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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.

STOP PRESS: John will be appearing twice under the umbrella of the Nottingham Poetry Festival, with a show on 3 May and an adult workshop the following morning. The Festival hasn't finalised details yet, they'll appear here as soon as we get them.

He will also 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 sold out (ticket resale April 2019).

March 2019

14 March - Survivors Poetry @ The Poetry Café
A monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles

Thursday 14 March 2019 7.30 - 10.30pm     £3.50 / £2.50 / £1.50 on the door

OPEN MIC (Please arrive half an hour early if you wish to perform). John will be speaking for about 20 minutes.

The Poetry Café    22 Betterton Street    London     WC2H 9BX

Phone 020 7420 9888     Web

23 March - Family Wordship @ The Whittington Park Community Centre
Helping Whittington Park Community Association close the gap on its 50:90 campaign (£50,000 in 90 days) for renovations to the building

Saturday 23 March 2019 3.00pm     £5 - £7 from reception or £6.43 - £8.52 online

A Fundraiser Show in the Upper Hocking Hall for age 7 to 100 followed by a tea and cake sale! The space has wheelchair and pushchair access.

Whittington Park Community Centre     Rupert Road Entrance    London    N19 4DQ

Phone 020 7281 1987     Web

Family Wordship Rural Touring Scheme

During March and April John is involved in a rural touring scheme created with the aim of taking shows into village halls and community centres. We have some venues and dates for his Family Wordship show but as yet no ticket details, these will follow when we get them.

Brigham Memorial Hall Cumbria - Saturday 30th March 3.00pm

Ullock Village Hall Cumbria - Sunday 31st March 4.00pm. Don't forget clocks go forward!


April 2019

Family Wordship Rural Touring Scheme

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall -  Thursday 11th April 2019 6.00pm 

Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall -  Friday 12th April 2019 6.30pm 

Askham & Helton Village Hall  - Saturday 13th April 2019 3.00pm 

Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop -  Sunday 14th April 2019 6.30pm


May 2019

8 May - Peace Love & Potatoes @ Hope Baptist Church Hebden Bridge
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.

Hope Baptist Church     New Road    Hebden Bridge    HX7 8EW

Phone 01422 417373     Web

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

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.

John will also be leading a children's workshop at this venue at 11.00am on Saturday 11 May, more details to follow when we get them.

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

Phone 0131 557 2876    Web

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


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

7 June - Islington Folk Club @ The King & Queen Fitzrovia

John is doing a one hour slot details to follow.



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