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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.

Details are awaited for gigs in Cheltenham and Diss in the new year.

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


5 October - Drawing Out The Creative @ The Book Corner Halifax
A creative workshop suitable for ages 16+

Saturday 5 October 4.30 - 6.00pm     Tickets £12 + 10% booking fee

A no-experience required workshop. We do not look at previous writings, we create new illustrated ones in a playful getting together.

The Book Corner    23-24 Rustic Level    The Piece Hall    Halifax    HX1 1RE

Phone 01422 414443     Web www.seetickets.com


5 October - New & Selected Potatoes @ The Book Corner Halifax
Largely for adults but not unsuitable for curious nine year olds in spectacles

Saturday 5 October 7.30pm     Tickets £10 + 10% booking fee

Singing, drawing, multiple gesticulations and baroque dancing

The Book Corner    23-24 Rustic Level    The Piece Hall    Halifax    HX1 1RE

Phone 01422 414443     Web www.seetickets.com


9 October - Beyond Our Kennel @ Chapel FM
Marking five years of the Chapel FM Arts Centre and ringing in the new (next five years) era

Wednesday 9 October 7.30pm     Tickets £3.83 – £8.14 online

Devised for adults, but not exclusive of adventurous 9 year olds. Includes baroque dancing, a raffle and material about Halifax…

Chapel FM Arts Centre    Old Seacroft Chapel    Leeds    LS14 6JB

Phone 0113 225 5944     Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


12 October - Crafts & Laughs @ Sportsable Maidenhead
by Tuneless Choir Maidenhead & Craft Coop in support of Mind

Saturday 12 October 12.00 - 6.00pm     Tickets £12.50 - £15.00 + fee if booking online

Bringing the local community together for a jolly time while raising funds to support mental health. An afternoon chock-a-block with activity and entertainment including paper pom-pom making, line dancing, welly wanging and a host of funny folk to tickle the chuckle chops. John will be on for about 25 minutes at about 2.00pm before heading to Bedford.

SportsAble     Braywick Road     Maidenhead     SL6 1BN

Phone 01628 627690    Web www.eventbrite.co.uk


12 October - New & Selected Potatoes @ The Quarry Theatre Bedford
Offering a diverse programme of performances and events focusing on quality, relevance and entertainment value

Saturday 12 October 7.30pm     Tickets £12.50 / £14.50

Everything from love, family, France, art and the sea to dogs, dads, gods, taxidermy, carrots, spectacles and – of course – potatoes.

The Quarry Theatre    26 St Peter's Street    Bedford    MK40 2NN

Phone 01234 362269     Web www.quarrytheatre.org.uk


18-20 October - Hartlepool Folk Festival @ National Museum of the Royal Navy
Bringing a bit of magic to Hartlepool each October now in our 5th year

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October    For ticket prices see website

The various ticket options are explained on the website. John attended this "delightful celebration of folk tale dance" last year and is thrilled to be returning this year as a perfomer. He is appearing on the Saturday at about 2.00pm and will be contributing to a commissioned performance by Robb Johnson the evening before.

National Museum of the Royal Navy   Jackson Dock   Maritime Avenue   Hartlepool   TS24 0XZ

Phone 01429 299330     Web www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk


18-20 October - Musicport Festival @ Whitby Pavilion
A one-off festival for the Millennium that's now been going for 20 years!

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October    For ticket prices see website

Tickets are for the whole weekend and not for individual events. John is appearing on the Saturday night.

Whitby Pavilion    West Cliff    Whitby    YO21 3EN

Phone 01947 458899     Web www.musicportfestival.com


26 October - Try It! @ Luton Hat Factory Centre
First in a series of three workshops around creativity, books, and expression

Saturday 26 October 11.00am     Tickets £8

Join John in making books singly, in pairs and in groups. It is not necessary to bring anything, except enthusiasm. Suitable for all but children must be accompanyed by an adult.

Hat Factory Arts Centre     65 - 67 Bute Street     Luton     LU1 2EY

Phone 01582 878100     Web www.lutonculture.com

 

November 2019

5 November - John & Friends @ The Wardrobe Theatre Bristol
A Milk Poetry presentation

Tuesday 5 November 7.30pm     Tickets £8

With stellar support including Cardiff poet Sarah McCreadie providing their own brand of fireworks.

The Wardrobe Theatre    25 West Street     Bristol     BS2 0DF

Phone 0117 902 0344     Web www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com


16 November - Try It! @ Luton Hat Factory Centre
Second in a series of three workshops around creativity, books, and expression

Saturday 16 November 11.00am     Tickets £8

Join John in making books singly, in pairs and in groups. It is not necessary to bring anything, except enthusiasm. Suitable for all but children must be accompanyed by an adult.

Hat Factory Arts Centre     65 - 67 Bute Street     Luton     LU1 2EY

Phone 01582 878100     Web www.lutonculture.com


18 November - Clerkenwell ArtsLab @ The Betsey Trotwood
Part of the EFG London Jazz Fstival

Monday 18 November 8.30pm    Tickets £8.00

John shares a bill with "arresting trumpet duo" ALATI and saxophonist Dee Byrne

Betsey Trotwood     56 Farringdon Road     London     EC1R 3BL

Phone 020 7253 4285    Web www.betsey.pub

 

December 2019

7 December - Try It! @ Luton Hat Factory Centre
Third in a series of three workshops around creativity, books, and expression

Saturday 7 December 11.00am     Tickets £8

Join John in making books singly, in pairs and in groups. It is not necessary to bring anything, except enthusiasm. Suitable for all but children must be accompanyed by an adult.

Hat Factory Arts Centre     65 - 67 Bute Street     Luton     LU1 2EY

Phone 01582 878100     Web www.lutonculture.com

 

Reviews

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'Awesomely mundane'
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'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'
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'An incurable entertainer'
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