“John Barclay . . . is incredible to watch. He had full command of the audience and delighted us all with some very entertaining work. Go and see John perform if you ever get the chance.” (Paula Brown of the People’s Poet)

” . . . thank you once again for stepping in at the last moment to speak to our literary society last week and for delivering such a fascinating, polished and hilarious talk about your travels. Our members really enjoyed it and I would love to book you again for a poetry presentation, probably for next season. In the meantime, I am recommending you to other groups and you should be hearing from . . . ” (speaker secretary)

“Watching John Barclay’s performance at the Bath Fringe Festival was inspiring. He fearlessly portrays a wide range of emotion appropriate to each poem. John is hugely entertaining and I would urge anyone to go and see him perform.”  (Carolyn Davies, voice-over artist)



John Barclay performing at Bournemouth Library

Sketch by Tim Naish of John Barclay performing at Bournemouth Library

John visits Anglebury Court, an old people’s home in Wareham, every month to perform his own and other poetry for the residents.






Friday 14th December: evening. Half-hour entertainment for private Christmas Party in Derby, script and lyrics by J B.



Thursday 31st January, 7.30 pm: 4 The Croft, East Street, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4NW. J B leads an informal script reading of comedy material for Rex Players. Everyone will get a chance to read – or just listen if you prefer. Free to members and anyone in the area who is 16 or over. Space is restricted so please ring 01929 554959 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday April 17th, 2.30 pm: Puddletown, Dorset. John will talk about his travels “Round the World Without Flying”.

Friday, Saturday, 30th, 31st August: Rex Players Summer Show. More details nearer the time.



John Barclay performing his poem The Iron Ball.