Sue Hamblen

You don’t know history until it’s gone

Sometimes it comes back to bite you in the face.

The present bit by bit becomes the past

And you save what you can with ‘cut and paste’.

From ‘The Trelai Mural’

Cardiff born Sue studied at York and Cardiff. She worked for many years with homeless young people in the Cardiff area, and with young people in Social Services care. She also performed with bands, as a singer song writer, and entertained at medieval banquets, pubs and clubs.

On discovering the world of performance poetry she competed successfully in Poetry Slams at Cheltenham, London, Ledbury, Stroud, and Cardiff, and performed regularly on the alternative festival poetry scene including the Poetry & Words Stage at Glastonbury Festival. She has supported Attila the Stockbroker, and duetted with Billy Bragg. She ran ‘Word Up’ poetry nights in the Cellar Bar, Cardigan, and was a finalist in BBC New Writers Wales.

Sue loves to travel, and also hand rolls and hand paints beads made from recycled paper.

MK’s Paper Beads