Music, laughs and poetry from great friends and talented youngsters: + The people’s poet laureate John Hegley + Original comedy from the brilliant Dan Antopolski And a feast of music from The Music Centre, Three Little Birds, Ollie Hayes, The Soul City Singers, The Flaming Yaks of Tibet, Jessica Glynn, and The Adam Hughes Quartet Plus poetry from Simon Moffitt Date: 17
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CALL ME SNARLING AND THIN-SKINNED, but for years the Eurovision Song Contest has made me ponder the benefits of a snap in-out referendum. All that talent, all those costumes, all that electricity – and for what? That’s why, when David Cameron goes off to Brussels to explain that the UK – the most unequal country in
Did you know 25 May is the 90th anniversary of John T Scopes being indicted for teaching evolution in a Tennessee High School? A lot has changed since then. But thankfully some things have stayed quite similar. Here’s a chance to find out how some things happened. And others didn’t. This year.
Vote for music, vote for laughter, vote poetry, vote cake. Poetry and politics come together in a Night of Poetlicks. It’s our electrician spectral – where the candidates may speak only in iambic pentameters, thyming buckets, shining trumpets, or timing sublets. At John Hegley‘s regular 4th-Monday hustings, Diego Brown and the Good Fairy will try
Massive feet? Long ears? Bit of a loner? Come to the Betsey Trotwood on Monday 23 March and s-hare your whooas. Diego Brown(hare) and the Good Fharey will be looking a bit frisky in the company of poetato-farmer John Hegley and his rhythm hunters. Graze on music, poetry, the occasional joke, and cake. Can you be
Post Christmas telly-ed out? Don’t retreat into your shell. Get into the swim of things with Diego Brown and the Good Fairy at the Purple Turtle, Reading. We’re surfing in John Hegley’s wake at Reading’s purplest venue for one night only. Don’t miss it. The Purple Turtle. Reading 9 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2JR T:
Look out trees. We’re coming to give you a hug. 6 December, Hereford. Roots music all the way. Hinton Community Centre 21 Ross Road, HR2 7RU. 7pm. £5 – Huh? Yes, £5.
Rustle rustle at the Russet. Diego Brown and the Good Fairy will be sweeping along to the golden triangle that is Hackney Downs studios to play their so-called music between storytellers, illusionists and fruitfulness. On 12 November 2014 at 7:30pm. It’s Tailspin Cabaret’s new thing – a collective of award-winning storytellers, mashing the narratives with Diego Brown’s
Massive Attack, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and now this. The surprises for Bristol just keep coming. Who would have thought that just decades after the famous hat-wearer launched his massive chain in the sleepy seaside town, several people with musical instruments and lines that sometimes rhyme would turn up to engineer a latter-day link to the past
What will you say when they ask where you watched England’s opening game against Italy? If you can say Hermon, Oswestry, you’ll be among the nation’s elite. After the low-key build-up, expectations are at an all time average for the time of year. Diego Brown and the Good Fairy and poet of the potato John