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.)

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.