Gabrielle Tyrrell

Biography

Gabby Tyrrell began doing performance poetry at the Hard Edge Club in the 1990's and went on to help run the Electric Circus at Tottenham Court Road and a performance night at Bunjees Folk Cellar. She has an BA(honors) in Communications and Combined Studies and an MA in Performing Arts from Central School of Speech and Drama. She was born in Preston in 1966 and now lives there. She has been a freelance group leader for the Museum of Lancashire and won the Murder and Disability Poetry prize in 2006 and was one the original Big Word Poets.She has also appeared in the Guardian newspaper in 1994 and on tv in The Big City in 1995. Recently did a PTTLS and CTTLS (Blackburn College).

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Genre

Poetry/Short Stories

Publications & Performance History

Fours booklets printed by New River Project in 1990's Appeared in small press magazines such Red Ink, Inclement, Poetry Cornwall, Dead Good Poets anthology 2005, Carciogenic Poetry, on Beatles websit and Poetand geek. Finalist at John Lennon Performance Poetry Competition Nov 2010 Appeared at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Triange Festival Preston Dead Good Poets Dadfaest, Hastings Poetry Festival, Oxford Poetry Festival

Workshop & Reading Experience

LDAF performance workshop London performance workshops at festivals in London such as Whitechapel Multicultural Festival Performance and arts based workshops at Disability Equality Preston reading and writing poetry Blackpool and Fylde College writing workshops at Blackpool and Fyle College performing arts sessions at Wigan and Leigh College Festivals in SE and SW of england

Reference

Yvette Jenkinson Curriculum Manager Blackpool and Fylde College Bennet Ave Blackpool Lancashire FY1 4EE

Group size preference

08-Dec

Group age preference

16 plus

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester

Other information

Reliant on public transport
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