Natasha Borton's Blog (4)

The Big Democracy Project: Open Mic!

Hi all, 

As part of The Big Democracy Project on Saturday 19th March there will be an open mic at the PierHead performance stage.  All performers will have to have a ticket to enter the event. 

If you would like to sign up then please comment below or send me an email at 

Slot are limited and fast paced at 10 minute intervals throughout the day. Preferred times are 5 minutes so we can see as many lovely faces as possible.…


Added by Natasha Borton on March 16, 2016 at 11:43 — 1 Comment

Dirty, Gifted & Welsh - A home for my tribe.

Dirty. Raw. That’s how I felt yesterday.

Gifted for sharing and having the opportunity to listen.

And proud to my core for being Welsh and for Wales.


When the world around us is telling us that art is dead or that we – as creatives – are superfluous it becomes more important for us to get together on mass and prove them wrong. That is what yesterday was for me. Co-hosting the Scratch stage with the wonderful Sophie McKeand and watching the sea of people pop in…


Added by Natasha Borton on February 29, 2016 at 10:05 — 1 Comment

Talking Doorsteps, scrap book poetry and house music

  Home. We often think of home as a collection of things. A place, its smells, its objects; the accumulation of which symbolise home.  Last month I was given the task of putting into words and action what home really is to me and also learning about other homes, and about other people. 

It's still difficult  to put into words what my week at the Roundhouse has meant to me. I spent half term creating poetry with nine beautiful people. We participated in…


Added by Natasha Borton on June 22, 2015 at 8:53 — No Comments

A Polarbear, Eight Poets and Copious Amounts of Coffee

It sounds a bit far fetched I suppose, but that is the best way to describe our weekend in the house of Literary Terms. At the end of April myself and seven other poets had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with writer Polarbear for three days and bombard him - and each other - with poetry. It was nerve racking. It was euphoric. 

It was wonderful to have three performers representing Wrexham and the growing arts community in our town.  Over the last year or so it has been…


Added by Natasha Borton on May 12, 2015 at 13:51 — No Comments

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