My Father & Other Superheroes

My Father and Other Superheroes: is Nick Makoha’s moving and powerful story about the journey from childhood to fatherhood. Set across continents and eras, it follows one man’s struggle to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent and his confrontation with his own father’s absence. This production was originally developed at Spokelab, Theatre Royal Stratford East. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Nick Makoha appears in association with Southbank Centre and Nimble Fish. Directed by Benji Reid. Continue reading

Young Poet Laureate for London

Young Poet Laureate for London

The Young Poet Laureate is a Spread the Word programme, supported by the Foundation for FutureLondon.This terrific opportunity supports and develops some of London’s most talented young poets, generating income possibilities, creating work opportunities and elevating the profile of the successful poets, accelerating their careers as creative professionals. Continue reading

Africa Writes Festival

Africa Fest

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Every year we showcase established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities. Continue reading

A New Direction

I have been a creative practitioner for Creative Partnerships. By pairing the complementary skills of creative practitioners and teachers, Creative Partnerships helps liberate the creativity of everyone involved, so that fresh and engaging approaches to teaching and learning are developed through collaboration. Continue reading

Poetry Society

Premier League Christmas Truce tournament 2014

Poetry and the Premier League

The Poetry Society has begun an exciting new collaboration with Barclays Premier League to help young footballers mark the hundred year anniversary of the famous Christmas truce. I was one of five poets  Simon Barraclough, Steve Ely, Chris McCabe, Nick Makoha (that’s me) and Deanna Rodger, who went to Belgium  for The Christmas Truce International Tournament qualifiers and education weekend  that took place this weekend of  the , 14-16 November Continue reading