Friday, 13 November 2015

Made for Each Other, and three dates for Malcolm in November

 November Dates for Miserable Malcolm
Miserable Malcolm has a couple of dates in Cheltenham over the next week.
Tomorrow (Saturday 14th) here is appearing as part of Purplefest Presents Words and Music (in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK) at the Copa, 66 Regent Street, Cheltenham.  Tickets are £9 and Malcolm will be appearing alongside Sarah Snell-Pym, Joy-Amy Wigman and Knowing Smirk.  It starts at 2pm.
More information here.

On Friday 20th November, Malcolm will be back in Cheltenham at Cheltenham Poetry Festival’s Fundraising Party and Auction “Hammered”, where he will be sticking to the crèmes-de-menthe and reading some poetry.  This also at the the Copa, starts at 7pm and is free.
More information here.

Finally, on Friday 27th November, Miserable Malcolm and Uta Baldauf present another of their Friday nights at the John Street Social Club at Stroud Valleys Artspace. After the success of our pre-Valentine’s night “Friday 13th: Unlucky in Love” we’re back with a pre-Christmas Social Night of Woe, “Lonely this Christmas”. 
As always, there will be music and film clips (showcasing the worst of the festive season) and Miserable Malcolm is inviting readers to the open mic’ to share the true stories of their worst Christmases ever, as well as poems, songs and extracts from teenage diaries.
The night starts at 7.30pm.  Free entry, John Street Social Club membership £1
More information here.

Then, on Saturday 12th December, Miserable Malcolm will be appearing (relatively briefly) in the Stroud Football Spoken Word and First World War extravaganza that is Trenchcoats for Goalposts at the Subscription Rooms.
But that is another story for another time.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Old Testament: A Brief Summary

On a less theological note, Miserable Poets’ Cafe returns this week – the Open Mic’ night for depressing poems, hosted by the less than genial Miserable Malcolm.   
It’s at SVA, John Street, Stroud, at 8pm on Thursday 29th October, and is/ is not to be missed, depending on your disposition. (£4 on the door, but free entry for all readers.)

Friday, 2 October 2015

Probably for the Best

Miserable Malcolm is making two outings in Stroud this October.  He’ll be delivering his regular “Dose of the Morose” at Mr Fluffypunk’s Pennygaff at SVA on Saturday 10th October at 8pm.  This month the Pennygaff features John Osborne and Molly Naylor, both of whom are off the radio, although this instance standing right in front of you.   

John Osborne also recently did a show entitled “Most People Aren’t That Happy Anyway”, so you can see why Malcolm is looking forward to it.

Then, on 29th October and also at SVA, Miserable Malcolm will be hosting the return of Miserable Poets’ Cafe – the Open Mic’ night purely for miserable poems.  Same rules apply as before:
·         No Glimmers of Hope
·         No Light at the End of the Tunnel
·         No Positivity

but, apart from that, everything goes.
For this one, I’ll also be encouraging people to bring along writing (diary entries, poems, etc) from their teenage years.
Because, frankly, none of us are getting any younger, are we?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Isaac Newton's Brother and More From Miserable Malcolm

But enough of this light-heartedness, for Miserable Malcolm returns on the weekend 12th and 13th of September, bringing his show Graveside Manner to the Stroud Theatre Festival. This is a 50-minute show of miserable poetry, execrable fiction mixed in with a bit of light banter. The times are:
Saturday 12th September: 4.30pm
Sunday 13th September: 9.00pm

 Both performances are at the Imperial Hotel.
So do come along if your weekend’s shaping up better than you thought it might and you’re in need of a bit of a downer.