MY PERFORMANCES – COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
Friends and comrades – you are all, no doubt, making your own plans and have your own thoughts about what to do during the current Covid-19 outbreak.
As a performer who does not rely on gigs for a living – I am in the position of not being reliant on gigs to feed my family – and my heart goes out to those performers who are in such a tricky predicament with regards to making a decision on what to do for the best.
I have never cancelled a gig before – either as a band or as an individual performer – but the current situation calls for some drastic measures to ensure ourselves, our friends and our loved ones are not unduly exposed to onward infection at gigs.
I intend to review gigs on a fortnightly basis – and take decisions on whether to play or pull out based on current Government guidelines at the time. So I may very well have to cancel more gigs.
It breaks my heart to do this – I love performing and I hate to let people down – but these are unprecedented times and, as individuals and collectively, we need to take unprecedented actions to combat the threat.
I hope you understand. Solidarity Forever!
20th March 2020
Due to venue closures because of Covid-19, Bard Company have had to postpone 2 dates on their 'Raising The Standards' tour in April. The gig at The Red Shed in Wakefield has provisionally been re-arranged to take place on Saturday June 13th, we are still awaiting available dates to reschedule the gig at the Tudor House in Wigan
18th March 2020
Regretably I've had to cancel the 2 open mic poetry sessions that I run ('Write Out Loud', Wigan and 'Getting Gobby In The Lobby', Wakefield) for the April events. I am keeping in touch with the venues and will restart the events once the current Covid-19 situation improves - until then, please 'LIKE' the individual pages to get further updates.
18th March 2020
The 'What's Your Story, Chorley?' festival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation - so my solo poetry spot and the Bard 2 The Bone music spot will not take place