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John's new tour All Hail The Snail is a mainstay of the Spring 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.

May 2018

2 May - Poetry Pioneers: 35 Years @ Rich Mix Shoreditch
A retrospective of Spoken Word launch presented by Apples and Snakes

Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm    Tickets £10 + online booking fees

John has a 10 minute slot in this show alongside Shagufta Iqbal + Kayo Chingonyi + Jacob Sam-La Rose + The Upper World + Ross Sutherland + Roger Robinson + Zena Edwards + Debris Stevenson + host Yomi Sode

Rich Mix   35-47 Bethnal Green Road    London    E1 6LA

Phone 020 7613 7498    Web www.richmix.org.uk


12 May - All Hail The Snail @ Victoria Hall Settle
A beautiful Victorian Music Hall set between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland

Saturday 12 May 11.00am and 3.00pm    Tickets £10 + online booking fees

PLEASE NOTE THESE GIGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Settle Victoria Hall     Kirkgate    Settle    North Yorkshire    BD24 9DZ

Phone 01729 825718     Web www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk


13 May - All Hail The Snail @ Waterside Sale
A vibrant arts venue overlooking the scenic Waterside Plaza and Bridgewater Canal

Sunday 13 May 11.00am and 2.30pm    Tickets £4.50 - £9.00

With Clare Elstow on keyboards

Waterside     1 Waterside Plaza     Sale     Trafford     M33 7ZF

Phone 0161 912 5616     Web www.watersidearts.org


18 May - A Potato Show @ Dulwich Festival
The Dulwich Festival runs a rich and varied programme from 11-20 May 2018

Friday 18 May 7.30pm    Tickets £12.00 / £10.00 + online booking fees

A bunch of selected potato stuff, snails may or may not be mentioned.

The Laboratory    Dulwich College    London    SE21 7LD

Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


22 May - Milk Poetry @ The Tobacco Factory

A very special night of poetry hijinks

Tuesday 22 May 8.00pm    Tickets £8.00

John is joined by Bristol based poet Josie Alford plus the signature Milk Poetry Slam

The Room Above (The White Bear)    Tobacco Factory Theatres    Raleigh Road    Southville Bristol    BS3 1TF

Phone 0117 902 0344      Web www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com


24 May - Northampton CND 60th Anniversary Celebration @ The Lab Northampton
60 years of passion about the future of the planet

Thursday 24 May 8.00pm    Tickets £5.50

John is joined by Clare Elstow on keyboards and the Jazz Butcher Quintet

The Lab    95-97 Charles Street    Northampton    NN1 3BG

Web www.ents24.com


25 May - London Writers' Eclective Presents @ Waterstones Gower Street

Presented in collaboration with London-based artist Sue McQueen

Friday 25 May 6.30pm    Tickets £8.00

John's set runs alongside the Words and Pictures exhibition on display from 8 May to 22 June and he will be available for signing books.

Waterstones     82 Gower Street     London     WC1E 6EQ

Phone 020 7636 1577    Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


26 May - All Hail The Snail @ Stantonbury Theatre Milton Keynes
A subscriber to Age Friendly Standards developed by the Family Arts Campaign

Saturday 26 May 2.30pm    Tickets £12.50 / £11.50 / Family £44.00

With Clare Elstow on keyboards

Stantonbury Theatre    Stantonbury    Milton Keynes    MK14 6BN

Phone 01908 324466     Web www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk


29 May - All Hail The Snail @ MAC Birmingham
A pioneering arts complex for everyone since 1962

Tuesday 29 May 11.30am and 2.30pm    Tickets £11.00 / £9.50

With Clare Elstow on keyboards

MAC Birmingham    Cannon Hill Park    Birmingham    B12 9QH

Phone 0121 446 3232     Web www.macbirmingham.co.uk


30 May - All Hail The Snail @ Greenwich Theatre
Supporting the grass roots of new theatre creation

Wednesday 30 May 2.00pm    Tickets £13.50 / £8.50 / Family £30.00

With Eleanor Moreton on violin

Greenwich Theatre    Crooms Hill     London     SE10 8ES

Phone 020 8858 7755    Web www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk


31 May - All Hail The Snail @ The Marlowe Canterbury

Re-opened in 2011 after an extensive rebuild and now a leading regional theatre

Thursday 31 May 11.00am and 2.30pm    Tickets £10.25

With Eleanor Moreton on violin

The Marlowe    The Friars    Canterbury    Kent     CT1 2AS

Phone 01227 787787     Web www.marlowetheatre.com

 

June 2018

7 June - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Underbelly Festival Southbank
Underbelly's 10th Birthday and summer on the Southbank is the biggest yet

Thursday 7 June 9.30pm    Tickets from £12.50

Spuds spuds spuds!

Underbelly Festival     Belvedere Road Coach Park    London    SE1 8XX

Phone 0333 344 4167     Web www.underbellyfestival.com


9 June - The Books of Mark and John @ Sheffield Library Theatre
A venue hosting everything from wrestling to burlesque, music, theatre and dance

Saturday 9 June 8.00pm    Tickets from £10-£12 + booking fee

John and Mark Gwynne Jones share the stage in a show devised with adults in mind, but acceptable to some intelligent nine year olds (eight year olds wearing spectacles).

Sheffield Library Theatre     Surrey Street     Sheffield     S1 1XZ

Phone 0114 273 4102     Web www.ticketsource.co.uk


23 June - Family Wordship @ Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is now in its 25th year

Saturday 23 June 3.00pm     Tickets £5 - £10

Workshoppy fun pour toute la famille

Town Hall    Hebden Bridge      HX7 7BY

Web hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk


23 June - New & Selected Potatoes @ Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

At the heart of a continuum of festivals and pageants going back hundreds of years

Saturday 23 June 7.30pm     Tickets £10 - £12

Devised with adults in mind but acceptable to many nine year olds wearing spectacles.

Town Hall    Hebden Bridge      HX7 7BY

Web hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk


25 June - Clerkenwell ArtsLab @ The Betsey Trotwood
Your hub of live entertainment

Monday 25 June 8.30pm     Pay at the door prices vary about £8

John's slot will be about 25 minutes.

Betsey Trotwood     56 Farringdon Road     London     EC1R 3BL

Phone 020 7253 4285    Web www.betsey.pub

 

July 2018

7 July - Coleford Festival
Details to follow when tickets go on sale later in May

Saturday 7 July

 

Reviews

'More Elvis Costello than Alan Bennett'
Scotsman

'Awesomely mundane'
The Independent

'Scandalously talented'
Sunday Times

'Bleeding marvellous'
NME

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

'Makes little sense'
Luton News

'(Animal Alphaboat is) one of the ten best kids' shows at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival'
Guardian and Telegraph

‘Marvellous, joyful fun'
The Telegraph

'An incurable entertainer'
The Guardian