Beth Somerford      Poetry & Performance

What I’m Doing Now.....

LIVING  brighton, uk / normandie, france

working brighton mastery; different development

PLAYING  new venture theatre, squall + frenzy, cast iron theatre, pretty villain productions, roundhill pottery

LOVING  simon scardanelli (musician and actor); my fabulous children, joe, hannah jake and libby


Judging the inaugural Hove Grown poetry competition

Launching new Sussex-based poetry and literary snippets magazine Smeuse.

Writing for my next collection, inspired by the Sussex landscape

Planning next year’s writing and personal development retreats in Brittany

Planning the reprieve of Underworlds, my one woman show, and a new devised duologue, for the Brighton fringe next year

Recent Successes

Pleased, And Initially Excited (5) published in Under The Radar 17

Directing Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, which played at The New Venture Theatre in November

The Colourist of Artificial Fish was long-listed in the Southbank Poetry Competition

The Match Sculptor is one of 2 winners of the Odd Couples competition in The A3 Review

Peppercombe published in Ink, Sweat, Tears

The Lab Technician’s Skin selected in the Ver Poets Open Competition

Lovely and Drunk commended in the Ware Poets Competition

Rhyme & Reason: The Poetry of Leadership, awarded Silver (Business & Leadership category) in the Nautilus Book Awards