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: "I want to tell you just how much people enjoyed your performance. We've had emails from people saying they had an especially good evening."
Dwara Jepson, organiser, the Failand Society, March 2017
Friday June 23rd, 8.00 pm: Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Festival of Chichester
Chichester Inn, 38 West Street, Chichester PO19 1RP.
The Bard of Windmill Hill turns the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder. 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
29th June - 1st July: Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Barnstaple Theatre Fringe Festival
Barnstaple Guildhall, Butchers Row, Barnstaple, EX31 1BW
Thursday 29th June 8.00 pm, Friday 30th June 10.00 pm, Saturday 1st July 4.00 pm
These shows are on a 'pay what you will basis'.
12th - 15th July: Buddhafield Festival, near Taunton
I will be hosting the open mic stage every evening.
Thursday 20th July: 7.30 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Wirral Festival of Firsts
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
£6: see www.festivaloffirsts.com
21st - 23rd July: Stainsby Festival, Derbyshire
This will be my third year at Stainsby, a festival with a very long and very strong reputation.
It usually sells out. I've met people there who have been returning for years as a family tradition. www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Monday 24th July: 7.30 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Stockport Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP
£8 / £6: book at www.stockportplaza.co.uk
Monday 4th September: 8.00 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Portinscale Village Hall, Wild Bryoney, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RH
Monday 2nd October: 7.30 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Everybody's Reading Festival
Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1BW
Great to be invited to bring another show to this festival after performing there in 2015.
£6: book at www.everybodysreading.co.uk
Friday 20th October 8.30pm: Lansdown Cabaret
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Now in our tenth year! Hosted by international circus superstar Matt Pang with resident poet the Bard of Windmill Hill, an evening of music, circus, poetry, magic and the usual extravagance of eclectic entertainment.
The last two shows sold out so booking early is recommended. A great night out for only £10.
The Lansdown Christmas Cabaret will be on
Friday 15th December
Saturday 21st October: Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Star Anise, 1 Gloucester Road, Stroud, GL5 1QG
Returning to this venue after a sell out show last year.
£9 / £7
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