Paul Summers

Paul Summers

Paul Summers is a Northumbrian poet, performer and literary activist.

People, Pits and Politics festival: arise!
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:06

People, Pits and Politics festival: arise!

Published in Festivals/ Events


Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, Durham

Friday 13th July, 8pm


An evening of poetry & song at the PPP festival

8 strong & varied working-class voices from the North East of England.

This event includes the launch of 'arise!', a new pamphlet-length poem by Paul Summers commissioned by Culture Matters for the Durham Miners' Gala.


Jane Burn Poet & illustrator, originally from South Yorkshire, now based in the North East.

Julie Hogg Poet, performer & teacher from Redcar.

Joan Johnston Poet, performer & tutor from Tyneside.

Paul Summers Northumbrian poet, performer & literary activist.

Rob Walton Writer, performer & teacher, originally from Scunthorpe, now lives in North Shields.

Andy Willoughby Poet, performer & literary activist from Middlesbrough now living in Durham.



Nev Clay A tender & lyrical observer of everyday pain & wonder, a fine wordsmith & legend of the local scene.

Bugman (Ryan Siddal) A post-punk pop troubadour, whose work moves effortlessly between well crafted rage & beautifully reported sensitivity, from dark urban narratives to the wryly comic.