Happy New Year to all.
Thursday January 19th The City Ramblers Revival + Rye Poets and Voices from the floor: Third Thursday ‘Bards & Beats’. Details: www.ivyhousenunhead.com
Friday 27th January: Fourth Friday @ Bar 48. Details: fourthfriday.wordpress.com
Wednesday 1st February: Poets on War at The Poetry Library: details www.southbank.co.uk/whats-on/120134-poets-war-2017
;An evening of live music – blues, skiffle, original songs and more from City Ramblers Revival; sparkling and witty poetry from Peckham’s own Rye Poets; and the 21st Century’s answer to Chaucer – poet Robin Pilcher. At The Ivy House Nunhead, fabled music venue and London’s first co-op pub. www.ivyhousenunhead.com Entry £6/£5
And don’t miss Fourth Friday at Bar 48 on November 25th: fourthfriday.wordpress.com
www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk Long-running event with open mic.
City Ramblers Revival are playing at the 3rd birthday of Ivy House, Nunhead from 5 to 6pm on Saturday 27th August – there’ll be a weekend of celebrations, other bands, barbeques, craft beer, good wine, excellent company in this spacious and delightful music pub. www.ivyhousenunhead.com free event
September 8th from 9.30 to 11pm we’re at the White Horse, 20-22 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival following an acclaimed film on the life of Janis Joplin (starts 8pm) www.freefilmfestivals.org free event
September 11th between 1pm and 3pm, Simon Prager and Hylda will be playing with Alan Glen at a coal line teaparty at Kirkwood Nature Reserve, SE15. Later Hylda will be reading some poems at the Peckham Festival along with other poets at John the Unicorn, 157-159 Rye Lane, Peckham – 3.30 to 5pm free events
September 15th, 8pm: Bards & Beats at The Ivy House, Nunhead with City Ramblers Revival, Rye Poets, John White (poet) and voices from the floor. £6/£5 according to pocket www.ivyhousenunhead.com
September 23rd I’ll be compering Fourth Friday at Bar48, 48 Brixton Road (Oval tube) with music from Leon Rosselson and poetry from Abe Gibson, Jools Sparkes and Hilaire www.bar48london.com £5/£6 fourthfriday.wordpress.com
September 25th City Ramblers Revival are at The Windsor Fringe Festival – Bards, Beats & Beer, 1 to 3pm at The George, 77 Eton High Street. Includes poetry from Jeremy Kingston www.windsorfringe.co.uk free event
http://www.bar48london.com/ a lively Eritrean cafe and bar at the Oval end of Brixton Road. Nearest tube: Oval + lots of buses. £7 on the door for this gig which features
City Ramblers Revival: Doc Stenson, Simon Prager & Hylda Sims playing their eclectic mix of Blues, Skiffle and original songs
plus two fine poets:
Hugo Williams & Jon Sayers
This gig is organised by The Goose is Out – see www.thegooseisout.com for detail. We will be headlining with singers from the floor welcomed.
We’ll be playing at The Ivy House, Nunhead on April 27th – details to come.
Bards & Beats on November 19th from 8pm at the Ivy House Nunhead SE15 £6/£5 www.ivyhousenunhead.com features: Skiffle, Blues & original songs from l City Ramblers Revival; poetry from
Rye Poets & Racker Donnelly & more songs from Alex Seel
At St Thomas’ Hospital on November 20th:
Next City Ramblers Revival gig is Herne Hill Music Festival on Thursday 15th October: Sonnet & Skiffle with the Ramblers plus poets Harry Eyres & John Christopher Wood. I will also be presenting Gorgeous Guitars for the festival on 13th October with Steve Morrison, Mario Bakuna and Ruben & Gorgios of Gypsy Butter. Both events take place at The Prince Regent (upstairs), Dulwich Road, SE24 Details: hernehillfestival.org
Next Fourth Friday is 23rd October: Poetry & Jazz from John Mole, John Lucas, Paul McLoughlin & Matt Lucas + poetry from Brian Docherty. fourthfriday.wordpress.com for details
City Ramblers Revival will be playing as part of the Ivy House Festival weekend on Saturday August 29th. Details to come & see http://www.ivyhousenunhead.com
We’ll be at the Ivy House again for Bard & Beat on 17th September. Details to come.
Hylda Sims & Simon Prager will be at Bermondsey Festival on 3rd September – details to come
Next Fourth Friday is 25th September with John Hegley, Emily Mae Winters & Ian Roland see: fourthfriday.wordpress.com for details
I’ll be emceeing the Saturday poetry and music events at Camden Square Festival on 18th July. There’ll be music from City Ramblers Revival, Speakeasy Jazz and poetry from Jo Roach, Jon Sayers and myself + local young poets. Free event, starts around 4pm
Next Fourth Friday July 24th at the Poetry Cafe is our Summer Party with music from Simon Prager & Doc Stenson poetry from Jeremy Kingston and myself and voices from the floor welcomed. Glass of Cava and Nibbles. fourthfriday.wordpress.com for details (Note: Bluesman Steve Morrison can’t be with us as planned due to an illness in his family)
City Ramblers Revival have been invited to perform at the Ivy House Nunhead on 29th August at a festival to celebrate two years since it re-opened as a co-operative pub. See www.ivyhousenunhead.com for more information on this weekend event. I’m currently writing a song about the Ivy House, a great old pub and music venue with stage – saved from the developers by local action.
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE is London’s first cooperative pub with wonderful spaces and a stage and a long history as a music venue. www.ivyhousenunhead.com
Bards & Beats is the first of an occasional ‘Third Thursday‘ of poetry and music to be held there.. The City Ramblers Revival: Simon Prager, Kevin Stenson and Hylda Sims, play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more; Rye Poets are talented local poets, Joan Byrne, Helen Adie & Pia Goddard, Jon Sayers, actor, poet, is a seasoned performer and an editor of poetry magazine ‘Magma’. Voices from the floor are welcome. £6/£5 according to pocket.
Next fourth friday at the Poetry Cafe is 26th June: bluesman Mark Harrison & poets Ruth Valentine & Viv Fogel See fourthfriday.wordpress.com for details.