Wednesday, 9 February 2011

February: So few days, so much to go to!

This was another busy week filled with wondrous poetic experiences so here goes.

On Tuesday 1st February, I had the honour to host Utter Sickness which featured Niall Spooner-Harvey, Fay Roberts and a debut reading of Richard Tyrone Jones' first show. In Richard Tyrone Jones has a Big Heart he tells the story of encountering heart failure at the age of 30 and the devestating effect it had on him. While this doesn't sound like a happy hour or so, it is positive, yet frank account with great touches of humour. You can find a link to a fuller review at

Then I had a busy Saturday as I supported the Friends of Stony Stratford Library in the National Library Read in day. I was commissioned to write a poem and I also did a little song as well. Other local writers and authors kindly supported the event and there was a great turn out. We all hope for as positive outcome for the library.

Then in the evening, I was guesting at the marvellous Cabaret Clandestino in Oxford. A late night cabaret showcasing comedy, music, spoken word and ending with more music and dancing. Pete Bearder has built an enthusiastic and savvy audience and it was a pleasure to do an extended set. Many thanks to all for a great night.

This week I'm off to see Luke Wright on his national tour and competing in the East Midlands Slam which is part of the Leicester Comedy Festival on Saturday night (12th starts at 7pm at the Y theatre).

Have a good one yourselves. Keep writin' and recitin'