writer / performer / broadcaster / activist / public speaker
Byron Vincent is a writer, performer, broadcaster and activist with a long and varied career. He spent the aughts doing spoken word at music and literary festivals for which he was picked as one of BBC poetry season’s New Talent Choices.
In more recent years Byron has turned to theatre working as writer director and performer for the RSC, BAC and other notable acronyms.
Byron is passionate social activist with lived experience of issues around poverty and mental health. He has written and presented many documentaries for BBC Radio 4, often exploring the social problems arising out of poverty, ghettoization and mental ill health. Most of which can still be found on iplayer.
Byron 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 charities Rethink and Mental Health Foundation. His latest show Live Before You Die tackles male suicide and is available to book now and his latest solo show Instagramming the apocalypse is an exploration of our relationship with truth and anxiety and will be available to program from spring 2019.
He is currently working on a memoir.
Check out the Journal Section for links to his work.
photo: Matty Groves