Francesca Beard

Francesca Beard by CarlosCazurro

Francesca Beard has performed her poetry all over the world, with the British Council – a café in Azerbaijan, the Bangkok Book Fair, a Colombian prison – as well as within the UK. Her one woman show, ‘Chinese Whispers’ and children’s show ‘Animal Olympics’ have toured nationally and internationally. She’s had a short play on at the Royal Court Theatre and plays on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She has been a writer in residence at the BBC, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Metropolitan Police. She is currently developing ‘Storyverse’, a trans-media participatory story-telling experience for live and on-line audiences with B3 Media, supported by Arts Council England and developed through residencies at The Banff Centre Canada and The Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University.

Thanks to the British Council and ConnectZA for their support