Poetry Evening Open Mic with Ellen Renton

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As part of Any Woman, Anywhere campaign we held a poetry open mic, with Ellen Renton as our feature performer for International Women's Day.

Ellen Renton
Jay Whittaker
Lindsay Oliver
Miss Leading
Julie Rea
Molly Frawley
Ashley Stein
Megan McCorquodale
Lesley Storm
Laura Bilton
Charlie Roy

Our open mic-ers included:

  • Jay Whittaker, Twitter: @jaywhittapoet
  • Lindsay Oliver
  • Miss Leading, Soundcloud: miss_leading
  • Julie Rea, Twitter: @juliepie76
  • Molly Frawley
  • Ashley Stein, Twitter: @SmellsLikeWhat
  • Megan McCorquodale
  • Lesley Storm, Twitter: @LeithLesley
  • Laura Bilton
  • Charlie Roy, Twitter: @DayInSpace

Unfortunately, due to a technical error, lots of the footage from the night was lost, however you can watch the poems we did capture below.


Ellen Renton

Twitter: @ellen_renton

Since Ellen’s first performance in 2015, she has read her work at venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Leith Theatre, the Camden Roundhouse, and the Scottish Parliament. Her writing has been featured by Young Scot and BBC Radio Scotland. She is the winner of The Time isNow Prize in association with COP 21, and is a recipient of the Time to ShineNurturing Talent Fund. She holds a Master’s in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of East Anglia, and is a member of the spoken word theatre company In The Works.



Julie Rea

Twitter: @Juliepie76


Miss Leading

Soundcloud: miss_leading





Jay Whittaker




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