Craig Bradley


Craig Bradley (aka That Poetry Bloke) has been a professional children's poet since 2003.  He has visited over 1,500 schools and libraries and performed over 5,000 times including many children's and literary festivals.  Craig has appeared on CBeebies and worked alongside television favourites such as Mr Bloom, Mr Maker, Mr Tumble, Rastamouse and Dick and Dom!  He has performed all over the UK, Europe and the Far East bringing his unique brand of comedy, word play and fun to the world of poetry.


Also check out Craig's Award Winning YouTube Channel  - thatpoetrybloke


Children's Poetry - KS1 & KS2

Publications & Performance History

I Like To Rhyme It, Rhyme It

Driving The Invisible Bus

Poetry Burp

Poetry Is Not Pants

Workshop & Reading Experience

Craig's extremely popular performances are fast, funny, original and interactive.  The focus is very much on fun, word play, rhythm, creativity and imagination.  Craig is also a musician and likes to bring poems to live by turning them into songs.


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Area prepared to travel

Craig is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire but is happy to travel anywhere throughout the North.

Other information

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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