In 2011, Alain founded Paper Tiger Poetry at the Tea House Theatre and hosted the event from 2011-2015. The event continues to run at the Tea House Theatre under the stewardship of Jason Why.
Alain has been on the performance poetry circuit in London since mid-2007. Alain writes about Asperger’s Syndrome, mental health issues along with other diverse topics such as snooker, Shakespeare and Palestine.
In the past years he has taken part in numerous open-mics and featured at several others – including Word4Word, A Spoonful of Poison, and Utter. In 2013, Alain took part in Silent Cacophony, a London-wide event involving many artists and poets to mark Remembrance Day. You can read Alain’s account of the experience by clicking here.
Alain’s poetry on Asperger’s Syndrome has been published in Asperger’s United, and with Autism London. His writing and reviews have also appeared on the website WriteoutLoud – here is a sample.
Alain has many recordings of his poetry performances online and they can be viewed here:
Alain English, ScotsCare Volunteer, on Aspergers, acting and poetry
This video is about Alain English, his passion for acting and poetry, and about his experience of Asperger’s syndrome and mental health issues:
Tam O’Shanter – Performed at The Burns Night Supper 2016 – Tea House Theatre
Falling Forward – Performed at Poetry Meets Art, London
Snakes Inside My Ears and Bursting Blisters on My Brain – Performed at Rrrants, London
Here’s to the Losers (aka The Survivors) – Performed at the Poetry Cafe, London
The Legend of Annie Inglis – performed at the Pleasuredrome in Waterloo, London
Why Palestine? – performed at the Pro-Palestine March on the Israeli Embassy, London, January 2009
This is Who I am / The Greatest Game of All / Here’s to the Losers – performed at A Spoonful of Poison, London