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I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Stepping Out Theatre: The Rise and Fall of Ronald J Dump

The village of Hallen doesn't get much of a look in when it comes to histories of Bristol, or even coverage of contemporary concerns, such as pollution, nearby industrialisation, and the plight of its residents. 

I suspect the fact that it was sliced in two by the building of the M5 did a lot to render it invisible. In any event, I've lived no more four miles distant for much of my life but have only been there twice. And one of those visits was by mistake. 

So it's high time Awareness Was Raised, and this is what Stepping Out, our outstanding mental health theatre company, is doing with its latest political satire, The Rise and Fall of Ronald J Dump, currently running at Kings Weston House. 

If you care about our city and its environment, please go and see it. And in the meantime, here are some highlights of last night's show. 


  1. A wonderful performance, in a lovely setting on a beautiful evening!