Type of Artist:
Poet – Performance Poet
Poetry/Performance Poetry performances and workshops tailored to all themes and age groups (children/young people and adults, including special needs groups)
I can also offer stand-up (interactive) poetry shows:
The Dictionary of Dads (from August 2017) – ages 6 plus
DetailsPreferred age range:
Any age depending on type of session
Maximum number in any one session:
General Performances – any number (more than merrier!)
Up to 30 for workshops
For shows – Are We Being Silly? (in schools – 60 maximum)
No of sessions per day:
Flexible depending on the structure of the day.
Usually 2 performances and 3 workshops.
For full length shows – 2 shows per day plus one Q & A/Workshop maximum
30 -45 minutes for KS 2 and above performance
30 minutes for KS 1 performance
Ideal workshop length – 50/60 minutes for KS 2/ 30 – 50 minutes Nursery/Reception/KS1
Stand-up poetry shows:
Are We Being Silly? – 60 minutes
The Dictionary of Dads – 60 minutes – plus book signing
A typical school day in a primary would include
- KS 1 performance (30 minutes)
- KS 2 performance (45 minutes)
- Three 1-hour workshops with individual classes
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel/overnight expenses are met and it is accessible by public transport
Trains and taxis if necessary (happy to walk short distances where appropriate)
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Public Liability Insurance through NAWE professional membership.
DBS enhanced checks for both adults and children.
Justin Coe's website page
The Dictionary of Dads (Otter-Barry, August 2017)
The Magic of Mums
"I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for coming to visit us this week and for all the hard work that you put into the workshops – the girls absolutely loved them! Your time with us was a real success, sparking an enthusiasm for poetry in the pupils! It has been so lovely to see them so excited and eager to learn more and many have been inspired by your passion for poetry, so thank you"
Hannah Goligher, Teacher, Surbiton Girls’ Prep School
“The poetry is phenomenal. Full of puns and personality....and that’s why everybody should buy a one-way ticket and go”
FIVE STARS. childrenstheatrereviews.com on One Way Ticket.
“Jumble wakes up to his own creativity and value despite not being able to read. Jumble is clever at stories, and this is a strong message, well presented. There are moments when it reaches brilliant - poetry, storytelling, and sheer charm emanating from the personal magic of Justin himself."
FOUR STARS. Fringereview The Jumble Book.
"Justin’s performance was slick and professional, magical and inspirational. The children and dads enjoyed the interactive elements and joined in with great spirit. The poems, raps and songs were diverse and engaging and appealed to a wide age group. Poetry has never been more popular!"
Southend Libraries on a performance of The Dictionary of Dads
“The most talented, funny, original and obliging of performance poets.”
Hastings Education Action Zone
The Magic of Mums:
"An absolute gem. It's witty, wise and heart-warming."
Books for Topics
"The book moves through well-judged shades of humour, light and sadness. It doesn't shy from complex issues...Throughout, Steve Wells' sparky illustrations emphasise the inclusive nature of the book, one that is charged with humour and love."
Reading Zone - 5 star review
Justin Coe's Amazon site