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 13th April 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 

18th - 20th May: Writing and Performance Workshops (adults)
Monkton Wyld Court, Elsdon's Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DQ
We will be exploring the skills involved in writing and performing poetry and short stories in this idyllic country setting. Suitable for anyone who is interested in exploring their potential as writers and performers. More experienced people will find it useful to build on their skills by learning new approaches and techniques.
£180 including accommodation, food and tuition. For booking and further details see 

8th - 10th June: Home Farm Festival, Chilthorne Domer, (near Yeovil) Somerset.  
I performed at this festival in 2016 and am looking forward to returning this year. It raises money for education in developing countries. 

28th - 30th June: Barnstaple Theatre Festival
'How the West Was Lost'
Following from a great response last year, I am bringing my new show 'How the West Was Lost' to this wonderful festival. The festival takes place at various venues around the town. Times and dates to be announced. 

1st July, 7.30: Shaftesbury Fringe Festival 
British Legion Club, Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8PF.
'How the West Was Lost'

20th - 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. 

Friday 14th September 
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

Saturday 15th September
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.

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 set
Anna 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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