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Poet Treehouse

A community for storytellers hosted by Duke Al


16 April 2023




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Poet Treehouse

A community for storytellers hosted by Duke Al

16 April 2023


Words are influential seeds that shape our leaves as we grow into our very own poet tree.

Welcome to Poet Treehouse; a place to escape the pressures of society, a place that supports other artists, a place to freely express yourself.

There will be exciting headline artists at each event and a chance to grab a hot drink or beer from Caffi. To finish, there will be an open mic session – if you have something to say, then let’s hear it!

Join a community of poets, artists, rappers, writers and storytellers. Perform, sit back and enjoy the local talent!

Experience the power of the words, rhyme and flow; plant your seeds, watch them grow.

Our April headline performers are:


Connor Allen

Connor Allen is the current Children's Laureate of Wales.

Since graduating from Trinity Saint David as an Actor, has worked with companies such as Sherman Theatre, Tin Shed Theatre and National Theatre Wales.

He is a member of National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and was also the winner of Triforce’s Cardiff MonologueSlam, representing Wales at the London winners edition.

As a writer he was a member of the BBC Wales Welsh Voices and The Welsh Royal Court writing groups and has written for BBC Wales, BBC Radio 4, Sherman Theatre, Literature Wales and Dirty Protest.

Connor's work is heavily inspired by elements of his own life such as grief, love, masculinity, identity, and ethnicity.

Most recently he wrote and starred in Wales Millennium Centre's production of The Making of a Monster, won the Rising Star Wales Award 2021 and was a Jerwood Live Work Fund recipient.

He is an associate artist of his hometown theatre The Riverfront in Newport.


Taylor Edmonds

Taylor Edmonds is a poet and writer from Barry. Her work explores themes of womanhood, identity, connection, nature and empowerment. 

She is driven by improving the accessibility of creative writing to communities and championing the positive benefits of writing on individual’s wellbeing. Taylor was the 21-22 Poet in Residence for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Taylor’s debut poetry pamphlet Back Teeth is out now with Broken Sleep Books.

Start time: 6pm

Duration: 2 hours

Limited capacity, please book a free ticket in advance.

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