Heather Wastie wordsmith, humourist & musician

Heather is an eclectic polymath whose work does not fit easily into boxes! She is a poet, songwriter, oral historian, actor and skilled performer, and runs monthly spoken word and music night, Mouth and Music in Kidderminster. She has been short-listed for both Birmingham and Worcestershire Poet Laureates, and in 2013 was Writer in Residence at the Museum of Carpet, turning people's memories into poems, monologues and songs for performance and publication. She is co-founder, with Emma Purshouse, of Brewers’ Troupe, a performance poetry company specialising in performances in pubs.

Heather has published 3 illustrated poetry collections: Until I Saw Your Foot and The Page-Turner's Dilemma (Lapal Publications), focusing on the humorous side of her work, and Poems of the Head in Dynamic Relation to F M Alexander (self-published), centred on the Alexander Technique. She uses technology to create innovative pieces combining music, spoken word and found sound. As a facilitator, she works with people of all ages, including people with disabilities.

See also  weavingyarns1.wordpress.com

welcome  to wastie’s space

incorporating  BREWERS’ TROUPE  and  LAPAL BOOKS

Photos: Liz Evans, Nadeem Chughtai, Geoff Robinson, Geoff Cox, Eddie Humphreys,Valerie Head, Joanna Ornowska


Singer  Songwriter  Poet  Actor

Keyboard  Accordion  Recorder


Workshops & performances

for people with dementia

Oral history interpretation

through poems and songs


with young people

Performance poet


Montserrat Carbonara

Comedy opera singer


photo John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk