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Words Work Wonders brings a unique, memorable and personal twist to your evening through a spontaneous poem and performance bespoke to your celebration.

Written on the night by published poet Alex Gwyther through interaction and input from your guests, Gwyther performs the poem with wit and humour to the audience. The poem can later be printed and framed to as a keepsake to remember the evening. BEspoken is ideal for charity and corporate events, weddings and private parties.

For an alternative twist to the event, Words Work Wonders offers the client a bespoken poetry service throughout the event, where Alex will be stationed on a ‘poet’s table’ and throughout the event will mingle and interact with guests and write individual bespoken poems for the guests. These poems will be written neatly on paper and sealed in envelopes for the guests to take home. This works particularly well at corporate functions.

Past Clients have included The Southbank Centre and The National Theatre's hospitality space 'The Deck' where Alex has entertained at weddings, surprise birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events and awards ceremonies.

About Alex Gwyther

Alex Gwyther is a writer, poet and actor from London.

He has performed at festivals and events across the UK, such as Latitude Festival, the Royal Festival Hall, Oxford University and Trafalgar Square for The Mayor of London’s Week of Peace. His solo theatre show, Our Friends, The Enemy is internationally recognised in Europe and America and has toured across the UK, and sold out Edinburgh Festival.

His poetry has been published by Nasty Little Press, Burning Eye and Oberon and featured on BBC Radio 2 and XFM. He has been specially commissioned to write for a number of organisations, businesses and charities and his client list includes: BBC Radio 1, The Premier League, MasterCard, National Theatre, Transitions Global and Southbank Centre.

He is currently under commission by The Premier League and is represented by Simon & How Associates, London

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Live entertainment
  • Prose
  • Spoken word
  • Secret
  • Poet
  • Poetry
  • Artist
  • Keepsake
  • Performer
  • Original
  • Hip hop
  • Stories
  • Remember
  • Memories
  • Poems
  • Memorable
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I play these instruments:

  • Stories
  • Family
  • Paper
  • Mic
  • Voice
  • Words
  • Memories
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Private Party
  • Wedding
  • Other
  • Birthday Party
  • Engagement Party
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  • Price from £ 177
    Words Work Wonders

    A bespoke and personalised poem written during the event after mingling and interacting with guests.

    A live performance of the poem.

    A typed up copy of the poem sent to you.

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Words Work Wonders


2 Reviews

Booked Words Work Wonders for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

Such a wonderful, unique and very personal gift for a loved one for any special occasion; be it for a birthday, wedding, retirement, leaving work, new parents and so forth. In my case Alex was a surprise ‘guest’ at my Husbands 50th birthday party. Alex posed as a Barman, who whilst clearing glasses mingled amongst the guest and asked them for stories, memories and [url hidden] about my husband. Alex then went on his break and wrote a truly amazing, very funny and personal poem of which he read out. It was a great success and we now have the poem framed for all to see. So if you are stuck for a present and want something very original then book Alex. You really will not be disappointed.

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5.0   Verified review

We were bought this as a gift from one of our friends as my girlfriend and I bought our first house together. Was extremely surprised and touched by the sentiment and personalised style of the piece. Brought my girlfriend to tears. The poem now sits in our living room. Wonderful touch to our first home. Thank you!

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