I am so, so honoured to have this legendary lady on our line-up. If you're from Peterborough and you don't know who she is... where have you been? Please give it up, for KEELY MILLS!
Keely Mills is a poet who has performed across the UK and with some of the greats of the spoken word scene including Attila the Stockbroker and John Cooper Clarke, she was proud to be the Peterborough Poet laureate in 2009 and she produced the fantastic poetry night, ‘Speakeasy’ with the talented Mark Grist for four years working with some of the best poets in the UK, such as Kate Tempest and Ross Sutherland. Currently she is poet in residence in Epping forest for the Epping Forest district council.
And to add to that she is also the Peterborough Project manager for Eastern Angles Theatre co and has worked on many of their successful shows which have been about or have been produced in Peterborough over the last five years. Her personal hi-lights being ‘I heart Peterborough’ ‘Dark Earth’ and ‘Parkway Dreams’ a musical about Peterborough and the development corporation which returns to the Key Theatre in October.
Her main credential of note is that she is from the village of Eye, just outside of Peterborough and her work has been heavily influenced by this area, her childhood and her love for this fenland landscape and people.
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