Sundown first met Keely Mills when we were working together on The Poetry Link; a live literature tour of Essex & East Anglia. Keely was a joy to work with and a heck of a funny poet onstage, we think she encapsulates the fun and energy of Peterborough’s arts scene. Here’s a bit more about this top lady:
Keely was the Poet Laureate of Peterborough for 2009 and that means she still gets to advocate and support the cracking poetry scene both locally and nationally. She has performed at many different events from the Houses of Parliament, outdoor festivals to WI luncheons. Keely is a creative producer who organises ‘Speakeasy’, one of Peterborough’s premiere poetry nights. She also facilitates different workshops from poetry to compereing skills. She has been described as ‘Dawn French on acid’ and ‘the pick and mix at Woolworths’ with a style more Richard Pryor than Pam Ayres.
By day, Keely works as project manager for Platform Peterborough, which is part of Eastern Angles theatre co.
We are pleased to announce Keely as our chosen poet for the Peterborough leg of our tour and can’t wait to catch up with her!