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John's show All Hail The Snail has been a mainstay of the 2018 schedule. Go here to find an interview posted in Canary Wharf Kids where he discusses the show and offers advice to children interested in creative writing and their parents. And go here to listen to John talking to Nick Coffer about the show on BBC Three Counties Radio. You will need to sign into BBC Iplayer.

Upcoming events for which we don't yet have full details are: Stoke Newington Apple Day on 7th October; the Harrison Bar Kings Cross on 27th October; London Mirth, Marvel & Maud on 18th November; and Lerwick Library as part of Scottish Book Week in the week commencing 19th November.

September 2018

3 September - The Leftfield Show on Colne Community Radio
A new departure for John as he hosts a radio show ahead of his gig in Colchester

Monday 3 September 7.00 - 9.00pm     Free to air!

John is joined by Martin Newell and Lizzie Shirley in Philippe Palmer's Monday evening slot. Colne Radio broadasts on 106.6 FM to communities throughout North East Essex but you can also listen online using the link below.

Web www.colneradio.org.uk


14 September - New & Selected @ The Quarry Theatre

New writing, original and imaginative work and innovative adaptations of the classics

Friday 14 September 8.00pm     Tickets £15.50 / £13.50 concessions

Including Pass the Parsnip, Flinging the Fennel and possibly Vegetaboules. Devised to some extent for adults but will appeal to many approaching double figures.

Quarry Theatre     26 St Peter's Street     Bedford     MK40 2NN

Phone 01234 362337     Web www.quarrytheatre.org.uk


15 September - Family Wordship @ Cambridge Junction
Up-and-coming, youthful and cutting-edge

Saturday 15 September 8.00pm    Tickets £14.50

Plenty of healthy vocab for both young and older. Drawings of 12 different animals, not all immediately recognisable.

Cambridge Junction     Clifton Way     Cambridge     CB1 7GX

Phone 01223 511 511     Web www.junction.co.uk


16 September - New & Selected @ Colchester Arts Centre

The little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex

Sunday 16 September 8.00pm    Tickets £14.00 / £12.00 concessions

Colchester Arts Centre     Church Street     Colchester     Essex     CO1 1NF

Phone 01206 500900      Web www.colchesterartscentre.com


20 September - New & Selected @ Norwich Arts Centre
Winner of several awards for best small venue

Thursday 20 September 8.00pm    Tickets £14.50 / £11.50 concessions

Norwich Arts Centre     St Benedict's Street     Norwich     NR2 4PG

Phone 01603 660352     Web www.norwichartscentre.co.uk


23 September - Family Wordship @ The Lowry Salford

The first of two Sunday shows at this iconic venue

Sunday 23 September 3.00pm    Tickets £8.50 / £5.50 concessions

The Lowry      Pier 8     The Quays    Salford     M50 3AZ

Phone 0843 208 6000     Web www.thelowry.com


23 September - New & Selected @ The Lowry Salford

And here's the second

Sunday 23 September 8.00pm    Tickets £12.00 / £10.00 concessions

The Lowry      Pier 8     The Quays    Salford     M50 3AZ

Phone 0843 208 6000     Web www.thelowry.com

 

October 2018

3 October - WORD! Workshop @ The Leicester Guildhall
Part of the Everybody's Reading Festival 29 September to 7 October

Wednesday 3 October 2.00-4.00pm     Free but booking essential 0116 2532569

No experience necessary, suitable for adults and those approaching double figures

Leicester Guildhall     Guildhall Lane     Leicester     LE1 5FQ

Web www.everybodysreading.co.uk    (PDF Page 22)


18 October - Stanley's Stick Live @ Loughborough Town Hall

Part of the Loogabarooga Festival 2018

Thursday 18 October 1.30pm    Tickets £5.00

John and illustrator Neal Layton present the stage version of their first book collaboration. Suitable for anyone over 5½. Children must bring a grown-up.

Loughborough Town Hall      Market Place     Loughborough     LE11 3EB

Phone 01509 231914     Web www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk


18 October - Telling and Drawing the Supersonic Sofa @ Loughborough Town Hall

Also part of the Loogabarooga Festival 2018

Thursday 18 October 5.30pm    Tickets £5.00

This workshoppy show tells the tale of an ordinary living room sofa. Well maybe not quite. Bring a pen and one coloured pencil. Paper and mandolin music will be provided.

Loughborough Town Hall      Market Place     Loughborough     LE11 3EB

Phone 01509 231914     Web www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk


19-21 October - Musicport Festival 2018
Started back in 2000 with a one-off festival for the Millennium and still going strong!

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October     Tickets £115.00 - £125 plus booking fees

Tickets are available only for the entire festival and not for individual events in this terrific lineup. John is performing on Saturday 20th.

Whitby Pavilion Complex     West Cliff     YO21 3EN

Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


19 October - New & Selected @ Hartlepool Community Hub

Dotting the Is and crossing the Tees

Friday 19 October 7.00pm    Use email address below for booking information

Community Hub Central     124 York Road     Hartlepool     TS26 9DE

Email infodesk@hartlepool.gov.uk     Web www.evensi.uk


20 October - Family Wordship @ Hartlepool Community Hub

More high jinks in Hartlepool

Saturday 20 October 12.00pm    Use email address below for booking information

Community Hub Central     124 York Road     Hartlepool     TS26 9DE

Email infodesk@hartlepool.gov.uk     Web www.evensi.uk


28 October - John Hegley & KiS @ Joanna's Place!
Hosted by Joanna Eden Music

Sunday 28 October 8.00pm    Tickets £15.00

John is preceded by former 'Flying Picket' singer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Kissaun (KiS)

Fairycroft Arts and Media Centre    Saffron Walden     CB11 3HD

Web www.tickettailor.com

 

November 2018

10 November - New & Selected @ Exeter Phoenix
A vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue

Saturday 10 November 8.00pm    Tickets £10 / £12 + booking fee

Exeter Phoenix     Bradninch Place     Gandy Street     Exeter     EX4 3LS

Phone 01392 667080     Web www.exeterphoenix.org.uk


16 November - New & Selected @ The Comedy Box Bristol
Promoting and producing live stand-up comedy in Bristol since 1994

Friday 16 November 8.00pm    Tickets £15 including fees

Hen & Chicken Studio    210 North Street    Southville     Bristol     BS3 1JF

Phone 0117 966 3143     Web www.thecomedybox.co.uk

 

Reviews

'Family life would be a lot easier if you could just open the cupboard and pull out your Hegley every time things got fractious, heated or miserable'
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'Awesomely mundane'
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'Scandalously talented'
Sunday Times

'Bleeding marvellous'
NME

'Like a good deed in a naughty world'
Herts Advertiser

'Makes little sense'
Luton News

‘Marvellous, joyful fun'
The Telegraph

'An incurable entertainer'
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