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John's real world gig schedule has obviously fallen victim to the ravages of Coronavirus. There are a number scheduled, but things will obviously depend on circumstances. Please refer to the venues' web and Facebook pages for updates.

There's a September "mini-tour" of the south-west corner of England, beginning in Newquay with an extended version of the Edinburgh show Drawings of Dromadaires and Other Creatures on Friday 17th September at 7.30pm, and John's creative workshop Fish and Ships on Saturday 18th September at 11am. Then it's on to the Tolmen Centre in Constantine near Falmouth on the same day for a performance of The Further Adventures of Monsieur Robinet at 7.00pm. "Devised for adults (but of some interest to some nine-year-olds)".

The tour concludes on Sunday 19th September at 7.30pm when the Exeter Phoenix hosts another chance to catch The Further Adventures of Monsieur Robinet.

Next, a gig alongside Diego Brown and the Good Fairy at The Thunderbolt Bristol now has a new date of Friday 24 September at 7.30pm.

Then as part of National Poetry Day at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 October at St Albans Library, a performance of poems from New and Selected Potatoes alongside Scottish double bassist Andy Hamill, standing in for Keith Moore who is unable to attend and giving the evening a cross-national boundary flavour. Tickets £7 / £5 concessions use library link to book.

And the twice postponed Hegley's Hop Scotch at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow is now scheduled for Saturday 9 October at 4pm. Tickets for the original date will remain valid.

Additionally, there are a couple of confirmed dates with as yet no details, at the Betsy Trotwood in London on Wednesday 3 November and the Luton Bear Club on Thursday 18 November, as well as a couple of gigs currently at the "possibly maybe" stage: a Leicestershire village event on Friday 22 October, and at Chew Magna on Saturday 20 November.

On the virtual front, on 1 October at 6pm John is taking part in the launch of Earth Lines: Geopoetry and Geopoetics published by the Edinburgh Geological Society, which is the book of last year's Geopoetry event. This is free but booking is required.

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