Surreal Writing for Adults Who Are Kids
2.00 - 3.30pm
Join John Hegley, surreal poet and performer, to master the art of speed scribbling, dancing and singing in this writing workshop…..it is serious …honest!!!
Max 20 persons
£15 per person inclusive of materials
JP Hartley Room, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX
Eastern Angles present……
The Long Life and Great Good Fortune of John Clare
2.30pm • John Clare Cottage Courtyard, 12 Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7ED
7.30pm • St John the Baptist Church, City Square, Peterborough, PE1 1XB
Eastern Angles present a fascinating new play throwing light on the life of John Clare. Written by Tony Ramsay, this is the story of a cantankerous old man dogged by his own delusions. Troubled by a persistent belief that he is Helpston’s ‘peasant poet’ it’s the job of Amita, a young psychiatrist, to help him re-establish his own identity.
“I’d like you to explain something to me. If you died in 1864, how is it that you’re here now, talking to me?” “That’s easy. I died before…but I’m alive now”.
The Long Life & Great Good Fortune of John Clare is directed by Ivan Cutting, Eastern Angles’ founder and Artistic Director.
Tickets £7/Concessions £5
Please note this show is also being performed on the 12th and 15th September in alternative venues.
The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet
Enjoy a fantastic evening of poetry and comedy with John Hegley. The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet tells tales of a Frenchman with some unusual (but clean) habits and of his dog, Chirac. There is some love interest which appears rather one-sided and the extraordinary tapping of a television set, all of which make this a highly entertaining experience.
John Hegley has been performing poetry and music since 1970 when he started busking in Hull. Since then, he’s produced numerous books and performs all over the UK. He’s a true master at bringing poetry to life.
Tickets £8, Children £5
The Key Theatre Studio, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Attila The Stockbroker
9:00pm (doors open 8:00pm)
Folk punk musician, Attila, describes himself as a ‘sharp tongued, high energy social surrealist poet and songwriter’. He’s the founder and leader of his ‘baroque and roll’ band, Barnstormer, but his main focus remains his solo work and live shows which he takes far and wide. In fact, he’s just finished a punk gig in Albania.