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Beth Godfrey

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Contact: beth.godfrey@live.co.uk
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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I have delivered creative workshops in communities and education settings for Stellar Quines; Glasgow Women’s Library, Shakti Women’s Aid, and The Welcoming for Open Book Reading; the Citizen Theatre’s Community Collective; The British Council (Morocco, Qatar, Egypt and UK); LIFEbeat; Strange Town Youth Theatre; Wigtown Book Festival; and Abu Dhabi Science Festival. Using my background in theatre and performance I support self-expression and group connection.

I was commissioned to write for Open Book Unbound (The Bench, 2020), to write and perform a spoken word show for the Festival of Physics (2018), and to curate and perform sea stories for Clydebuilt Festival (2018).

I have performed at Manipulate Festival, Hidden Door, Kelburn Garden Party, Glasgow’s Poetry Club, CCA, Edinburgh Fringe (various), HebCelt Fest, across Scotland, at Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes (France) and ADSF (Abu Dhabi). I evolved from acting and scriptwriting towards performance poetry because poems do succinctly what plays do; take you on a journey, pierce you and leave you elsewhere.

Each time I am immediately struck by Beth’s creative honesty and daring. She has a totally watchable, compelling quality which is rare and creates a striking and lasting impression on stage”. Simon Hart, Director of Manipulate Festival

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; ; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Nature; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+