget St Ch, Leeds
Racial & Reparatory Justice @ Leeds BAME Centre
Race & Sexuality – RJN Collective Conversations
Young People & Social Change Conference @ Manchester University
Remember Oluwale 50 Events @ various locations, Leeds
RFK Human Rights @ Derby HS/ Falinge Park HS/ Fred Longworth HS/ Abraham Moss Community School
Storymakers Festival @ Leeds Beckett University
First Story Writers Day @ Leeds Beckett University
CERS presents ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ @ University of Leeds
In Celebration of Lee Haigh @ Cafe Evolution, Huddersfield
XRISN @ Strand the Strand, London
First Story Anthology Launch @ Oasis Academy, Lister Park
Bronte Parsonage workshops with Bevan, Haworth
Remembrance Day and Magma 75: The Loss Issue @ Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester


Black Cultural Activism Map Showcase, @ Platform Theatre, London
Healing Arts Festival ‘Our Prayer Is Protest’ @ Brady Arts Centre, London
Mboka Festival, The Gambia
Numbi Arts / Sandele Arts Showcase, The Gambia
Who is Full? @ Free Word Centre, London
Words On Skin @ Wildman Theatre, Ilkley Literature Festival
The Leeds Library Salon: On Freedom w/ Kei Miller & Naomi Sumner Chan
#HealingTheCuts: A Shake! Shakaring @ Toynbee Studios, London
Numbi Arts Showcase: Coming Here, Being Here @ Rich Mix, London
Reparation for Afrikan Enslavement: Beyond National Boundaries @ Birmingham City University
On Whose Terms? 10 Years On… Black British Literature @ Goldmsiths, London
Words In The City Schools Poetry Slam, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Words In the City – Imruh Bakari book launch & in conversation @ Chapeltown Library
RepTheRoad: Shake! Shakaring @ Granville Community Kitchen, London
#RepTheRoad – Voices That Shake @ Brady Arts Centre, London
#RepairAndRebellion: Numbi Fest 2018 @ Rich Mix London
Roads to Freedom @ London Metropolitan Archives
The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March UK, London
Stormy Weather @ The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
#HostileDetainment – Virtual Migrants & TheseWallsMustFall @ HOME, Manchester
@ Rainbow Junction, Leeds
Resisting policing and racial injustice, with Kathleen Cleaver @ Big Western, Manchester
Fighting Sus Showcase @ Brady Arts Centre, London
Remember Oluwale/ Leeds Black Film Club presents Blacks Brittanica @ Seven Arts


Skin Deep: POC and Climate Resistance @ #2DegreesFestival, Toynbee Studios
Remember Oluwale + Mama Dread @ Leeds West Indian Carnival
Red, Gold, Green & Blues @ Roscoe Church, Leeds
Carnival Word Junction @ Reginald Centre, Leeds
#MovementMedicine: Shake the System – Voices that Shake! @ Brady Arts Community Centre
#StatesOfViolence: Healing the Cuts – Voices that Shake! @ Brady Arts Community Centre
I Am Not Your Negro @ Hyde Park Picture House
Racial Justice Network @ Leeds West Indian Centre
INOSAAR Reparations Conference @ We Are 336, London
Shake! @ DIY Cultures Fair, Rich Mix,  London
Lefty Caligari: Premieres @ Holmfirth Film Festival
National Writing Day: Writers on Writing @ Leeds Beckett University
Windows of Displacement @ SOAS + WY Playhouse & RJC Dance, Leeds
Numbi Festival 2017: Cross Currents – Diasporic Wandering @ Premises Studios/ NR Studio/ Rich Mix London
The Mangrove Nine: Remembering Darcus Howe @ Leeds West Indian Centre
Writing Futures @ Bradford Literature Festival
Wandering Abroad: Remember Oluwale @ Roscoe Church, Chapeltown
With Children: The Child as Collaborator and Performer @ Leeds Beckett University
Windows of Displacement @ SOAS, London
Remembering Christopher & David: Conversations In Black History @ Leeds WI Centre
Generation Revolution @ Leeds Black Film Club, RJC Dance
Launch of The Lefty Caligari Arts Foundation @ Huddersfield Lit Festival
The Write Stuff Poets @ Huddersfield Literature Festival
Comedy, Poetry +Protest: Leeds Tidal Fundraiser @ Leeds University


