Dominic is spending time here at ARC to develop My Name is Paul, a play which explores the ups and downs of Black fatherhood in the North East. Educational and entertaining in equal measure, it’s got costume changes, dancing and the ultimate pub quiz.

About Dominic

Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley is a spoken word artist.

He has a habit of turning up in unexpected places: the Atacama Desert, South Africa, New Zealand, Teesside.

You’ve probably met him somewhere before.

Dominic’s writing often tackles the issues of fatherhood, role models, mental health and spending his teenage years in a Middle England town.

His poetry has been commissioned by the BBC. He’s performed at the world’s longest running online literary festival. He has been on ITV discussing the impact of the Windrush Generation, Black Lives Matter and the power of education.

Underpinning all his poems are optimistic tones, positive vibes and uplifting messages.

Dominic has been a guest lecturer at Teesside University and he curated and edited Our Place, Our History – An Anthology of Black and Asian British Poetry from the North of England.

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