Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Audacity!

 "Unlucky in Love" and "Graveside Manner"

Miserable Malcolm is hosting “Unlucky in Love,” a special pre-Valentine’s Night of Woe, with Uta Baldauf at Stroud Valleys Artspace on Friday 12th February.  There will be an Open Mic’ and you are invited to read your poems of heartbreak, true stories of romantic disaster and even excerpts from your teenage diaries if you so desire. The night is free (£1 membership) and starts at 8pm. (More information here.)

Miserable Malcolm’s one-man show “Graveside Manner” will be on in Stroud on the Wednesday 2nd March at The Little Vic on Gloucester Street as part of the inaugural Stroud Comedy Festival. Tickets are £6 and the show starts at 7.30pm.  (More information here in the Subscription Rooms programme.)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Relationship (S)tresses

And don’t forget, Miserable Malcolm will be headlining Angie Belcher’s Southbank Speakeasy night at the Southbank Club, on Dean Lane in Bedminster, Bristol, this Thursday night. He’ll no doubt have something to say about what a cheerful place Bristol has become since he left.  Entry is £3 and the night starts at 8pm.  More information here.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Monks Fight Back

 Two forthcoming dates for Miserable Malcolm:
If January hasn’t got to you enough by then, Miserable Malcolm will be down in Bristol on Thursday 28th January, headlining Angie Belcher’s Southbank Speakeasy poetry night in Bedminster with a 25 minute set.  The venue is the Southbank Club on Dean Lane, the night starts at 7.30pm and entry is £3.
Then on Friday February 12th, Miserable Malcolm and Uta Baldauf are putting on another “Unlucky in Love” pre-Valentine’s Night of Woe at Stroud Valleys Artspace on John Street.  If you enjoyed  our “Lonely this Christmas” event, the format is the same but with the miseries of love as the theme.  People are invited to bring their poems, true stories and teenage diaries along to read in the open mic’ which Miserable Malcolm will compere (while complaining about lovelessness in his usual graceless way). Later on, Uta will give a performance.  As it is a John Street Social night, there will also be music, a bar and plentiful opportunities to mingle with other sad souls.  The night starts at 8pm and is free (£1 membership).

Thursday, 31 December 2015

One last stumble while the Old Year lasts ...

Thanks to everyone who has come and enjoyed Miserable Malcolm’s shows this year, as well as buyers of books and cards and visitors to this blog.  A Happy New Year to you all!
Normal (i.e. gloomy) service will be resumed in 2016.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Growing Victorians in Your Garden

Here is another book I will be selling this Christmas.  It is hand-stitched , costs £8 and is a practical guide to growing Victorians in your garden, with advice about soil types, positioning and watering, etc..
The last page of each copy is hand-written and involves splendid words like “rectitude” and “disparity.”
I will be selling it at SVA this weekend and at the WinterWonderland at the Goods Shed on Sat 12th and Sat 19th December, so come and get a copy before they wilt like old greens.

 Keeping to the historical theme, Miserable Malcolm will also be appearing in the First World War Christmas Truce music and spoken word extravaganza that will be Trenchcoats for Goalposts on the 12th December.  Tickets are £10/£8 and there’s more information here.
He'll also be spreading yet more Christmas gloom at Mr Fluffypunk’s Pennygaff on the 19th December (with headliner Elvis McGonagall)and which will be part of the SVA Christmas Party. Tickets for the whole shebang are £8 (adv) and there is more information here.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Unwarranted Optimism

"The Hall of Misery" in book form

My new book “The Hall of Misery” is now out.  It would make a perfect stocking filler this Christmas, as it is roughly the size of a shin pad.

It comprises 52 pages of thoroughly dispiriting cartoons as well as poems from Miserable Malcolm’s one-man show “Graveside Manner”. It is “a book to make your heart heavier, with unremitting sorrow, sadness and glum hopelessness on every page.”

I will be selling copies of it, for £5 each, in Stroud on the following dates and in the following places:
Site Festival Christmas Open Studios at SVA: Friday 4th December (Goodwill Evening) from 6pm, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th 10-4 pm.
Winter Wonderlandat the Goods Shed on Saturday 12th  and Saturday 19th December, 10am to 4pm.
So come and find me, and put a smile on my face.
It is also available from Stroud Bookshop for £5.99.
If, by some strange chance, you do not happen to live in Stroud, I will be posting out copies. Please message me on this post (or on Twitter or Facebook) for information. P+p (for UK) is as follows: up to two books costs £1.50, up to 4 books, £2.00. (I will quote a price for larger quantities.)