Shake! @ Allied Media Conference, Detroit, USA
Detroit Allied Media Conference Skillshare @ Stuart Hall Library
#BreathingOut – Shake! Showcase #7 @ Rich Mix, London
Picture the Poet Conference @ National Portrait Gallery, London
Black Words Matter @ Rich Mix, London
Campaign Bootcamp @ Epping Forest, Debden
Resistance Is Fertile: Shake! Showcase #6 @ Rich Mix, London
#SurvivingTheSystem – Shake! Intensive @ Spotlight, London
Closure Anthology – A Celebration of the Short Story @ Goldsmiths, London
Verse Matters @ Mugen Tea House, Sheffield
Numbi FUNK-A @ i’klectik, London
Oluwale Now: Remembering Human Rights in an Age of Crisis @ Leeds University School of English
Head in a Book @ Hull Central Library
Material Stories of Migration @ St Mary’s Community Centre, Sheffield
World Book Night @ Inkwell, Leeds
Picture the Poet Conference @ National Portrait Gallery, London
Rhubarb #2 @ The Triangle, Shipley
No Place Like Home -Fundraiser @ The Brunswick, Leeds
Numbi Cafe conversation @ I’klectik Cafe, London
Fictions of Every Kind @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Numbi Funk_A @ Rich Mix, London
Oluwale Literary Prize @ Carriageworks, Leeds Big Bookend Festival
Chapeltown Arts Festival @ various venues, Leeds
Words in the City @ Bradford, Ilkley Literature Festival
Chapeltown Word Junction, @ Inkwell, Leeds
#ItStopsToday #BlackLivesMatter March, Leeds
#ItStartsToday #BlackLivesMatter Rally @ Leeds Art Gallery
#StoptheMaangamizi Afrikan Emancipation Reparations Day March
May Contain Nuts III @ Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
Leeds Tidal fundraiser @ Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Light Night with Leeds Dynamix & Remember Oluwale @ University of Leeds
New Writing Showcase @ Ilkley Literature Festival
Love Arts Conversation @ Leeds Art Gallery
The Real Media Tour – Environment and the Media @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds


VIRTUAL MIGRANTS ‘Continent Chop Chop’ TOUR:
– Cafe Ollo, Huddersfield
– Platforma Festival @ Highfields Centre, Leicester
– Dance the Guns to Silence II @ Rich Mix, London
– Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester
– The Lantern, Liverpool
– Seven Arts, Leeds
– Free Word Centre, London
– Deadline Festival @ The Tate, London

Dance the Guns to Silence II @ Rich Mix, London
Footprint Modulation @ various venues, Durham
Material Stories of Migration @ Victoria Hall + Sheffield University
Castlegate Festival @ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Silence Would Be Treason @ Empty Shop HQ, Durham
Chapeltown Arts Festival @ various venues, Leeds
HOOT May Contain Nuts II @ Coffee Evolution, Huddersfield
The Word Junction @ Chapeltown Arts Festival
Virtual Migrants: Migrant Men’s Well-Being @ Manchester University
Community Voices @ Lightwaves, Wakefield
WordsFest @ Ilkley Festival
Word Up – Love Arts Festival @ Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
Cool to Be Clever @ Sheffield University
#FoodFight, Shake! @ Spotlight, London
Superheroes of Slam @ Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
Word Up – Love Arts Festival @ Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
Anti-Slam @ Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
Writing Climate Change @ Free Word Centre, London
#BlackLivesMatter Ferguson Solidarity Tour @ Leeds West Indian Centre
Picture the Poet Live w/ John Agard & Buddy Wakefield @ Graves Gallery, Sheffield
Chamada for Chico Menzes @ Global Grooves Carnival Arts Centre, Mossley
Numbi Scarf Mag Launch Party @ Rich Mix, London
Shake! Art/Activist Training Day #2 @ Platform, London
Anti-Slam @ Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
Tate à Tate – Resonance 104.4 FM
BCB Radio – Race Matters interview
Friday Feelings book launch @ Artists in Mind, Huddersfield
Five years of Poems, Prose & Pints – book launch @ Tap & Spile, Harrogate
#Headspace – Shake! showcase #5 – hosted by Numbi @ Rich Mix
Other Ways of Telling @ St Helens library
The Word Emporium @ Love Arts Festival, Leeds
Write Back! with the Voice Collective, Kings Cross/ Camden, London
DIVA Arts Next Step – “Seasons” book launch, St Catherine’s, Wakefield
Write Back! with the Voice Collective,  London
The Write Stuff #4 book launch + Xmas showcase @ Artists in Mind, Huddersfield
Peepal Tree Press reading w/ Shara MCallum
#StatesOfViolence – Shake! showcase @ Free Word Centre, London
Take Back Our World! Global Justice Now launch @ Rich Mix, London
Remember Oluwale symposium @ Rose Bowl, Leeds


