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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.

Pencilled in for later in the year are: Leicester 'Word' cabaret on 26 September, Halifax literature festival on 5 October, Bedford Quarry Theatre on 12 October, Hartlepool and Musicport Folk Festivals on 18 and 19 October, and poetic fireworks from John and others at Milk Poetry in Bristol on 5 November.

July 2019

5 July - Dissenters N16 @ Stokebourne Festival
In aid of the vital rewiring and relighting work without which the magnificent St Matthias Church – Stokey's only Grade I-listed building – could close

Friday 5 July 7.00pm    Tickets £15.00 + £1.22 booking fee     Under 15s free

John is on first with an hour of song within shouting and singing distance of his Newington Green birthplace, followed by a rockabilly, acapella and poetry cabaret featuring Gaga Ladies, Fran Isherwood, Andrew James Brown and Kid Kirby. Doors 6.30pm with delicious Caribbean BBQ and bar (cash only).

St Matthias Vicarage Garden    Wordsworth Road     Stoke Newington     N16 8DD

Phone 020 7254 8262     Web www.dissenters.org.uk


6 July - Stanley's Stick @ Portsmouth Central Library
Bringing the well-loved storybook to life before your very eyes

Saturday 6 July 11.00am and again at 1.00pm      FREE AND DROP-IN!!!

John will tell the story and illustrator Neal Layton will draw Stanley's adventures live. For accompanied children age 5+.

Norrish Central Library    Guildhall Square    Portsmouth    PO1 2DX

Phone 023 9281 9311    Web www.allevents.in/portsmouth


13 July - Family Wordship @ Village Green 2019

Your favourite family festival in a park by the sea is back in Essex for 2019

Saturday 13 July 11.00am - 9.00pm     Day tickets from £0 - £16.20

John's show is on at 1.00pm.

Chalkwell Park    Chalkwell Avenue/Leigh Road     Southend     SS0 8NB

Phone 01702 470700     Web www.skiddle.com


14 July - Kids Show @ Urchin Wines Margate
A family run wine shop, bar, deli and art gallery in Cliftonville

Sunday 14 July 2.30pm     Tickets £8.18 – £10.72 including booking fee

The first of two shows today at this innovative new venue.

Urchin Wines     235 Northdown Road     Margate     CT9 2PJ

Phone 07956 952325     Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


14 July - Evening Show @ Urchin Wines Margate

"A great little place with lots of character"

Sunday 14 July 7.30pm     Tickets £13.25 including booking fee

The second of two shows today at Urchin Wines.

Urchin Wines     235 Northdown Road     Margate     CT9 2PJ

Phone 07956 952325     Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


20 July - Writing, Drawing and Drawing out the Creative @ Tower Theatre N16
"A wordplayful workshop with writings created en masse, in groups and individually, probably."

Saturday 20 July 11.00am     Tickets £10.00 members & concessions / £20 non-members.
Concessions are available for Senior Citizens, Students, Unemployed, Disabled, and Children aged 15 and under.

There is another workshop with different content on Saturday 3 August. If you attend both, tickets are £17.50 for members and £35.00 for non-members. Both run from 11.00am till 2.00pm with a half hour break for lunch. Yearly membership is £20 and you can join here.

Frank & Molly Smith Studio Tower Theatre  16 Northwold Road  Stoke Newington  N16 7HR

Phone 020 7353 5700     Web www.towertheatre.org.uk

 

August 2019

3 August - Writing, Drawing and Drawing out the Creative @ Tower Theatre N16
"A wordplayful workshop with writings created en masse, in groups and individually, probably."

Saturday 3 August 11.00am     Tickets £10.00 members & concessions / £20 non-members.
Concessions are available for Senior Citizens, Students, Unemployed, Disabled, and Children aged 15 and under.

This follows a similar workshop with different content on Saturday 20 July. If you attend both, tickets are £17.50 for members and £35.00 for non-members. Both run from 11.00am till 2.00pm with a half hour break for lunch. Yearly membership is £20 and you can join here.

Frank & Molly Smith Studio Tower Theatre  16 Northwold Road  Stoke Newington  N16 7HR

Phone 020 7353 5700     Web www.towertheatre.org.uk


7 August - Bonsoir, Monsieur Robinet @ The National Poetry Library
"This little library is the Crown Jewel of the Southbank Centre"

Wednesday 7 August 8.00pm     Tickets £7 (booking fee £3 / £0 for members)

John reflects on his Gallic roots in conversation and song with Cina Aissa and with musical accompaniment from Adam Bradbury and Mike Tomes. It's a small space so early booking is advisable.

National Poetry Library   Level 5   Royal Festival Hall   Southbank Centre   London   SE1 8XX

Phone 020 7921 0943     Web www.southbankcentre.co.uk


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 on the Sunday.

Rode Hall Estate     Scholar Green     Cheshire     ST7 3QT

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

 

September 2019

1 September - The Burston Strike School Rally 2019
Commemorating the longest strike in history and celebrating the people who continue to fight for the same causes today.

Sunday 1 September 10.30am - 3.30pm     Free except for campaign stallholders

A 100% Trade Union funded day of remembrance and celebration with a great lineup of guest speakers and live entertainment.

Burston Strike School    Diss Road    Burston    Norfolk    IP22 4HS

Phone 01692 405067      Web www.burstonstrikeschool.co.uk


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

 

October 2019

3 October - New & Selected Potatoes @ Waterside Arts Sale
A thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Trafford

Thursday 3 October 8.00pm     Tickets £15 / £13 concessions

"Truth For Sale": John's National Poetry Day performance marking a country-wide celebration whose theme is Truth, with Clare Elstow providing French baroque tunes for willing audience members to dance to.

Waterside Arts    1 Waterside Plaza     Sale    Trafford     M33 7ZF

Phone 0161 912 5616      Web www.watersidearts.org

 

Reviews

'Family life would be a lot easier if you could just open the cupboard and pull out your Hegley every time things got fractious, heated or miserable'
The List

'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

‘Marvellous, joyful fun'
The Telegraph

'An incurable entertainer'
The Guardian


 

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