Robin Graham

About Me

Robin Graham (born in London in 1960) is a performance poet and playwright, laughter consultant and teacher of creative writing. In 1999, he co-founded Greenhouse Northwest, a theatre company for people whose first career choice was not performing arts.

His plays include Growing Pains, a monologue for schoolchildren, toured by M6 Theatre Company as part of Double Six; A Mother's Perspective, a monologue about a grandma who is HIV+, toured by Greenhouse Northwest; Club Nemesis at the Green Room, Manchester; Children of Abraham, produced by Manchester Sangeet Academy; Guardians, for the Abraham Moss Youth Theatre; A Different Place, produced by Stop Gap and toured by Ampersand Theatre Company. As Poet In Residence at Clitheroe Castle Museum during The Year Of The Artist, he wrote Crikey Mikey's Summer Holiday which was performed by local schoolchildren and published by Ribble Valley Council. A Different Place and A Mother’s Perspective are published in the Journal of Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (2001 and 2003) at http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/users/dmeyerdinkgrafe/archive/archive_creative.html.

As associate writer at greenroom, Manchester, he presented Skin Deep and Crucifixion, two works using poetry and image, and Expressions of Joy, a collaboration using poetry and video. His poetry collections, The Life Of My Time, and The New Koforiduan, are published by KT publications.

He is co-founder and trustee of the UK Laughter Network, co-founder of the World Laughter Pledge, and the first Laughter Ambassador for World Laughter Master Belachew Girma. He currently runs an Arts and Health project in the North West of England based on laughter, including Laughter On Prescription and Laughter In Business.

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