Come Rhyme With Me, London & Brighton
Tangled Roots live @ Seven Arts Leeds
In Protest- 150 poems for human rights @ Huddersfield Literature Festival
War On Want: The new frontlines of war: Corporations, conflict and community resistance.
Holocaust Memorial Day w/ Aidan Jolly @ St Helens Library
Numbi Afropolitan Dandies
Five Lives @ Rhyme and Reason, Southwark Poetry Festival
Shake! @ The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London
Pen, Paper, Poetry, Power! – Voice Collective @ London Bubble Theatre Co.
Reparations for Global Justice – International Conference @ SOAS, London
Living Together, Face Front Inclusive Theatre @ Craig Park Centre, London
Virtual Migrants @ Remember Oluwale fundraiser, Left Bank, Leeds
Headingley Litfest slam @ Ralph Thoresby, Leeds
Saintland – Other Ways of Telling @ St Helens Library
Poets in Protest @ Bar Convent, York
Numbi Afro-futurism (Fringe St Lucia)
Weatherfronts @ Free Word Centre, London
Shake! Showcase #4: Remembering  >> Re-Imagining >> Reparations @ Free Word Centre, London
Chapeltown Arts Festival, Leeds


Mwalimu Express @ Rich Mix
Arvon @ Lumb Bank – guest writer
Republica Internationale 30th Anniversary @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Ad-Liberation London book launch @ Rich Mix London
Kadija Sesay & Friends @ Barbican Library, London
Seduced by Ad-liberation w/ Desiree Reynolds @ Love Arts Festival
Ilkley Literature Festival w/ Roger Robinson & Desiree Reynolds
Word4Word @ Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Shake! showcase #3 @ Free Word Centre, London
90 Degree Citizen, Virtual Migrants @ Manchester Museum
Rugby League World Cup Day @ South Leeds Academy
90 Degree Citizen, Virtual Migrants @ Platforma festival
No Borders/ Reach Out Benefit @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Listening To Other Voices (LTOV) @ Artists in Mind, Huddersfield
Live Art Development Agency, Hackney, London
Numbi Afropolitan Disco @ Rich Mix, London
South Leeds Academy Poetry Slam
NUMBI revolting youth workshop @ Rich Mix
Committed to Represent – Virtual Migrants @ Z Arts, Manchester
Refugee Week @ UniTEA w/ Aidan Jolly & Tracey Zengeni, Liverpool
Verse/Voice/Power: Shake! showcase #2 @ The Albany, London
NUMBI – SCARF mag promo launch @ Rich Mix, London
Blackdrop @ Canalhouse Bar, Nottingham
Shake! @ Stephen Lawrence Centre, London
Other Ways of Telling, St Helens
Remembering Oluwale, Leeds
NUMBI – Afropolitan Punk! @ Rich Mix


