Are you here because someone has made you write some copy for a show I’m doing and you haven’t got a clue who I am? No worries, here I am self aggrandizing in the third person, gross.
Â One of BBC poetry seasonâ€™s New Talent Choices, Byron Vincent is a regular at the nationâ€™s most prestigious literary and music festivals. He has performed several times on television and national radio, including Channel 4â€™s Random Acts, Radio 4â€™s Bespoken Word and BBC 3â€™s The Verb. He hasÂ written and presented several documentaries including â€˜Hell Is Other Peopleâ€™ a self help guide to social anxiety, ‘How To Turn Your Life Around’ and ‘The Glasgow Boys: From Chaos To Calm’ for BBC Radio Four.Â He was poet in residence for the South West of England for Apples and Snakeâ€™s ground breaking poetry project My Place or Yours. His first collectionÂ Barking DoggerelÂ was released May 2010 by Nasty Little Press. He was co-founder, compere, producer and programmer for one of The UKâ€™s most highly regarded Spoken Word nights at The Bristol Old Vic. Byron has worked as a writer and performer on severalÂ theatreÂ projects including The RSCâ€™s Midsummer Nightâ€™s dreaming. He is also co-creator of bespoke storytelling project Made Up, which in its first year won commissions from both MAYKâ€™s Mayfest in Bristol and Escalator East. Byron has directed two shows for Battersea arts Centre’s Homegrown Company. HeÂ was a resident writer at Bristolâ€™s Kill Your Darlings alongside Nathan Filer, Molly Naylor, Nikesh Shukla and Chelsey Flood. His debut solo show Talk About Something You Like received much critical acclaim for itâ€™s poignant and personal exploration of the mental health system. He has recently written for The Guardian and Radio 4â€²s Four Thought. He is a popular keynote speaker and regularly gives talks on social issues to charities, police forces, government bodies and the private sector. Byron is a proud ambassador for mental health charity Rethink, an organisation that tackles stigma around issues of mental health. He is currently working on a memoir and several radio, television and theatre projects see gigs section for tour dates.
Here I am spreading cynicism like dystopian Nutella for channel 4’s Random Acts.
I’m on social media too, but I cringingly overshare so it’s probably best to give me a wide berth.