“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.





Sunday 22nd July   The Rex Players will be taking part in the Wareham Carnival Procession. John and fellow players will be there in fancy dress.

Monday 10th September   Swanage French Circle open afternoon meeting. John will be providing entertainment in the form of a short light-hearted talk about learning languages.




John Barclay performing his poem The Iron Ball.