“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)
Until the recent tragic events, John visited Anglebury Court, an old people’s home in Wareham, every month to perform his own and other poetry for the residents. He is looking forward to going back when it becomes possible again.
In June, John Barclay was to present “Poetry a la Carte” in the garden of Wareham Library – you choose the poems; admission free, come and go as you please. This was cancelled.
Saturday 25th July at 3pm John will perform his own and other poems in his garden, to an audience in socially distanced blocks by household. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 2nd August at 3pm John will present a recital by Grace Lovelass (mezzo-soprano) and Toby Nelms (piano) in his garden, to an audience in socially distanced blocks by household. For details email email@example.com.
Sunday 20th September at 3 pm, John will introduce a recital of “Songs from the Stage”, with Grace Lovelass (mezzo-soprano), James Hutchings (tenor) and Toby Nelms (piano) in the Amphitheatre at Holme for Gardens. See the Home page for details (in blue type).
To hear John Barclay performing his poem “The Iron Ball”, go to the “videos” page.