Simon Mole is a London-based spoken word poet, with an eye for the often overlooked in the everyday. Simon was the first ever Poet Laureate for the London Borough of Brent, and is one fifth of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. His first one man show ‘Indiana Jones and the extra chair’ toured nationally as a residency project in 2013. Shows at Southbank Centre and Brighton Dome sold out, earning 4.5 stars in the Huffington Post. Simon’s second show ‘No More Worries’ travelled to theatres and festivals (in an old school VW Camper) in 2015, including a two week run at the Albany, Deptford and a transfer to Bush Theatre for 3 nights as part of Radar Festival. He also co-leads the Keats’ House Poets Forum for Keats House Museum.
At Deptford Lounge (July 2016)
A Poem a Day
A free daily audio broadcast of a mindfulness poem, read by local poet and spoken word artist Simon Mole. Let your mind wander freely as you sit and hear beautiful words, taking a moment to enjoy the imagery and language.
Verse Things First
‘Morning Pages’ is a widely used practise, in which long-hand journalling at the start of each day helps to clear your mind and centre yourself. This is an approach which Julia Cameron, author of ‘The Artists Way’, likens to spiritual windscreen wipers. Join Chill Pill poet and Albany associate artist Simon Mole to see how first-thing-freewriting in this way can lead directly into the creation of your own poetic nuggets of wisdom for the day ahead.
Simon’s Past Events with NOW
At Deptford Lounge (July 2015)
Morning Mindfulness Moment with Simon Mole
During the week at Deptford Lounge, 9:30am will mark the moment for poet and spoken word artist Simon Mole’s daily mindfulness poem. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the week, these audio recordings will be followed by the chance to sit down with Simon for a cuppa and a chat about the poem you’ve heard that day, as well as any other thoughts/ideas/memories it might have sparked off.
At Wilderness Festival (August 2014)
Right Now, again and again and again
The poem as right now, again and again and again: a relaxed workshop about writing as a way to love the world – compose an instant ode to hangovers, a haiku to hold up the beauty of breakfast, or a rap about finding peace failing to pitch a tent in the rain…
At Deptford Lounge (June 2014)
Right now, again and again and again: A mixture of poetry and chat exploring the idea of the poem as perpetually present, and the impact that writing about the world has on our experience of it. Come and hear Simon’s specially commissioned NOW poem as part of NOW Live Events at Deptford Lounge.
At Wilderness Festival (August 2013)
Workshop & Performance
A mixture of poetry and chat exploring the idea of the poem as perpetually present, and the impact that writing about the world has on our experience of it.