3 June - John (Gently) Rocks The Roundhouse (Studio) @ Roundhouse Camden
Part of The Last Word festival, where spoken word, theatre and gigs collide
Saturday 3 June 8.00pm Tickets £12.50 + fees
The potato returns with 16 songs, old and new, and some unpublished spoken verses. Other music-makers join the party alongside amoebae, a phloem poem, the fourth Wiseman, Saint Bridget, the in-love bus drivers and an American in Luton.
Devised for adults, but acceptable to some spectacle-wearing 9 year olds.
Sackler Space Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road London NW1 8EH
Phone 0300 6789 222 Web www.roundhouse.org.uk
9 June - Punk and Poetry @ Club 85
Hitchin's finest festival of world music
Friday 9 June 7.45pm - midnight Tickets £12 door / £10 in advance
John is joined by The Mighty Collider, The Knockouts and DJ Crazy Fish (John Harper)
Club 85 74 Whinbush Road Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 1PZ
01462 434801 Web www.club-85.co.uk
15 June - Peace Love & Potatoes and other gems @ DEDA Derby
A creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally
Thursday 15 June 7.30pm Tickets £14
Part of the Derby Book Festival
Déda Chapel Street Cathedral Quarter Derby DE1 3GU
Phone 01332 370 911 Web www.deda.com
21 June - Songs & Poems @ Culpeper Community Garden Islington
"A green oasis in the midst of streets, estates and inner city bustle"
Wednesday 21 June 4.00pm FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!
John and Jane Ireland do 20 minutes of songs and introduce poems by garden users.
Culpeper Community Garden 1 Cloudesley Road Islington London N1 0EG
020 7833 3951 Web www.culpeper.org.uk
25 June - Family Wordship @ Didsbury Arts Festival
Ships and camels, singing, storytelling and moving hands in the fashion of waves, fishes and guillemots
Sunday 25 June 4.00pm Tickets £10 / £12
A joining in event for anyone over 7 years of age (though younger folk have been known to find these activities engaging)
The Didsbury Parsonage Trust Stenner Lane Manchester M20 2RQ
Phone 020 7833 3951 Web www.eventbrite.co.uk
21-25 June @ Glastonbury
Glastonbury 2017 is long since sold out, but for those of you who have tickets, John will be there!
30 June - Animal Alphaboat @ The Ropewalk Barton upon Humber
Barton upon Humber has been described as the jewel in the crown of North Lincolnshire.....
Friday 30 June 7.30pm Tickets £12
An interactive show for families in which John enchants with his poetic genius and silliness.
The Ropewalk Maltkiln Road Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT
Phone 01652 660380 Web www.roperyhall.co.uk