Trained to teach English and Drama, Andrew taught for many years, whilst broadening the basis of his creative work:
Worked with Keith Johnstone on a drama Improvisation course at RSC, Stratford;
Scripted, interviewed, edited and presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4;
Recorded for publishers, including Peterloo Poets.
Work featured: Andrew Motion, Christopher Reid, Sean O’Brien and Iain Crichton Smith.
Saltaire (2002), Redbeck Press
Taking You Home (2006), Argyll Publications
Darwin, A Voyage of Ideas (2009), Bradford MDC
The Burial of Lord Byron (2013), Self Published
Villa Diodati, performance video for The British Library website, with text, notes and illustrations, as an experimental download. Text published in Keats-Shelley Review, September, 2018
Darwin, A Voyage of Ideas, illustrated by Mary Kuper, V&A National Art Archive, Words and Image Section
The Burial of Lord Byron illustrated by Mary Kuper, V&A National Art Archive, Words and Image Section
International and National Performances
2009 International Darwin and Science Conference, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Writer in Residence.
2015 International Byron Conference, University of Gdansk, Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland (integrates poetry with dance, song and music).
2018 Villa Diodati, The British Library, London, to mark the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. (with music)
2019 Keats’s Odes, The British Library, London, to mark the bicentenary of the Odes. (with music and dance)
2019 Keats’s Odes, Keats-Shelley House, Rome, to mark the bicentenary of the Odes. (with music)
July 2017 Shared Futures Conference on teaching of English at Universities
Presentation and reading from the sequence of poems A Paradise of Exiles, on the lives, work and ideas of the younger Romantic Poets.
At festivals and universities since 2003 e.g. Universities of: Highlands and Islands, SMO Isle of Skye; Lancaster, Leeds; Richard Attenborough Theatre, University of Leicester; Lincoln; Huddersfield Literature Festival; Ilkley Literature Festival; Leicester Literature Festival; Bradford Literature Festival; The British Library, London, 2018; Keats House, Hampstead, 2018; The British Library, London, 2019; Keats-Shelley House, Rome, 2019.
2017-2019 Honorary Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester