St Johns Ealing, London, ‘Cafe Church’ 14 December

The first performance of ‘Let us Remember Them Tonight’ outside Sheffield

St. John s Ealing

I’ve been invited to the ‘Cafe Church’ at St John’s, Ealing. This is an informal Christian service with space for discussion so I’m looking forward to finding out what people have to say about the questions I’m posing in this performance.

All welcome, these services attract a diverse collection of people, including some of those who look to St Johns for help and support in hard times.

14 December 2014, Starts 17:45, Doors Open 17:30

More information about Cafe Church and St Johns here

And here is a link to St Johns in Google Maps

Cafe No 9, Sheffield, 8 September

I will be performing “Let Us Remember Them Tonight” at Cafe No 9, a cosy and enjoyable venue in Nether Edge that’s enjoying a real growth in popularity under its new management.

2  Cafe 9  Nether Edge

Here’s a map

Starting at 7:30 but get there early if you want to be sure of a good seat. Food will be available.

The second half of the evening, to lighten the mood after the serious content of the first half, will be a set of folk/jazz/blues songs by Break a Leg, which is myself and Karen Hisom. Karen plays clarinet and saxophone and we’ve been having fun arranging material this year. We had our first gig following the Let us Remember the Tonight performance on 6 August so we’ve got the first night nerves out of the way

Brendan Murphy will be our resident historian again, his rich knowledge and insight was a great asset to our post-performance discussion again last night.


6th August back at Strip the Willow

I’ll be back at Strip the Willow for a more public performance on 6th August at 8pm. It’s the closest date we could fix to the centenary of the start of WW1.

It will be at 8pm in the shop and cafe upstairs, a small cosy space which hosts a variety of musical and other artistic events. The cafe will be open for hot and cold drinks and you can bring your own alcoholic drinks if you wish.

Entry charge is £2 to cover venue costs and there will be a collection for the International Red Cross, who have protected people in armed conflicts since 1859 and been awarded three Nobel peace prizes.