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