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Les Barker is due to perform monologues, poems & parodies at the following culture emporia…

November 2015

Sat 14. Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 9BT

Tel: 01626 775517 See website for details

Sat 28. The Guildhall, Donegal House, Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LU

Tel: 01543 262223 Tickets £13.00– Doors 7:30 p.m.

This show “Idiot & Friend” with Keith Donnelly

December 2015

Mon 7. Warwick Folk Club, Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick  WCV34 4AT

Tel: 01527 401121 Tickets £8.00 — From 7:30 p.m.

Mon 14. Herga Folk Club, Pinner Green Social Club, Greenwood Hall, Rickmansworth Rd, Pinner, Middx HA5 3TJ

Tel: 07747-768 868 Tickets £8.00  — Doors 7:30 p.m.

February 2016

Sat 20. Wychwood Folk Club, The Swan, Shipton Rd, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxon OX7 6AY

Tel: 01993 831427 — From 7:30 p.m.

April 2016

 Sat 30.  Upton on Severn Folk Festival

May 2016

Mon 2.  Tithe Barn, Manor Farm,Church Lane, Nether Poppleton YO26 6LF

Tel: 01904 623568 — From 7:30 p.m.

Sat 21. Doncaster Folk Festival 

July 2016

Mon 25. Crail Festival 

August 2016

Wed 3.  Llantrisant Folk Club Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd, Palalwyf Ave, Pontyclun CF72 9EH

Tel: 01443 226892 Tickets £8.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

October 2016

Fri 21.  Ley Arms Folk Club, Kenn,  Devon EX6 7UW

Tel: 01392 210983 Doors 7:30 p.m.

December 2016

Sat 3.  Bradfield Village Hall, The Sands, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6

Tel: 0114 285 1227 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Fri 9.  Potteries Folk Club Foxfield Railway Station, Caverswall Rd, Blythe Bridge, Staffs ST11 9BG

Tel: 01782 616015 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7.30 p.m.

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.

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

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