John Hegley / Drawings of Dromedaries (and other creatures)

Sunday 17 July, 8pm – 9.15pm

Followed by a book signing


Belgrade Theatre, B2

Tickets: £15 / £13 (concs)

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SkyLines Festival 2022 ends with a new show from celebrated poet, musician and BBC Radio 4 favourite, John Hegley.

With a combination of poems, drawings and songs (and possibly even some dancing), join us as John closes down this year’s SkyLines festival with laughter, good cheer, and the unexpected.

Alongside a number of newly composed pieces touching on John Keats’s letters and leisure activities, expect a combination of new pieces and species, and a batch selected from an extensive back catalogue. Includes some plant-based material and rhyming language.

The show is designed in the main for adults, but may be of interest to the odd nine-year-old.

‘[an] exquisitely curated package that is unmistakably Hegley’ (Chortle)

Age guideline: 9+


About the Speaker:

John Hegley led two John Peel sessions with his band The Popticians on Radio1 in 1983/4, hosted the Border TV poetry series, Word of Mouth in 1989 and was a Perrier Comedy Award nominee in the same year. There have been three series of Hearing with Hegley on BBC Radio 4 – 1996-2000 and Hegley was the BBC Online poet in residence 1999. In 2010 – he worked with Company Paradiso in Warning, May Contain Nuts alongside BBC Radios Sussex and Berkshire, challenging stigmas around mental illness. Hegley was Keats House poet in residence in 2012, and in 2019, Arts Council England funded his touring collaborative project Putting You in the Picture; working with fellow poets to take children to art galleries to delve into, and respond to art works with drawing, writing and cut-out paper characters. Currently he is working on a story about a travelling Frenchman, to be performed with a brass octet.

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Belgrade Square


17 Jul 2022


8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Tickets from £13