Patience Agbabi: Telling Tales

Patience Agbabi set out on a tour between 2014 and 2015 that traced the path of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, with necessary detours so that she could share her new collection with audiences up and down the country. Mining Chaucer's Middle-English masterwork for its performance as well as its poetry and pilgrims, this boisterous and lyrical collection gives one of Britain's most significant works of poetry thrilling new life.

Pete The Temp Vs Climate Change

Pete the Temp is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator! Watch him solve the climate change using only his mouth! Touring across England from September to November in 2014, his one-man show, Pete The Temp Vs Climate Change, is a timely piece that mixes poetry, stand up and observations from a real life activist. A personal tale of temp jobs, bank sieges, oil orgies and arrest. 

Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni: England Tour of Readings and In-Conversation

Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni visited England to give readings from their new books and to take part in a series of writer conversations as part of a Book Tour in October 2015. The Renaissance One produced tour to Leeds, Ilkley, London and Sheffield was in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, the Big Bookend, Ilkley Literature Festival, Southbank Centre / London Literature Festival and Off The Shelf Festival of Words and were funded by Arts Council England as part of The Independence Project.

Our touring programme has included the writers Ali Smith, Amiri Baraka, Bernardine Evaristo, Danzy Senna, Earl Lovelace, Gary Younge, Hannah Lowe, John Agard, Lauren Alleyne, Leone Ross, Kwame Dawes, Mamta Sagar, Mark Gwynne Jones, Mervyn Morris, Romesh Gunesekera, Sia Figiel, Paul Beatty, Paul Keens Douglas and Tracie Morris.