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Here's the current gigs schedule as we know it at the moment.

April 2017

1 April - Poisson d'Avril (April Fool's Day) @ Wirksworth Book Festival
The festival launches on Saturday 31 March and runs till Sunday 2 April

Saturday 1 April 3.30pm     Tickets Children £6 Adults £8

A family workshop suitable for everyone aged 8 and above.

Memorial Hall    39 St Johns Street    Wirksworth    Matlock    Derbyshire    DE4 4DS

Phone 07973 600701    Web https://de.eventbu.com


1 April - Poisson d'Avril (April Fool's Day) @ Wirksworth Book Festival
Some events are free, tickets for charged events are available from 25 February

Saturday 1 April 8.00pm      Tickets £6 children, £9 concessions, £12 full

Poetry reading including fresh off the pen poems from the afternoon's poetry workshop.

Wirksworth Town Hall    Coldwell Street    Wirksworth    Matlock    Derbyshire    DE4 4EU

Phone 07973 600701    Web https://de.eventbu.com


6 April - Talking about Rameau @ Royal College of Music
France, dance and John's family, with Monsieur Rameau always close at harpsichord hand

Thursday 6 April 6.15pm      Free but ticketed

John offers his own take on the life and oeuvre of his esteemed ancestor ahead of an evening performance of Les Fêtes d'Hébé.

Recital Hall    Royal College of Music    Prince Consort Road     London    SW7 2BS

Phone 020 7591 4314    Web www.rcm.ac.uk


21 April - The Further Adventures of Monsieur Robinet @ Kings Place
Delighting and enriching the lives of everyone who visits us

Friday 21 April 7.00pm      Tickets £9.50 online price

John brings his dad's paintings, his own drawings and chamber musicians providing additional baroque grandeur.

Kings Place    90 York Way    London    N1 9AG

Phone 020 7520 1490    Web www.kingsplace.co.uk


22 April - Stand Up And Spit @ The Civic Barnsley
"Holding your hand through hard times"

Saturday 22 April 8.00pm      Tickets £8 / £6

A Firm of Poets presents an evening of angry beer-soaked, spit-stained ranting inspired by poet and original ranter Tim Wells.

Assembly Room    The Civic    Hanson Street     Barnsley     S70 2HZ

Phone 01226 327000     Web www.barnsleycivic.co.uk


28 April - Heart and Sole @ The Accies Club Glasgow
A show with dancing at the end

Friday 28 April 9.00pm      Tickets £13.50

There's John, and some northern soul, by some bloke called David Belcher.

The Accies Club    21 Helensburgh Drive    Glasgow    G13 1RR

Web www.tickx.co.uk


30 April - John & Andrew "Mulletproof" Graves @ The Poppy & Pint
Part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival, a diverse programme of over 50 events

Sunday 30 April 7.00-10.00pm      Tickets £8 / £7

John's co-star for this event has been described as “the hardest working poet in the East Midlands” so expect value for money!

The Poppy and Pint     Pierrepont Road     West Bridgford     Nottingham     NG2 5DX

Web www.nottinghampoetryfestival.com

 

May 2017

13 May - New & Selected Potatoes @ Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Anna Saunders launched the first Cheltenham Poetry Festival in 2010

Saturday 13 May 7.00pm     Tickets £12 / £8

Cheltenham Playhouse    47-53 Bath Road    Cheltenham    Gloucestershire    GL53 7HG

Phone 01242 522852    Web www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk


14 May - Writing, Drawing and Drawing out the Creative @ Cheltenham Poetry Festival
The festival has grown steadily in number of events, audiences, artistic success and prestige

Sunday 14 May 11.00am - 1.00pm      Tickets £15 (£24 if you also go to the Saturday show)

Bring a poem (by someone other than you), and a painting or photo to act as a trigger for new work. There will be mandolin playing as you are mulling and making!

Cheltenham Lawn Hotel    5 Pittville Lawn    Cheltenham     GL52 2BE

Web www.ticketsource.co.uk

 

June 2017

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


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


21-25 June @ Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2017 is long since sold out, but for those of you who have tickets, John will be there!

 

July 2017

6 July @ Ledbury Poetry Festival
The festival runs from 30 June to 9 July at various venues

Thursday 6 July full details not yet available

Ledbury Poetry Festival  The Master's House  St Katherine's  Bye Street  Ledbury  HR8 1EA

Phone 01531 636232    Web www.poetry-festival.co.uk


15 July - Peace Love & Potatoes @ The Watermark Ivybridge
A bright modern venue owned and run by Ivybridge Town Council

Saturday 15 July 7.00pm      Tickets £15 / £14 / £10

The Watermark    Erme Court    Leonards Road    Ivybridge    PL21 0SZ

Phone 01752 892220       Web www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk

 

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