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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.

Gigs for which we have details appear below. Additionally John will be appearing at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival on Friday 24th April with a workshop the following morning, and at Hanging Langford Village Hall on Saturday May 16th. Zooming further forward, he's booked for Womad in July, and at Colchester Arts Centre on Thursday 24th September with brass trio BRIO (see 9 April listing for more info). And also at West Kirby Arts Centre on Saturday 3rd October.

February 2020

4 February - Annual Ethical Gala @ Conway Hall
The inaugural Ethical Gala is a celebration of what the Conway Hall Ethical Society does

Tuesday 4 February 7.30pm     Entry free but please pre-register online

Presented by Iszi Lawrence with speakers including as well as John Catherine Mayer, Safia Minney, Florence Schechter, Nikesh Shukla and David Rosenberg (more to be announced).

Conway Hall     25 Red Lion Square      London      WC1R 4RL

Phone 020 7405 1818     Web

7 February - An Evening at the Mildmay Club
The Mildmay Club and Institute Union is one of the few surviving working men's clubs in London

Friday 7 February 8.00pm     Tickets £5 members £10 guests in Members Bar & online

John will be joined by Eleanor Moreton on fiddle and Gary Horsman fiddling around with his fine selection of tunes on record.

The Mildmay Club    33-34 Newington Green     London     N16 9PR

Phone 020 7254 5458    Web (tickets)

14 February - New & Selected Potatoes @ Diss Corn Hall
"A vibrant venue bringing the community together through the provision of quality arts, entertainment, heritage and learning experiences"

Friday 14 February 7.30pm     Tickets £12 / £6 students

Best of John's golden oldies (with some new stuff) and dancing afterwards with spinning discs provided by Sgt Sid.

The Corn Hall    St Nicholas Street    Diss     Norfolk     IP22 4LB

Phone 01379 652241     Web

16 February - George's Jamboree @ Vaults & Garden Oxford
"A socially positive café hub built on the principle of ecological sustainability"

Sunday 16 February 7.30pm     Ticket details hopefully to follow

Poet George Chopping hosts an evening of verse sung and spoken, with guests including John (contributing about 25 minutes) Diego Brown and the Good Fairy, and Ben Walker with walking and sprinting bass lines on the piano.

The Vaults & Garden     1 Radcliffe Square     Oxford     OX1 4AH

Phone 01865 279 112     Web www.thevaultsandgarden. com

29 February - Family Wordship @ Wendover Community Library
Poems, songs, strings, keys and fascinators - and a little bit of French

Saturday 29 February 11.00am    Voluntary collection for Library and Médecins Sans Frontières

Accompanied on keys and guitar by the fascinating Clare Elstow. The audience is invited to sing along. But not dance. Much. Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

Wendover Community Library     High Street     Wendover     Aylesbury     HP22 6DU

Phone 01296 382415


March 2020

3 March - Get The Blessing + John Hegley @ Watermill Jazz
The finest in Jazz from top UK and overseas bands and the best of the younger bands on the scene today

Tuesday 3 March 8.30pm     Tickets £0 - £25

A rare melange of John's poetry and "heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene" GTB: Jake McMurchie sax and electronics, Pete Judge trumpet & electronics, Jim Barr bass and Clive Deamer - drums

Watermill Jazz     Betchworth Park Golf Club     Reigate Road     Dorking    RH4 1NZ

Phone 07415 815784      Web

26 March - Hegley's Hopscotch @ Glasgow International Comedy Festival
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is back in 2020 for its 18th year

Thursday 26 March 9.00pm     Tickets £14 / £12

Drawings of feet, faith and fig rolls. Catchy tunes for patchy animals made out of socks and plastic bags. Devised for adults but suitable for 9 year olds with reasonable attention spans. 

Tron Theatre    63 Trongate    Glasgow    G1 5HB

Phone 0141 552 4267     Web


April 2020

2 April - Railway Roots Night @ Hove Folk Club
Live words, music and performance on the first Thursday of every month (usually)

Thursday 2 April 8.00pm     Tickets from £7.00

In an evening hosted by Robb Johnson John will be doing the second half of the programme. 

The Railway Inn    Boundary Road    Portslade    BN41 1GA

Phone 01273 271220     Web

9 April - John & Brass Trio Brio @ Bear Club Luton
With local support/hosting from UTTER! Lutonia's Lee Nelson and other acts TBC

Thursday 9 April 7.00pm     Tickets £8.00 / £10.00 + 35p fee

John joins forces with brass trio BRIO (Chris Dowding trumpet, Jim Rattigan French horn, and Jeff Miller tuba) offering gusts of Jazz, Baroque and Brassa Nova. 

The Bear Club    Mill Yard    24A Guildford Street    Luton    LU1 2NR



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