Over 45,000 young people have benefitted from Andy Craven-Griffiths’ writing and performance workshops since he began running them in 2007. As a poet he has performed most extensively live on stage (Glastonbury, Latitude, BAC) but has also had work broadcast (Radio 1, Radio 4, BBC 2), and printed (poetry journals such as Magma, Ambit). As well as schools, clients include Arts Council England, British Council, Rethink Mental Health, First Story, The Letterbox Club. He has a chapter in “Making Poetry Happen” (Bloomsbury, 2015).
Currently, Andy is one of Radio 3’s Verb New Voices, is Lead Writer on various children’s writing projects, is one of Curve Theatre’s WritersLab writers, is part of the Midnight Run team (themnr.com), and is working part time on a PhD in Creative Writing.
Andy is also lead singer / rapper with his band ‘Middleman’. The band have toured everywhere from Reading Festival to SXSW, Texas, and played live sessions for Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM. Middleman’s music has also been widely synchronized (Channel 4, Channel 5, NBA2K11).
Here’s a poem: