Bio Started performing as a dancer.  Attended the Grandison College in Thornton Heath,Croydon and The Royal Ballet School and performed: as a dancer in (among other places) The Royal Albert Hall; as an actor in a TV advert; as a stage actor in The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, including with D’Oyly Carte; and in Rep in a Victorian melodrama in London’s Toynbee Hall. Worked backstage at the Fol-de-Rols in Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre in 1967 and as a Manager for ABC Cinemas in South East London and around the south east corner of England. Appeared in many amateur dramatics productions in South East England, including Chekhov’s ‘The Proposal’ which took first prize at the South East England Drama Festival and went on to the national finals at The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon. Joined Walsall’s Grange Playhouse in 2010, and featured in half dozen productions, some of which won NODA awards.  Also created their webspace and was Chairman of The Grange Players Ltd. Past member of British Mensa’s poetry SIG (Special Interest Group), with a number of poems published in its organ, ‘Lyriq’.  Also the coordinator/editor of British Mensa’s science fiction group, FantaSIG, editing the sci-fi magazine, ‘Syzygy’. Performed at many live events as far afield as Worcester, Stafford, London’s Southbank, some with own keyboard, including eight times at Birmingham Arts Fest, headlining at several central England venues and winning a slam in Dudley. Ran a poetry group at Dudley College, together with Roshan Doug, Birmingham Poet Laureate for 2001.  Also created and coordinated Purple Penumbra poetry event at Langley, Birmingham, for three years. Writings and poetry have been published in a number of magazines and small press publications as well as e-zines, podcasts, Radio Wildfire and Radio Geronimo’s website. A CD, ‘Leandra’ contains ten poems and a song, a sample (with own animation) from YouTube is on this site.  Many other backing tracks and poems created using GarageBand are to be found on FaceBook, SoundCloud, Reverbnation and YouTube. A collection of poetry to be available in early 2018.