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John's show All Hail The Snail was a mainstay of the 2018 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 may need to sign into BBC Iplayer.

John was also interviewed on Radio Shetland for its Books Programme on 21 February. You can listen to the programme on Mixcloud here.

John will be featuring on the Sunday at Glastonwick 2019 which runs from 31 May to 2 June, and in the poetry tent at Glastonbury which runs from 26-30 June and is already long since sold out.

Pencilled in for later in the year are the Burston Strike Rally on 1 September, Hartlepool Folk Festival on 18 and 19 October, and poetic fireworks from John and others at Milk Poetry in Bristol on 5 November.

May 2019

3 May - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Theatre Royal Nottingham
Part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival

Friday 3 May 2019 10.30pm     Tickets £10 booking fees may apply

Encompassing furniture, fig rolls, fisher-birds and a trip to Rotherham Library.

Theatre Royal – Third Stage    Theatre Square    Nottingham    NG1 5DP

Phone 0115 989 5555    Web www.nottinghampoetryfestival.com


4 May - Writing, Drawing & Drawing Out The Creative @ City Arts Nottingham

Also part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival under the Wordplay umbrella

Saturday 4 May 2019 10.30am     Tickets £15 booking fees may apply

A wordplayful workshop accompanied by mandolin playing and song. Best suited to age 16+.

City Arts    11-13 Hockley    Nottingham    NG1 1FH

Phone 0115 950 5251    Web www.nottinghampoetryfestival.com


5 May - Afternoon Morning Wordship @ The Machynlleth Comedy Festival

"We manage to do an awful lot on very little, and we make every penny count"

Sunday 5 May 2019 3.45pm     Tickets £5 / £16 family of 4 + small booking fee

Including drawings of 12 different animals, not all immediately recognisable. For age 5+.

The Vortex    Y Plas    Aberystwyth Road    Machynlleth    Powys    SY20 8ER

Web www.machcomedyfest.co.uk


8 May - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Tales of Keats, love, Henry VIII and West Yorkshire with free fig rolls for some

Wednesday 8 May 2019 7.00pm     Tickets £8 / £12 + 10% online booking fee

A show not devised for children, but one that assiduously acknowledges their presence.

The Town Hall    St George's Street    Hebden Bridge    HX7 7BY

Phone 01422 417300     Web www.wegottickets.com


9 May - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough
"The home of truly great theatre – Scarborough just wouldn't be the same without it"

Thursday 9 May 2019 7.45pm     Tickets £10 - £18 various discounts see SJT website

Stephen Joseph Theatre    Westborough    Scarborough    North Yorkshire    YO11 1JW

Phone 01723 370541     Web www.sjt.uk.com


10 May - New & Selected Potatoes @ Scottish Poetry Library
Bringing people and poems together

Friday 10 May 2019 7.00pm     Tickets £10 / £12

Dogs, glasses, fig rolls, potatoes of course and some plucky stringed sing-a-longs.

Scottish Poetry Library    5 Crichton's Close    Canongate    Edinburgh    EH8 8DT

Phone 0131 557 2876    Web www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk


11 May - A Workshoppy Ship Show @ Scottish Poetry Library

A unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry

Saturday 11 May 2019 11.00am     Tickets £9 / £5 concessions/children

An activities-based spectacle including the ship's dog, the ship's cabbage, a visit to the eyeland, a sighting of the octopus and the google-eyed guillemot.

Scottish Poetry Library    5 Crichton's Close    Canongate    Edinburgh    EH8 8DT

Phone 0131 557 2876    Web www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk


17 May - The Others presents Comedy Legend Nite

"Probably the best at what they do in the world"

Friday 17 May 2019 7.00pm     Tickets £7 / £5 on the door

John is joined by Simon Munnery and Andrew Bailey. The source from which all others have drunk..... or wished they could have.

The Others    6 Manor Road     London     N16 5SA

Phone 020 8802 3755     Web www.theothers.uk.com


20 May - Clerkenwell ArtsLab @ The Betsey Trotwood
Your hub of live entertainment

Monday 20 May 8.30pm    Entry £8 / £5 on the door

Diego Brown and the Good Fairy is/are your host(s). Full line-up to be confirmed, but there has been gypsy jazz promised. This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

Betsey Trotwood     56 Farringdon Road     London     EC1R 3BL

Phone 020 7253 4285    Web www.betsey.pub


28 May - Morning Wordship @ Bob Hope Theatre Eltham

Presented by Greenwich & Lewisham's Young People's Theatre as part of the Greenwich Family Arts Festival

Tuesday 28 May  11.00am     Tickets £8 / £10

In 1979 this historic venue was on the brink of closure...and then Bob Hope stepped in...

Bob Hope Theatre    Wythfield Road     Eltham     London    SE9 5TG

Phone 020 8854 1316    Web www.glypt.cloudvenue.co.uk

 

June 2019

1 June - Joanna's Place Jazz Club @ Fairycroft House Saffron Walden
"The best in live music and cabaret!"

Saturday 1 June 7.00pm     Tickets from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre

John will play an opening set of 45 minutes before some fine jazzery. 

Fairycroft House    37 Audley Road    Saffron Walden    Essex    CB11 3HD

Phone 01799 524002    Web www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk


7 June - Islington Folk Club @ The King & Queen Fitzrovia
"From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric"

Friday 7 June 7.30pm doors for 8.00pm    Tickets £8 / £6 members cash on door only

Floor spots and the excellent Angel Band till 8.45 and John thereafter

The King & Queen    1 Foley Street     Fitzrovia     London    W1W 6DL

Phone 020 7636 5619     Web www.islingtonfolkclub.co.uk

 

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August 2019

18 August - Just So Festival 2019 @ Rode Hall Cheshire
A family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams"

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 August     Various ticket prices see event website for details

John will be doing a 45 minute slot probably on the Friday.

Rode Hall Estate     Scholar Green     Cheshire     ST7 3QT

Phone 0121 472 6688      Web www.justsofestival.org.uk

 

September 2019

27 September - John @ The Watermark Ivybridge
Nestled under Dartmoor, "The Gateway to the Moors"

Friday 27 September 7.30pm     Tickets £10 - £14 + £0.50 booking fee

An exuberance of songs, drawings and poems and baroque dance steps with material encompassing furniture, fig rolls, fisher-birds and a trip to Rotherham Library.

The Watermark    Erme Court    Leonards Road    Ivybridge    PL21 0SZ

Phone 01752 892220     Web www.ivybridgewatermark.ticketsolve.com

 

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