Ben is an award-winning slam poet (BBC Radio 4 Slam Champion 2009, Dike Omeje Slam Poetry Award 2008), writer and actor who has performed his work at theatres, festivals, schools and young offender institutes nationally and internationally.
He is the founder of Moksha Arts, a performing arts company dedicated to addressing social and ecological issues. Moksha produced Ben’s debut solo spoken word theatre piece, Voices of Dissent and are currently developing new solo and collaborative projects.
Ben is also a founder member of spoken word/hip hop theatre collective, Pen-ultimate, who are currently touring their debut show, A Night on the Tiles, to venues around the UK.
Ben’s debut poetry collection and spoken word album, both titled Light Made Solid, were published this year by Flapjack Press, and he has had poetry and fiction published by Route, Corporatewatch, Puppywolf and Poetry Review.
In addition to working with studio-based producers and sound designers he performs spoken word, MCs and beatboxes with various musicians including Jason Singh, Myke Wilson and singer/songwriter, Léonie Higgins.