Perry Jonsson Photography

Photo by Perry Jonsson

‘Leyla Josephine does a great job in taking the audience away from this space with her brilliant wordplay and excellent turn of phrase. She has the ability to draw an audience into her poetry and present a visual picture with her words.’
– The Wee Review


The Roxy, Inn Deep, The Lyceum, The Tron Theatre, The Arches, Inn Deep, Loud Poets, Rally & Broad, Last Monday at Rio, Sonnet Youth, The High Flight, Say Your Prayers, Doune The Rabbit Hole, The Wickerman, Belladrum Festival, Fail Better, The Poetry Club, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The BBC, Scottish Youth Parliament, Document Film Festival, Caorunn Gin Festival, The Merchant City Festival, JamFest, TYCI, Buzzcut, Platform, The Blue Chair, The Flying Duck, The Govanhill Baths, The Glad Cafe, Rhyming Optional, Forth Bridge Live, Stag and Dagger, Glasgay!, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Sunday’s Abide, 10Red, Young Women’s Movement, Broadcast, Stereo, Perth Concert Hall, 13th Note, Women of The World Perth, Electric Fields, Neu! Reekie!, Men with Coconuts, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Poets Against Humanity, The Banshee Labyrinth, Other Voices, Boomerang, Wax Lyrical, The Biscuit Factory, I Want A Dyke For President, Girl Gaze, Scottish Refugee Council, Kelburn, The Poetry Club, Booked Festival.


The Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, The Fire Station Oxford, Hammer and Tongue, Raise The Bar Bristol, The Festival of Choice, York Saint John University, The Green Note Camden, The Komedia Brighton, That’s What She Said at The Bookclub London, Extra Second at VFD London, Bang Said The Gun at Bloomsbury Theatre London, BBC Radio 4 London, TedXWhitehallWomen, Babble Gum Newcastle.


JUKE at The Owain Glyndwr


Imagine Festival, Belfast.


East Village Social Club


24 Bar


Wax Poetics Vancouver, Tongues of Fire Victoria.


The Prague Fringe.

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