thumbnail_Princess of Felling CoverWhat’s bright pink and read all over? Why it’s the Princess, of course! I’ve had a ball promoting The Princess of Felling over the past few months. I’ve performed in Newcastle’s  George Street Social, Tynemouth’s Pie and Bottle Shop and sang Felling-inspired songs written with musician Mike Waller in the basement of the Lit and Phil

 I’ve got a busy autumn and winter schedule kicking off this coming Thursday 5th September with a headline slot at Poetry Jam, Waddington Street Centre, 3 Waddington Street, Durham City, DH1 4BG. I’m sharing the floor with Princess illustrator and poet Steve Lancaster as well as poet Helen Marshall. There’ll be some open floor spots up for grabs too. Free entry. Door 7pm and evening starts 7.30pm.

Earlier this year I wrote a batch of songs inspired by my hometown of Felling with Whitley Bay musician Mike Waller. We’ve added well-known cover versions and created an evening of music and poetry called The Princess and the Piano. We’ll be performing this show at Whitley Bay Library on Tuesday 10th September at 7pm. Tickets £3, booking essential. For further information call 0191 643 5390 or contact any North Tyneside library. We’ll also perform The Princess and the Piano at Newcastle’s Central Library on November 25th at 4pm. The event is part of the annual Books on Tyne Festival. Tickets on sale soon. Please come prepared to sing and clap along  at both of these events!

rpt_softI’m very excited about my Princess of Felling Party in Felling’s Holly Hill Sports and Social Club on Tuesday 8th October. There’ll be bingo, a buffet plus a performance of The Princess and the Piano. The Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead will be in attendance and there’ll be a raffle in support of The Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre. Tickets £5 from the club or online

If you live in North Tyneside and want to come to the party then why not get on The Princess Express? Our vintage Leyland Atlantean double decker comes courtesy of Tyne Idols, purveyors of groovy, cultural magical mystery tours! Leave Whitley Bay Links at 5.30pm, enjoy the Princess party then get dropped off back in Whitley at approx 11.30pm. Tickets £10 available onlineSorry this bus is not wheelchair accessible.

You can buy copies of The Princess of Felling plus merchandise (badges, CDs, posters) at my gigs and from my Etsy store. You can also buy my book from Felling Volunteer Library, Newcastle Central Library, Happy Planet Studio and Gallery on Whitley Bay’s Ilfracombe Gardens and online from my publisher’s website