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 14th September 7.30pm
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.
Booking: www.theherontheatre.com Tel: 015395 64283 £12 / £10
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.
Saturday 6th October 10.30am
How the West Was Lost: Everybody's Reading Festival
The Secular Hall Leicester, 75 Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WB
The Bard of Windmill Hill offers a treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity: a tour de force of epic dimensions.
Great to have been invited back again to this festival. This is the show for which I received a Best Show award at Shaftesbury Fringe Festival this year.
You can just turn up to this event. It is a one hour show.
Friday 12th October 8.00pm
Word Wizards Comedy Cabaret
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Award winning poet the Bard of Windmill Hill presents an evening of scintillating satire, sing-a-long songs and sensational stories. With singer-songwriter and impressionist, the amazing Mark Darkside and special guest all the way from Pembrokeshire Deb Winter - an award winning storyteller trading on traditional tales with a modern twist.
Call 07968 045448 for further information or to reserve tickets. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite.
£8 / £6
Thursday 25th October 8.00pm
How the West Was Lost: Bristol Festival of Literature
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF
Presenting my award winning show for the first time in Bristol: the main story offers a history of America from the perspective of the people who got there first. This is supplemented by social and political comment on our present situation.
A treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity: a tour de force of epic dimensions.
Call 07968 045448 for further information or to reserve tickets. Tickets can be booked at Bristol Ticket shop.
£8 / £6 (concessions)
Monday 3rd December 7.30pm
Word Wizards Cabaret: Christmas show
Alma Tavern Theatre, Alma Vale Road, Bristol
We return to the wonderful Alma Theatre for another Christmas Comedy Cabaret. The last show we did here sold out, so you are advised to book early. With singer-songwriter and impressionist, the amazing Mark Darkside and the irrepressibly exuberant and engagingly hilarious Spikey Tim.
Book at: www.almataverntheatre.co.uk
£10 / £8
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
"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
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.