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hannah swingler


Headline, A Lovely Word (online), March 2021 

Feature, Cheltenham Literature Festival, October 2020

Headline, Yes We Cant (online), April 2020

Semi-final SacPo, UniSLAM February 2020

Feature Poet, Labour Party Education Manifesto Launch, Birmingham, December 2019

Feature, BMI Live!, November 2019

Headline, Poetry Bites, November 2019

Feature, Beatfreeks' Bullring Takeover, October 2019

Feature, Hit The Ode, B'ham Hippodrome, September 2019

'Doc', West Side Story, Birmingham Hippodrome, August 2019

Feature, Rambler's Ball Birthday Bash, Blakesley Hall, July 2019

Feature, Ledbury Poetry Festival, July 2019

Feature, Birmingham Hippodrome 120th Birthday Gala, June 2019

Support for Ben Norris' Pamphlet Launch, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, June 2019

Tomorrow's Poets Showcase, Roundhouse, London, June 2019 

Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final, The Royal Albert Hall, June 2019

Midlands Mash-up, Waterstones @ Nottingham Poetry Festival, May 2019

'This dress has pockets' Scratch Show, Upstairs At The Western, Leicester, May 2019

Support for Claire Trevien's ' Brain Fugue' pamphlet launch, London Review Bookshop, April 2019

The Poetry Takeaway, Nationwide Middlesborough Branch Re-opening, April 2019

'Playground', Verve Poetry Festival, February 2019

Overhear Walking Tour, Birmingham City Centre, February 2019

Overhear App Launch, Birmingham Hippodrome, February 2019

BBC WM Radio, February 2019

Feature (past winner), CoachesSLAM, Birmingham Hippodrome, February 2019

World's Smallest Poetry Festival, Birmingham City Centre, February 2019

Headline, Find The Right Words, Leicester, January 2019

Headline, Dear Listener, Worcester, December 2018

Headline, Stirchley Speaks, Artefact, December 2018

Headline Verve Birthday Bash, Glee Club B'ham, November 2018

'This dress has pockets' BOOK LAUNCH, Waterstones, November 2018

Commissioned Poet, The Poetry Takeaway, National Wedding Show, September 2018

Headline Verve Press Showcase, Kenilworth Arts Festival, September 2018

Headline, Why Not Words?, Why Not? Coffee, August 2018

Featuring Storyteller, True Stories Live, Norwich Arts Centre, May 2018

Support for Hera Lindsay Bird, Waterstones, May 2018

Support, Casey Bailey & Amerah Saleh's book launch, Waterstones, April 2018

University of Birmingham Team, CUPSI, April 2018

UniSLAM Showcase/Fundraiser, March 2018

Feature Act, Mouth Pieces, February 2018

Local Legends, Verve Festival, February 2018

Featured poet, City Poetry Showcase, Verve Festival, February 2018

Feature Act, BBC Asian Network Radio, February 2018

Headline, Spoken Trend, January 2018

Winner of CoachesSLAM, uniSLAM, January 2018

Headline alongside Casey Bailey, Grizzly Pear, January 2018

Headline, Cafe Grande Slam Xmas Special, December 2017

Headline Act at Howl, The Dark Horse, November 2017

Featured Support Act for Jasmine Gardosi, Upstairs at The Western, October 2017

Word Wise, Derby, September 2017

Culture Catwalk for Birmingham Weekender, Birmingham Bullring, September 2017

Feature Act, What's The Word? Launch Night, RJJZ Cafe, September 2017

Headline Act at Stirchley Speaks, Artefact, September 2017

Case Bailey's Waiting at Bloomsbury Park Book Launch, Waterstones Birmingham, September 2017

Poetry Postcard Workshop - Writing about Mental Health, mac Birmingham, September 2017

Feature Act, Oxjam Spoken Word fundraiser @ Box Brownie Coffee, Stratford, August 2017

Project Birmingham Takeover @ The Old Crown, August 2017

Charlie Hill's Walking Backwards Book Launch, Cherry Reds, August 2017

Find the Right Words, UATW, March 2017

Poetry Jam, Impact Hub, February 2017

Featured Performer at Arts 4 Dementia Awareness, EGO Art , Jan 2017

Level Up VS Tongue Fu,  Birmingham REP, October 2016

Whispers Into Shouts, BOM October 2016

New Work Night, Birmingham Old REP, October 2016

Howl,  Aug 2016

Howl, February 2016

Dear You – Maison Foo Scratch. Derby Theatre. February 2014

Dear You – somewhereto_ festival, mac Birmingham, August 2013

Little Me - Tell Me on a Sunday. Ikon Gallery, 17th March 2013


'We wander, not lost', Ledbury Poetry Festival x Great Western Railway, Spring 2021

