After completing a university degree in English Literature, JUDGE set out to be an ‘Ambassador for Poetry’ around the world, saying: “Poetry should be for everyone, not just professors and librarians!”
Since then JUDGE has performed at Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace, Kensington Palace, Chequers, Wembley Stadium, Earls Court, The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Glastonbury Festival and countless other venues. He has performed for Queen Elizabeth II (four times), Prince Charles and many celebrities, and has been featured on prime-time TV and Radio (including BBC1 TV’s “The One Show” and BBC Radio 5live).
Internationally, JUDGE has appeared at venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Hong Kong and Dubai, among other countries. These include Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, The Peninsular in Hong Kong, The Auckland Sheraton in New Zealand, Holders Festival in Barbados and South-By-South-West Festival in the USA. He has been Poet-in-Residence in venues and hotels across Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia and Oman. He has been featured on TV and Radio in many countries.
JUDGE supports several charities. He regularly performs at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospitals for the charity Spread A Smile.
“Thank you very much indeed… it’s been a pleasure!”
Colin Murray, BBC Radio.
“To say JUDGE far exceeded our expectations would be to understate it – he totally blew us away! His unique talent and ability made all the difference… a memorable and talked about event!”
“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing this week, everybody mentioning how fantastic you were! Next time we have cause to celebrate expect a phone call from me!”
Party Organiser, London.
“JUDGE, thanks for your fantastic inspiration and support!”
Tony Juniper, Friends of the Earth.
“Thanks for your contribution to the show on Friday – always works a treat, but doubly more so this time as we had our special guest in the studio. He was rightly blown away by it all!”
Producer, BBC Radio.