There's masses of interesting stuff about John's Islington connection in a blog called Islington Faces. Who knew that our man was once in a production of The Pajama Game directed by Simon Callow?
John's programme about his relationship with the French Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau Who Does John Hegley Think He Is? can also be found here or via the app. It will be available until midnight on 31 December January 2098 so be sure to put that date in your diary to be certain you don't miss it.
JOHN HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: Poetry For Good is a social enterprise cleaning company based in London which is launching a new national poetry competition to celebrate and publicise the lives and stories of the
nation's Key Workers - cleaners,
shopworkers, couriers, nurses, etc. Entry is free, open to anyone aged 11 or over and runs to 26
March. The judges will be three up and coming poets whose new specially written work can be viewed on the website.
JOHN HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: Ant's Daily Poem. Anthony Roberts is director of Colchester Arts centre and has been posting daily poetry to uplift the spirits during these testing times. You can view all the poems on the Arts Centre's Youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYeZJrHLpmdbp09oMxshTA.
JOHN HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: Mel Brimfield's From This World, to That Which Is to Come is open both in person at The Tetley in Leeds and online until 30 August 2021. Free, donations welcome. The show takes its title from John Bunyan's 1678 parable The Pilgrim's Progress, which describes a fictional pilgrimage from 'The City of Destruction' to 'The Celestial City'.