Jamie Hale is a UK based cross-discplinary creative – a curator, poet, writer, playwright, live artist, actor, and director. They are also an expert in disability and health and social care policy.
A winner of the London Writers Awards for Poetry in 2018, Jamie’s first poetry and live art solo show was performed at the Barbican Centre to headline the showcase of D/deaf and disabled artists CRIPtic, curated by themself. They have had poetry published in Magma, the Rialto, and Poetry Quarterly, and are currently finishing their first collection. They have performed at venues from the Barbican Centre to the Tate Modern.
To accompany their solo show at the Barbican Centre, Jamie curated the sell-out showcase CRIPtic featuring artists including Jackie Hagan, Signkid, and Amelia Cavallo.
Jamie is one of the seven members of the Graeae Ensemble programme, a diploma in Theatremaking and Leadership. Their performance in their solo show, NOT DYING, was reviewed as:
“an acerbically funny and deeply thought-provoking monologue […] Hale is a compelling and witty performer who makes you laugh and reflect in equal measure” – Agnes Carrington-Windo, Plays to See
Health and social care policy
Chair of Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission, Jamie has advised and/or trained everyone from doctors to MPs, and is currently leading this groundbreaking inquiry into the treatment experienced by disabled people living in the borough. They are currently studying for a Master’s in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health at UCL,
They are available for poetry features and performances and also offer lectures and speeches on topics related to queer and trans politics and identity, or disability.
They are experienced in running poetry workshops with groups of disabled and non-disabled children and adults.
They offer training services for organisations on supporting disabled staff and service users. They can speak either as a service user or an expert in issues of health and social care.
They can also provide sensitivity reading for gender, sexuality and disability.
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