Les Barker is due to perform monologues, poems and parodies is a selection of dates announced for this year and next.

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 – his PR’s words not ours – of course. 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.

This year, and even next, Les is back out and about bringing his mix of monologues, parodies and poems to stages across the UK.

July 2017

Sat 22. Music on the Marr Village Green, Castle Carrock, Cumbria CA8 9LU

See website for tickets and times

Wed 26. Banbury Folk Club Banbury Cross Inn, 7 Butchers Row, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5JH

Tel. 01295 709881 Tickets £10.00 — From 8:00 p.m.

 

August 2017

Thur 3. Wickham Festival Blind Lane, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5HD

See website for tickets and times

Sat 19. White Horse Folk Festival, Grove Rugby Club, Recreation Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxon  OX12 0AA

See website for tickets and times.

Thur 24/Fri 25. Whitby Folk Week Whitby, North Yorkshire YO8 9YP

See website for tickets and times

September 2017

Thur 7. Darlington Folk Club, The Copper Beech Pub, Neasham Road, Darlington DL1 4DH

Tel: 01325 462951 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Sat 9. Bromyard Festival Broadbridge House, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4NT

See website for tickets and

Tue 12. Cutty Wren Folk Club Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, 1 Thwaites lane, Redcar, Nth Yorkshire TS10 2FD

November 2017

Sat 18. Uppertown Social Centre Cullumbell Lane, Uppertown, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 0JF

Tel: 01246 590502 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.

Mon 20. White Horse folk Club, The Conservative Club, Wylies Rd, Beverley, E. Yorks HU17 7AP

December 2017

 Mon 4.  Warwick Folk Club Warwick Arms Hotel, High St, Warwick  CV34 4AT

May 2018

Fri 18. Lincoln Folk Club Unison Club, Lincoln LN1 1ES (with Keith Donnelly)

 August 2018

Wed 8. Llantrisant Folk Club Pontyclun (Institute) Athletic Club, Castan Rd, Pontyclun, Wales CF72 9EH

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