The Bard of Windmill Hill                      - Word Wizardry - Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014
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  

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd July
Stainsby Festival: Brunts Fields, Stainsby S44 5RN   
Returning again to this wonderful festival in Derbyshire. For further details see the Stainsby Festival website. 

Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August
Green Gathering Festival, near Chepstow
Popping over the bridge to make a welcome return to this festival after a great experience there in 2016. 

Friday 14th September 7.30 pm
The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AS 
An evening of poetry, stories, satire and political review
Let the Bard of Windmill Hill turn the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder for you! Witty, ironic and waspish, this is social comment and cerebral stand-up at its best. He has been praised by the BBC's Dr Phil Hammond for the range and depth of his work. This could be just the prescription you need.
"Brilliant, captivating, cheering" Chippenham Folk Festival
"He gets better every time I see him" Anna Saunders, Director, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
"Pure magic" Chagstock
£12

Saturday 15th September 8.00pm
Portinscale Village Hall, Nr Keswick CA12 5RD
An evening of poetry, stories, satire and political review  
Returning to this venue by popular demand after a great evening last September.
£7

Saturday 6th October 10.30am
How the West Was Lost: Everybody's Reading Festival
The Secular Hall Leicester
Great to have been invited back again to this festival. 

Friday 12th October 8.00 pm
Word Wizards Comedy Cabaret 
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Scintillating satire and sing-a-long songs, stories and circus stunts.
Call 07968 045448 for further information or to reserve tickets. 
£8 

Thursday 25th October 8.00pm
How the West Was Lost: Bristol Festival of Literature
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Presenting a history of America from the perspective of the indigenous tribes and other social and political comment. 
£6

Monday 3rd December 
Word Wizards Cabaret: Christmas show
Alma Tavern Theatre, Alma Vale Road, Bristol
More details to follow soon. 


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

"Fantastic! Wonderful stories! Thank you." Elfie, Unearthed In A Field
  
"Thanks for a hilarious and highly entertaining setAnna Saunders, director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Wychwood Festival    

"Absolutely fantastic!" Jamie McCann (aged 8)   
"You have inspired a small boy who has talked about little else since" Andy McCann

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

"a triumph... brilliant performance... a wordsmith second to none"  Bristol Storyfest 

"Fabulous entertainment - a real treat." Shrewsbury Folk Festival  
  
"Hilarious poems and stories" - "A wonder! Please get him back next year."  
Warwick Folk Festival

Festival appearances include:
Acoustic Festival of Britain, Barnstaple Theatre Festival, Bath Folk Festival, Beautiful Days, Bristol Folk Festival, Bristol Festival of Literature, 
Bristol Poetry Festival, Bristol Redfest, Bristol Storytelling Festival, Bristol Vegfest, Buddhafield, Chagstock, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Festival of Chichester, Chippenham Folk Festival, Everybody's Reading (Leicester), Home Farm Festival, The Green Gathering, The Lunar Festival, Maryport Literature Festival, 
New Forest Folk Festival, Priddy Folk Festival (poet in residence for three years), Shaftesbury Fringe Festival, Stainsby Festival, Unearthed in a Field, 
Warwick Folk Festival, Wirral Festival of Firsts, Wychwood Festival, 
Yeovil Literary Festival. 

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