A Very Busy Blog

Click here for An Evening of Spoken Indulgence, at the Hydra Bookshop in Bristol, Friday 27/06/14. Matt Duggan’s regular night of varied readings and readers returns to combine coffee and tea with a syllable or three. I have decided (after much deliberation) to read my booklet Human Beings. In the future I will bring a tale featuring sex mad power hungry ducks and, and further in the future maybe my ‘rap parody of Catholicism’ featuring the Priestly Boys and God. Here’s a pic from my reading at the previous one of these monthly showcases:

Click here for Glasnost-Spoken Word where I and others (including Frank Thomas, Zaru Johnson, Simon L Read, Ceri De Stefano, Johnny Giles, Hannah Van Den Burgh and Mab Jones and perhaps any interlopers that can sneak onto the stage) will seek to move and amuse you. The event is part of the five day alternative to Glastonbury event starting today in Cardiff called Glasnost where music and comedy and more can be found going down (I’d have called the event GlasNOTbury to make a bigger gag of it not being Glastonbury, but Glasnost it is!) Here’s the poster

Note, the spoken word performers being so far down the poster reflects the fact we are on the last day, not any low opinion of spoken word. That’s my story and I am sticking to it!

Solve et Coagula is the bringing together of pieces of art with spoken word. I was one of many writers asked to respond to an image, then the images and the written responses became part of an exhibition/reading event. Thanks Modern Alchemists!

June 5th, read at the last ever Spoken Word event at Tommy’s Bar and here is a pic (taken by Dave Daggers. more pics by him here)


Rhyme And Real Ale returned to The Mackintosh on June 9th (Click for details and to see a ‘report’ on the doings of the night). Nick Lovell made merry with his camera, filming many readers (google youtube Rhyme and Real Ale for the spread of performances, mine is liked to below). Nick travelled from the Wilds of Swindon to read at and document the event. Good man! I was host for the first half and set the bar low with this nonsense CLICK HERE

And in the second half I did an unaccompanied song I had just finished that day, so first ever go at it was recorded (yikes), then warned people about dangerous pets and finally relayed what Catholicism sounds like to me CLICK HERE


Will’s Day at the Creative Bubble in a shop window in Swansea, June 11th, a group of performance artists took part in the multi-day event borne of the words of Ron Savory. The link is a set of pics of my day, here’s me in the shop window doing my thang, roasting behind the glass (pic by Iain Sewell aka Vollsanger). Thanks for the slot, Ron at your event Open…..All Ours 

Thanks, Ron, also for asking people to come up with artwork based on your words. I wouldn’t call myself an artist, but I was pleased to come up with these images which include these two


Last but not least in a very busy blog, I am one of many spoken words bods appearing during the running time of the Apples and Pears podcast described by what you see if you choose to CLICK

Going by these pics and vids, I may need to rest the Ace Of Spades shirt for a while 🙂




Busy, Busy, Busy! Readings, Recordings and Rhymes (Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea)

An Evening of Spoken Indulgence at the Hydra Bookshop, Bristol,click here 




and for more pics of the night click here featuring among others

Bridget Tanner, Julie Pritchard and Bel Blue, of the regular Rhyme and Real Ale Event in Cardiff (Click 4 details of next RARA, June 9th)

Next one at The Hydra, click here

I will be one of many reciters featuring on this podcast, click here

I will be one of many people performing in a shop window in Swansea next week, to see more, click

And will be reciting at this, the last ever poetry night at Tommy’s Bar before money grabbing development plans consign one of my favourite haunts to history, to see more, click

Busy, busy, busy!