8 December - Winter Warmer @ Smokey Joe's Cheltenham
Part of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Saturday 8 December 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £12 + booking fee some 2 for 1s available
Heat up the cockles of your heart with a hearty serving of comedy, poetry and music. With fiddler Eleanor Moreton and support from Dan Cooper.
Smokey Joe's 16 Bennington Street Cheltenham GL50 4ED
01242 513744 Web www.ticketsource.co.uk
18 December - Family Wordship @ Stoke Newington Library
A special treat at John's own local library
Tuesday 18 December 4.30pm FREE! FREE! FREE!
A mix of story, song and drawings, for all who have ever been six. A sofa that flies out of doors, a hamster made out of a sock and Stanley and his Stick coming alive in Stoke Newington library.
Stoke Newington Library Stoke Newington Church Street London N16 0JS
Phone 020 8356 3000 Web www.hackney.gov.uk
19 December - Blue Suede Sporran Club @ Square & Compass
Allegedly the finest pub in the world
Wednesday 19 December 8.00pm Tickets £10.00 on the door
John's uteful accompanist is Jane Ireland and your host is Elvis McGonagall.
The Square & Compass Worth Matravers Swanage BH19 3LF
01929 439229 Web www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk
20 December - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Brewhouse & Kitchen Southbourne
Singing and laughing together, and there is a prize
Thursday 20 December 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 - £12.50
poet and musician of some distinction brings pre-Christmas cheer down Dorset. Suitable for all who have attained double figures.
Brewhouse & Kitchen Southbourne
139 Parkwood Road Bournemouth BH5 2BT
01202 055209 Web www.designmynight.com