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Poet/Photographer/Video Editor/Camera Man
As comfortable in front of a camera as he is behind it, Tyrone is a full time video editor. He says words to people sometimes.
A former Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion and the first ever Roundhouse Poet, Tyrone has been around the country working with poetry in a variety of ways, including performing, teaching, peer mentoring and filming. He’s one of the hosts of Boomerang London, a team that runs an open mic night running the first Tuesday of every month in West London.
A regular on the London poetry scene, Tyrone has also been involved with a number of major poetry events over the years including 2010’s Word Cup, 2012’s Shake The Dust and 2015’s Shot From The Lip, all of which were in association with Apples and Snakes. He’s also performed at the 2016 London Anti-Slam and the 2016 UK Slam Championships.
Away from performing, Tyrone has started his own one man production company, Process Productions. In 2015, through Process Productions, Tyrone created the documentary called ‘New Shit!’, following the London poetry scene’s wide variety of open mic nights and the poets that take part in them. He’s just finished his next project, ‘Scores, Please?’, a documentary series around the world of poetry slams.
As well as filming, Tyrone has made a name for himself as a photographer on the London poetry scene, becoming the resident photographer at a number of London’s regular poetry events.