For most of 2018 I am undertaking an extensive period of self-directed creative evolution thanks to receiving an Arts Council Wales Creative Wales award. This means that I am only available for select performances and workshops during this time. I’m open to discussing possibilities, and to looking at 2019, so please get in touch or sign up to the mailing list for a monthly(ish) update.

An evening with Sophie McKeand & Moushumi Bhowmik

12 September 2018, 6.30pm
Palas Print bookshop, High St, Caernarfon
Discussing our collaborative work of listening across borders of land, language, water, cultures and time.
Food & drink from India & Wales.

Festival No6

9 September 2018, 4pm
Academy Stage
Sophie McKeand & Moushumi Bhowmik in conversation.

Celebration of The Valley, the City, the Village

1 September 2018, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ
Join Parthian Books, Literature Wales and Wales Arts Review for an afternoon of discussion, information sharing and readings, in celebration of last year’s collaborative project The Valley, the City, the Village, which formed part of British Council Wales’ & Wales Arts International’s India Wales initiative.
More info.


29 August 2018, 7pm
Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
This is the premier of a brand new spoken word show by Sophie McKeand
More info.

The Creameries, Manchester

20 June 2018, 8pm
The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0UF
Click here for tickets: £16.76

An evening of poetry and canapés at The Creameries, curated by Adam O'Riordan, with Helen Mort, Andrew McMillan, Sophie McKeand. More info here.

The Hay Slam

Sunday 27 May 2018, 8.30pm
Hay Festival, Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Tickets £8

with Emmeline Armitage, Anthony Anaxagorou, Zena Edwards, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sophie McKeand, Rufus Mufasa

Ty Newydd Residential Poetry Course: Writing about Life

Mon 20 Aug - Sat 25 Aug 2018
Tutors / Lemn Sissay & Sophie McKeand
Guest Reader / Zoë Skoulding
Course Fee / From £495 per person
Genres / NaturePerformance PoetryPoetry
Language / English