Performance and Film

Corseted Script-in-hand Readings

CORSETED – a poetic one-woman show and exhibition about political awakening, fashion and non-conformism inspired by Alice Cliff Scatcherd (1842-1906).

Saturday 14th January, 15.00-16.00 – Morley Library, £4
Saturday 28th January, 15.00-16.00 – Leeds Central Library, £4.

Book for the shows and related fashion and creative writing workshops at Leeds Central Library or visit the Facebook page for more information.

Empires of Clay Tour Dates

Saturday 21st January 2017, 14.30-16.00 – Poets and Players (supporting Ian Duhig and Fiona Benson), The Whitworth, Manchester, (free)
Thursday 2nd February 2017 – Red Shed with Jackie Hagan, Wakefield
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 1930-23.00 – Speakers Corner with Oz Hardwick, York
Tuesday 14th March, Quiet Quiet Loud with Mark Pajak and Nina Lewis, The Lloyds, 617 Wilaham Road, Manchester, M21 9AN
Thursday 16th March, 20.00-late, Away With Words, 24 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QA
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 19.00-20.00, Finding The Words, York Explore, York, £3/£2 (York Card Holders)
Thursday 8th June 2017, 7.45  Albert Poets, Huddersfield (free)

Watch out for more dates in the near future.

Becky performs at a variety of venues from festivals to schools to museums to theatres to dementia wards to pubs to spoken word nights. She works both independently and with other artists and musicians to perform her own work and is open to bookings.

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Words In Motion, The Tetley, April 2015, photos by Bryony Pritchard

Her experience includes a commission to devise and perform a children’s story on the theme of Geology for The Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, reading her poetry on the radio, performing at Seven Artspace and Stage@Leeds and being one half of music and spoken word act Frayed Edges.  In 2015 her poem was set to music by composer Adam Sangster and debuted at The Leeds Lieder.  Becky has shared a stage with artists as diverse as Helen Mort, Antony Dunn, Michael Symmons Roberts, Michelle Scally Clarke, A Firm of Poets and Frank Sidebottom.

In 2014-15, Pru Fowler made films of two of Becky’s poems, ‘Pillion’ and ‘Paisley Quilt’. To date, the videopoems have been shown at The Bristol Spring Poetry Festival, Bridlington Poetry Festival and The Tetley.   The film below was showcased at Moving Poems in January 2015. Becky’s performance of this poem won second prize in Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic Competition 2011.


Watch other videos of Becky performing:

At The Leeds Lock In

Woodchip (then That Room) at the 2013 ‘Versions of The North’ book launch in Nottingham

Listen to some of Becky’s early work set to music by Jonnie Khan at Myspace 

Leaving the stage

Photograph taken by David Lindsay at Seven Arts Space, Leeds, 2008

If you would like to book Becky for an event or show Pru’s films, please email or follow Becky’s blog to hear about upcoming performances and film showings.