TEDx Totnes

Jackie Juno

Grand Bard of Exeter
Jackie Juno

Jackie Juno is the current Grand Bard of Exeter (Caer Wyse) – and as far as she knows, the only female Grand Bard in it’s 200 year history.  She has been a performer since the 1980’s and has appeared in various guises from Axminster to Amsterdam; from Arizona to Australia. And other places which don’t begin with A.

She is a regular at festivals in the UK (including Glastonbury, Port Eliot and Tagore at Dartington), and has also performed in schools, churches, street markets, fayres, funerals and weddings.

Jackie also writes scripts for film and live performance, short stories and song lyrics (she is lead singer with The Invisible Opera company of Tibet).

She is author of several poetry collections: ‘Outspoken!’ ‘Dare’, ‘History’s Whispers’ and ‘This Much I Know’. She hosts ‘Outspoken!’ a monthly Poetry Open Mic night in Totnes and is creator of the mystical soap opera set in Totnes, Reincarnation Street.