'Ta-Ra-Abit', BBC New Creatives 2nd Cohort with Rural Media, ACE and BBC Arts, Autumn 2019

'Not to Scale' (scratch), BMI Live!, Birmingham Midland Institute, November 2019

'Vessels' - The Poetry Society and Canal & Rivver Trust, Summer 2019

'The Ballard of Kane Walker' - BBC WM Radio, March 2019

The tightrope walker' - Overhear App, February 2019

'High Street Romance' - Nationwide marketing campaign - 2019

Co-Creator - Birmingham Canals And Rivers Trust, 2017 

Cohort Member - PoweredByBirmingham - Unlmtd & Beatfreeks, 2017

Headspace Committee Member - Beatfreeks, 2017

Youth Steering Committee Member - Beatfreeks, 2017 cohort

UKYA Residency: TEXTure Theatre Devising with John Berkavitch, Derby Theatre, October 2016


'30 Synonyms for Emerging' Anthology, Verve Poetry Press - October 2019

'Playground', Second City Poets, Verve Poetry Press - August 2019

'This Dress Has Pockets' Debut Collection, Verve Poetry Press - January 2019

'It All Radiates Outwards' Anthology, Verve Poetry Press - February 2018


Winner - Hammer & Tongue Group Slam, The Royal Albert Hall, June 2019

CUPSI, Temple University, Philadelphia, April 2018

Winner - CoachesSLAM, February 2018


Heats & Semi-final, UniSLAM, Birmingham Hippodrome, February 2020 

Burning Eye Collection Launch, The Warehouse Café, October 2019

True Stories Live Birmingham, Cherry Reds, 2019


Embers & Sparks – 2016

The Writing On The Wall – Atherstone Theatre Workshop, 2014

Ally in Wonderland - Atherstone Theatre Workshop, 2013

R.S.V.P - Atherstone Theatre Workshop 2012


Cross City Zine Issue #1, Cross City Trains, 2017

Dear You - Final Degree Show, Margaret Street School of Art, 2014

BBC WM Radio with Caroline Martin, February 2014 

Have Your Cake, Open Art Night, School of Art, Margaret St, Birmingham, January 2014

Lightbuggy, Illuminate Festival Birmingham, October 2013

How long is a ball of string? Maison Foo Scratch, Derby Theatre, Derby, October 2013

Dear You, somewhereto_start festival, mac Birmingham, August 2013

Little Me, Tell Me on a Sunday, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, March 2013

Brief Encounters, Fragile,School of Art, Margaret St, Birmingham, February 2013

The Second City, anti-curate, mac Birmingham, August 2011


Creative Writing MA – University of Birmingham 2016 - 2018

PGCE Secondary Art & Design – Birmingham City University 2014 - 2015

Fine Art BA (Hons) – Birmingham City University 2011 - 2014

Senior Acting – National Youth Theatre of GB, Rose Bruford, 2013


Lessons from Auschwitz - Holocaust Educational Trust, London, May - July 2017

Verbalise Writing Programme – Beatfreeks ft. Zena Edwards, Rachel Long, John Berkavitch & Bohdan Piasecki. Birmingham Hippodrome. Aug 2016

Research & Devising Theatre – Women & Theatre, mac, Jan – March 2016

‘1-4’ – Writing about Mental Health – Lyndsay Price, mac, Jan 2016

Yardley Female Writers – Jasmine Gardosi. 2016

Devising Theatre – Babakas Theatre, mac, 2013

Raising the Game Festival – National Association of Youth Theatre, April 2013

‘Imaginative Spaces’ Devising - Jane Packman Company, mac, April 2013


Teacher of Art – Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Sep 2015 – present

Director & Head of Theatre Department – Camp Walden, 2015

Senior Youth Theatre Facilitator – Atherstone Theatre Workshop, 2010 – 2015

Tour Guide & Education Day Leader – National Trust, 2014

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