Matt Miller

Suzanne Tweddle is a girl of two halves: beauty queen and part-time eco warrior. Spoken word practitioner and instigator of family quarrels. She’s trying to save the world one poem at a time, but can’t quite get her head around why she hasn’t yet been made leader of the free world yet. It would make everything much easier, wouldn’t it? And not just for her, for everyone. She really only thinks about other people. And animals. Never herself. Honest. . .

Matt Miller is a writer and performer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has performed his poetry at the Nottingham Playhouse, the Olympic Park and various pubs and cafes in Nottingham and Newcastle. As an actor, he received a commendation at the National Student Drama Festival 2013, and as a playwright had his first play ‘Back to Oblivion’ shortlisted for the festival the following year.

In 2014 he was selected as one of BBC Three’s Verb New Voices, and performed his poem ‘River Fragments’ on the radio. In 2015, he was made artist in residence at Live Theatre and co-wrote a show about the dangers of going to Mars forever. His first solo show ‘Sticking’ explores themes of place, identity and getting lost, and has been described as ‘a poetic and rebellious story of love, fear and sex.’


Suzanne Tweddle: (Wild) Life Coach was performed as part of PUG#2 at the Tyneside Irish Centre, 2017.


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Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

oracular practice workshop facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Workshop description 

A space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling myself from assimilationist approaches. Moving from and through and with states of overwhelm, using the density of available sensory and remembered information, our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data that can be used as tools for divination.

Or, in other words: some dancing with some words and sounds to provoke and encourage.

About Last Yearz Interesting Negro

oracular practice will be facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro, the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. The choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS. Please see more about Last Yearz Interesting Negro here.

When: Saturday 4th May, 11am – 1pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: Free. Space is very limited please register your attendance here. 

Suitability: 16+

Please wear soft comfortable clothing. And bring layers to keep warm.

Travel and Access information here.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at if you have any questions.

oracular practice workshop is hosted by PUG with support from Gateshead Council Culture Team, GIFT and ACE. Last Yearz Interesting Negro will be performing at PUG#7 as part of GIFT Festival.

PUG will be hosting workshops throughout 2019.


Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Carlos Jimenez.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop