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, June 2017
Monday 4th September: 8.00 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains
Portinscale Village Hall, Portinscale, near Keswick CA12 5RW
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
£7: book on 01768 780467
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 13th October: 8.00 pm. Bristol Dead Poets Slam - part of Bristol Poetry Festival
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
After taking a break last year, the Dead Poets Slam returns to Bristol Poetry Festival. Our special guest will be Spikey Tim who won the contest in 2015 with his interpretation of Roald Dahl. Tim will be performing some of his own work. He's a kind of Dr Seuss for adults.
An eclectic experience is guaranteed with musical entertainment from Mark Darkside.
£6 adv / £7 on the door call 07968 045448 for further information or to reserve tickets
Wednesday 18th October: 8.00 pm. Word Wizards Cabaret
The Khan, Falafel King, 6 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LF
Returning to one of our favourite venues. Comedy cabaret featuring the Bard of Windmill and singer-songwriter the irrepressible, glitteringly gregarious razzle-dazzlement of Mark Darkside, and mystical mayhem and tales of the forest from Darren Hoskins.
£6 call 07968 045448 for further information or to reserve tickets
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
Friday 3rd November 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
30th January 1.20 - 4.35pm: Afternoon Entertainment Wiltshire Federation of WIs
White Horse Country Park, Westbury
Also featuring 60s songs from David Andrews and a talk 'Life as a cruise performer' by Jan McNeil
£17 non-members, enquiries email@example.com
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
Festival already booked for 2018: Stainsby Festival, Unearthed In A Field, Landed Festival - details to follow
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