Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Folk Poet Les Goes From Bard To Verse


UK dates for popular comic and "professional idiot"



All profits from Mr Barker’s series of CD’s Guide Cats for the Blind 
go to raise funds for the British Computer Association of the Blind

Les Barker A Short Biography from the Age of Three Until Nearly Teatime Today
Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot.
A well known style icon Les always cuts a dash in the world of fashion where he is much respected as a leading exponent of the cardigan.

On the poetry front and in spite of the poetry police his most famous works include The Shipping Forecast, Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive, Spot of the Antarctic, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, Cardi and Bloke, Up the Creek Without a Poodle, Have You Any News of the Iceberg, The Lemmings Reunion, The Missing Persian’s File and The Lost Elephants of Denbigh especially Dr Rowan Williams version. Listeners to BBC Radio4 will be familiar with the work of Les Barker through his recent appearances on Wondermentalist Cabaret and Word of Mouth  

Videos Available at YouTube Brian Perkins Reads ‘The Shipping Forecast’  + Charlotte Green Reads ‘Voicemail’ + The Former Archbishop of CanterburyThe Lost Elephants of Denbigh’

Les Barker Is Due To Perform Monologues, Poems & Parodies at the Following Culture Emporia


June 2013

Sun 9. Steamboat Tavern, 78-80 New Cut West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8HW
Tel: 01473 611306 Tickets £7.50 -- From 5.30 p.m.

Sun 16. Folk & Boat Festival, The White Bear, Wheelock St, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9AG
See website www.midfest.org.uk for details (Shows 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.)

Sun 16. Warrington Folk Club, The Bulls Head, Church St, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2SX
Tel: 01925 812725 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 21. Melin Brwcws, Dinbych, Wales LL16 4RD
See website for details http://www.literaturewales.org/stomp/

July 2013

Sat 6. All Saints Hall The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire YO26 6DD
Tel: 01904 529171 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 19. Rugby Club, Shap Rd, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6EL
Tel: 01539 437622 -- From 7.30 p.m.

Sat 20. Music on the Marr, Town Foot Farm, Castle Carrock, Nr Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9LT
Tel: 01228 670329 Tickets TBA -- From TBA.

Tues 23. St Neot's Folk Club, The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2BH
Tel: 01234 376278 Tickets £8.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 24. Dorking Folk Club, Social Club, Friends Life Complex, off Pixham Lane, Dorking RH4 1QA
Tel: 01306 888530 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Sat 27. Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
Tel: 01926 776438 Tickets TBA -- From TBA

August 2013

Tues 6. Maes D, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Dinbych, Wales 
See website for details www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Sat 31. Fylde Festival, Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
Tel: 01253 887693 Tickets & Venues See website for details

September 2013

Sat 7. Llanwddyn Day of Folk and Acoustic Music ,Community Hall, Abertridwr, Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LR
Tel: 01691 870501 Tickets £25.00 From 1.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. see website http://www.llanwddynevents.co.uk/

Fri 20. Stonehaven Folk Club, Community Centre, Bath Street, Stonehaven, Scotland AB39 2DH
Tel: 01569 764202 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

October 2013

Tues 1. Appledore Book Festival, Appledore, Bideford, Devon EX39 1PH

Sat 5. Derby Live, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
Tel: 01332 255800 Tickets TBA -- from 8.00 p.m.

Sat 26. Folk & Roots Festival, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6LU
See website for details www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

Thurs 31. Darlington Folk Club The Copper Beech, Neasham Rd, Darlington DL1 4DH
Tel: 07890 006204 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

December 2013

Mon 2. The Warwick Arms Hotel, High St, Warwick, CV34 4AT
Tel: 01372 563185 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Mon 9. Chesham Folk Club, White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham HP5 1AG
Tel: 01494 785593 Tickets TBA -- >From 8.00 p.m.

Tues 10. Dartford Folk Club, Dartford Working Men’s Club, 40 Essex Rd, Dartford, DA1 2AU
Tel: 01322 222553 Tickets £8.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 13. Frodsham Folk Club, The Conservative Club, 74 Main St, Frodsham, WA6 7AU
Tel: 01925 740422 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

March 2014

Thurs 6. Cuffern Manor, Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6HB
See website for details www.cuffernmanor.co.uk

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