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“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 shows John Barclay performing at Bournemouth Library

 

Until the Covid Pandemic, 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.

 

2022

POETRY IN THE GARDEN

Sunday May 29th, 2.30pm – 4.30pm at 4 The Croft, East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NW, John will perform “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” by Edward Fitzgerald as well as the audience’s choice of poems by John and other poets – £5 in aid of the Rex (Cinema) Refurbishing Fund   To book, call 01929 554959 or email johnbarclay@btinternet.com

Sunday June 5th, 2.30pm – 4.30pm at 4 The Croft, East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NW, John will perform “The Lorax” by Dr Seuss as well as the audience’s choice of poems by John and other poets – £5 in aid of the Rex refurbishing Fund (£3 for under 14s).

To hear John Barclay performing his poem “The Iron Ball”, go to the videos page.

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