Very pleased this week to have got back on track with some performance stuff, notably to do some poems from Buddha in a Hat at Granty’s Inferno, itself a part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Peter Grant and his partner Cath Roberts jointly run one of Merseyside’s finest bookshops, Literally, in New Brighton. What makes it so special is that they’re not just running a bookshop, but a cultural hub. Regular evening performances from local celebs such as Ken Dodd, Pauline Daniels and Eithne Browne have been a feature of recent years.
So it was something of a coup this week to be asked to perform alongside Carl Chase (always the baddie in films such as Batman and Alien, and Dean Sullivan, or Jimmy Corkhill as he’s still known around these parts.
A strange venue – the dining room of Dunsandles guest house in New Brighton – turned out to be perfect for a relaxed evening of poetry, song and performance. Happily, the Buddha selection went down well and many a copy was sold & signed on the night, then very relieved to see a warm review of the night on Ian Hall’s Liverpool Sound & Vision blog Granty’s Inferno
Having got that one under my belt – with some friendly faces from the Poised Pen group in the audience – now looking forward to a night of merriment in the Fly in the Loaf on 24 October. See you then.