All About Kate Fox
Kate Fox is a writer and a performer with comedy, Northernness and asking awkward questions running through everything she does.
As a stand-up poet she has been in demand at literature festivals across the country.
Her solo comedy shows have toured from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Southbank Centre and been broadcast on Radio 4.
She has undertaken many commissions- from being Great North Run and Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence to creating pieces for the Great North Passion on BBC1, the Daily Politics Show on BBC2 and “The Verb” on Radio 3.
She is a regular speaker on panels and radio shows and a writer of poems, stories and journalism.
She is two years into a full time PhD at the University of Leeds, looking at class, gender, Northernness and solo stand-up performance and is folding her new research skills into her practice as a comedian and poet, and her poetry and comedy into her research.
She is also an active member of the live literature community and has mentored many writers and performers, facilitated many bespoke writing and performance workshops everywhere from schools to communities and universities and has run and promoted many live literature gigs and projects.
Kate’s School Visits
What Kate says:
I’ve run everything from one off writing workshops to poetry slam competitions and big projects like the Great North Passion for BBC1 (pic below) where I devised and performed a poem with a group of secondary school students from South Shields. I believe in the power of unlocking participants voices with games, exercises and opportunities to share their work which build their confidence through playfulness and collaboration. I’m particularly proud of the three annual anthologies I produced with Feversham College in Bradford as part of First Story’s writers in schools residencies.
Reviews and Recommendations
‘Kate is a breath of fresh air. She brings life, creativity and energy to a situation. She has the ability to work with any group and is able to facilitate a creative learning process with even those most challenging to reach (adult or young person). Kate has worked with me on a number of projects, most recently a national slam poetry project with both a primary and secondary school group of young people. Kate inspired, motivated and energised students, also and importantly, those staff involved with the work to explore new ways of working to create wonderful written and performed poetry. Kate created a safe environment for the groups to have ideas, explore new techniques and perform. This only happens with a great facilitator. Kate’s own work is engaging, humorous and often provoking. It’s not often that you find a talented practitioner, who can be sympathetic to the context in which they are working and facilitate in such a way that those involved ultimately control’ – Katy Milne, Arts and Creative Learning Director Greenfield School
‘Thank you so much for your talks and workshop for our Reading Week and World Book Day celebration. I have had wonderful comments about your visit from staff and pupils. To keep Year 10 entranced for two sessions was something in itself-not to mention performance poetry in Chapel! Thank you again.’ – Freya Swan, Head of English Durham School (Private School in County Durham)
To Make a Booking
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