Jan Noble has taught creative writing in prisons, schools and on psychiatric wards. For 10 years he was the poetry tutor and facilitator for award-winning Hackney mental health charity Core Arts.
He has run community projects with homeless artists, writers and musicians at the Union Chapel and Islington Libraries with support from the WEA and Awards for All.
In 2015 he visited the Jungle, Calais. In response, he was invited to host a spoken word event as part of the East End Film Festival’s Day of Refuge. In partnership with UEL’s Centre for Narrative Research, it featured readings of poetry addressing refugee issues, and life stories written by residents of the Calais refugee camp.