This ​list only covers public appearances. Get in touch if you would like to book me for a private party, WI, Townswomen's Guild, Probus group or any other gathering.

Feedback from a recent show: "Wonderful! You made us laugh and you made us think. The best speaker we've had for a long, long time." Bishop Sutton WI

Coming up:

In addition to the shows listed below you can also find me hosting The Redcatch Club, Bristol's newest folk club, on the second Saturday of each month (except July and August).

For more information on the Redcatch Club events see

29th - 31st May: Acoustic Festival of Britain - postponed for 2020

Looking forward to returning to this great festival which takes place on Uttoxeter Racecourse . There is loads of space to camp, good facilities and an impressive line-up. What more could you ask?

25th - 28th June: Barnstaple Theatre Festival - postponed for 2020

This festival is fantastic value as you can buy a bulk ticket and see six shows for £18! 2020 marks my fourth visit. 

My shows take place at St Anne's Centre EX31 1SX:

Friday 4.30 pm, Saturday 7.05 pm, Sunday 4.15 pm. 

July 3rd - 5th: Folk in a Field Festival

This will be my first visit to a festival in Norfolk! It will also be the first time this festival has booked a poet. I am suitably honoured. 

July 17th - 19th: Stainsby Festival

I will be returning to this gem of a festival for the fifth time. It has been going for over fifty years and I have met people there who have never missed a year in their lives. Come along and find out why it attracts such loyalty.

12th November: Clevedon Community Centre

I will be supporting Fake Thackray for an evening of lyrical irreverence.  

14th - 16th December: 7.30 pm. Word Wizards Cabaret:

Following the sell-out success of the 2018 and 2019 Christmas shows Word Wizards Cabaret will be returning again in 2020. Guests tbc

Alma Tavern Theatre: 18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY. Telephone, 0117 973 5171. £11  

Things gone by:

The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AS

An evening of poetry, stories, satire and political review

This show sold out. "My thanks, on behalf of the theatre and the audience... the combination of humour, challenge and pathos often linked to current events was appreciated." Stuart Newton, Artistic Director, the Heron Theatre.​​

Some things said:

"Kids will love it" Carol Ann Duffy, poet laureate

"Most excellent Bard" Matt Harvey, poet and broadcaster

"Beautiful and tough" Usifu Jalloh, master storyteller

"A real pro... sharp, clever, original" Shaftesbury Fringe Festival Judges 

"Amazing performer, such a unique skill in terms of creativity and delivery. His engagement with the audience makes it exciting and alive." Barnstaple Theatre Festival

"Fantastic! Wonderful stories! Thank you." Elfie, Unearthed In A Field

"Thanks for a hilarious and highly entertaining set" Anna Saunders, director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Wychwood Festival

"Brilliant, captivating, cheering." - "Just the tonic I needed." Chippenham Folk Festival

"A worthy winner... a triumph... brilliant performance... a wordsmith second to none"

Bristol Story Festival

"Fabulous entertainment - a real treat." Shrewsbury Folk Festival​

"Wit and social comment in ideal combination" Warwick Folk Festival