March 6, 2020
Acclaimed poet and theatre-maker Simon Mole has shared stages with John Cooper-Clarke, Kate Tempest and Simon Armitage.
Since becoming a father Simon has written increasingly for young people; his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A Museum and toured the UK extensively. His first children’s book Kites was published in 2019, and his YouTube channel is home to a popular series of interactive poetry tutorial videos which are used by thousands of teachers and children across the world.
Simon has over ten years’ experience using rap and poetry in community and education settings, including projects with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Arsenal Football Club. Whether working with vulnerable elders, refugees or primary school children, Simon is a passionate believer that poetry can help anyone grow in self-belief, discover the power in their own voice, and think about the wider change that voice might bring about.
With a national tour of “Mole & Gecko: The Show” postponed, Simon has been running free online poetry workshops for children and families throughout lockdown. Sign up here for his weekly Tuesday sessions: https://www.simonmole.com/online-poetry-workshops/