The National Shake the Dust Slam Final @ Southbank, London
We Are Poets + Saul Williams + Kate Tempest
100% PROOF with Lemn Sissay
South Yorkshire Poetry Slam @ the Hubs, Sheffield
Brave New Voices 2012, San Francisco
Artists in Mind 10th Birthday @ Bates Mill, Huddersfield
Emergence Summit 2012 @ CAT
Transition Towns Cabaret @ Battersea Arts Centre
The Caribbean Poetry Project @ Cambridge University
NUMBI – Afropolitan Dandies @ Rich Mix
Leeds BHM Event w/ Joe Williams & Max Farrar
Why Should We Listen to You?  ESRC Festival @ Leeds WIC
Virtual Migrants + Platform – The Oil Road, Manchester
Migrant Story Slam, Cartographies of Justice @ Liverpool Hope University
We Are Poets/ Word Life @ Bradford International Film Festival
We Are Poets @ Bradford International Film Festival
Transform: Samples @ WYPlayhouse
Leeds Canvas – Leeds Young Authors @ WY Playhouse
NUMBI Afropolitan Divas @ Rich Mix
NUMBI – SCARF magazine launch
Virtual Migrants present Running Order @ Chorlton Arts Festival
Leeds Young Authors 9th Annual Individual Slam @ Seven Arts
Manchester Book Market 2012
Bridlington Poetry Festival
Poets for Poets II @ Yorkshire Dance
Shake the Dust Regional Poetry Slam Final @ WY Playhouse
International Culture Slam – Leeds Spoken Word Society
Poems, Prose & Pints @ Harrogate
We Are Poets
@ Curzon Cinema, London
LBA presents Lyricist Lounge
@ Seven Arts, Leeds
Numbi – a night of Afropolitan Funk!
@ Rich Mix, London
Speak Out, GSAL Slam @ Leeds Grammar School
6th Cultureword National Black Writers Conference
, Manchester
We Are Poets @ Leeds Young Peoples Film Festival, Leeds Town Hall
Narrating the Caribbean Nation
– Peepal Tree Press, Leeds Met


Virtual Migrants – Un-Earth/ Buy This @ Platforma Festival, London
Fundraising Musical Love Affair and Stageshow @ Leeds West Indian Centre
Merle Collins + Peepal Tree Press @ Waterstones, Leeds
Peepal Tree Press 25 Year Anniversary @ Leeds Independent Poetry Festival
UpRise Festival @ Open the Gate, London
Runnymede Trust: Generation 3.0, Pop-Up shop @ Manchester Piccadilly
Shake! @ Rebellious Media Conference, London
Superheroes of Slam @ Seven Arts, Leeds
I aM Poets @ Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley
Life Stories Cafe @ Kala Sangam, Bradford
Hotep Leeds Health @ Jamaica House, Leeds
Remember Saro-Wiwa, @ Saro-Wiwa Bar, LGOS, Liverpool
Britain on Trial, @ The Carriageworks, Leeds
We Are Poets @ BFI, Southbank
6 Degrees International Creative Exchange, Barbados via Skype
CULTURA: The Urban Culture Sessions, Plugged Inn, Sunderland
ArtLounge, New Mills
Manchester Book Market, Manchester
The Albany, London
The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London
Oasis Bar, Barbados

The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London
Manchester Science Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Cheltenham Festival
Bay Lit Festival, Cardiff
Ilkley Literature Festival
Writing On the Wall Festival, Liverpool
Free Word, London
Poetcasting, – 2010

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Ujima Radio FM, Bristol
The Arnolfini, Bristol
Voice of Afrika Radio, London
Ilkley Literature Festival
Huddersfield Literature Festival
Borders bookshop, Leeds
Leeds West Indian Centre
The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Seven Arts, Leeds
Space @ Hillcrest, Leeds
Sunday Salon, New York
Hamilton Grange Branch Public Library, New York
Robin’s Bookstore, Philadelphia
African American Museum, Philadelphia
Marvin Center, GW University, Washington DC
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University, DC
Busboys & Poets, Washington DC
Saro-Wiwa Bar, Liverpool Guild of Students
The Tate Gallery, Liverpool
National Cultural Foundation, Queen’s Park, Barbados
Limelight Café, Barbados
Peckham Unity Centre, London
The Common Place Social Centre, Leeds
Huddersfield University


Huddersfield University
Huddersfield Literature Festival
Peckham Unity Centre, London
The Common Place Social Centre, Leeds
BCB Radio, Bradford
York Central Library/ Hull Central Library
SABLE International Litfest, Sunbeach Hotel, The Gambia
The Adelphi Theatre, Bradford
Leeds Young Authors Annual Poetry Slam @ Host Media Centre
The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

The Guardian Newsroom, London
The Arnolfini, Bristol
Off The Shelf Festival @ The Showroom, Sheffield
Brixton Jamm, London
Stratford Circus, London
The Common Place Social Centre, Leeds
Fair Trade Comedy Café, Leeds
Wicked Words @ The Old Police Station, Leeds

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