An Evening with Three Laureates


Join us for three live performances, dinner, and a Q&A with three of Plymouth’s Laureates.


Laura Horton, Plymouth’s current Laureate of Words and playwright, presents her one person show ‘Labyrinth Diet’

Holly Peters, the current Young Laureate, and Thom Boulton, former Poet Laureate, will both perform a set of their own work.


Ticket price: £12 per person, will include an evening meal. Book online, only 20 tickets available: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/BFBC


Laura Horton is a playwright, PR, and Plymouth’s current Laureate of Words. She runs the Theatre Stories campaign and is an Associate Artist of The Space


Holly Peters is the current Young Laureate for Plymouth. She wrote a sequence of diary entries discussing life during the covid-19 lock down.


Thom Boulton was Poet Laureate for Plymouth from 2016-20. His latest collection ‘Gebo’ has recently been published by Shoals of Starlings Press.


7th August, 2pm - 5pm

14th August, 2pm - 5pm

18th September, 2pm - 5pm

Join Adelaide Street Angels and friends in Adelaide Street for fun pop-up afternoons, including free food from Jabulani, stalls from artists and makers with Nudge, poetry, music and performance from WonderZoo, art from RAAY and sport with Hope. All made possible thanks to Vital Sparks/Mayflower 400 funding.


Tears and Laughter


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021 AT 7:30 PM

Union Corner - Union Street Plymouth 

Presented by Queen Chi


Headlining the first half will be Totnes based comedian Ems Coombes who will regale us with he magical observational comedy and interesting perspectives


Hazel Hon - up and coming spoken word artist, her debut performance at WonderZoo


Caitlin Rose Brawn - singer songwriter and poet


Johnathan Spurling and friends - singer songwriter from the man who brings you Plymouth’s Freedom Fields Festival


Kev Kelland - HIV activist and poet


Thom Boulton - former Poet Laureate of Plymouth will perform a brand new set, with new book Xebo


Emma Rickard - poet debut performance


Slain McGough Davey and Keith Pollard on keyboard - notorious punk poet Slain will perform a unique reading of Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile with Keith playing Waltz music and artist Jenny Eden on drums


Headlining the second half will be The Ornaments with lead singer Kellie Withers plying original eclectic songs.


There will be a small pop up bar - pay by cash or card.


Poster art by Slain McGough Davey.

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 11am- 4pm  Date 3rd September   

Join WonderZoo writers to share your work and tell your story in our Cosmic Storytelling workshop.

We'll be exploring the use of descriptive language, so bring along your favourite descriptive pieces. 

18th August, 7pm


Join the radical film group to watch the 1931 classic adaptation of Frankenstein together and then enjoy an online discussion.
Contact us to reserve your place.

Poster by Gabi Marcellus-Temple.


Stronger North Stonehouse

Click here to find out more about this 8 week programme of bespoke performances and to see the videos!

Photo courtesy of Reuben McCormack-White. 


WonderQueue is a project where people queueing on Union Street can listen to recordings by WonderZoo poets, writers and singers by scanning QR codes on the pavements.

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Adelaide Lane Mural

As part of the WonderZoo events which were part of Plymouth Art Weekender, artist and poet Chi Bennett has created a unique mural featuring her poetry at the back of a house overlooking Adelaide Park in Stonehouse.