Audience in for a treat with poet John Hegley

John Hegley is coming to the Mill
John Hegley is coming to the Mill

A live poetry evening will play host to nationally renowned poet and comedian John Hegley in two weeks’ time.

The Beatnik Boulevard event takes place on the second Thursday of each month at Banbury’s The Mill Arts Centre, in association with The Mighty Pen company.

As a regular guest performer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, John is notable for exploring a diverse array of topics through his poetry, including everything from dog hair to potatoes and handkerchiefs.

The set will largely focus on pieces from his collection of poems ‘Peace, Love and Potatoes’.

Joining John on stage will be poet and performer Claire Taylor, who performs as the evening’s support act.

Bob Hill, promoter and presenter for Beatnik Boulevard said:“I am absolutely delighted to be working with John Hegley again.”

“Having appeared with him in 2013 I know what a treat the audience is in for.”

The evening will also feature the opportunity for rising stars to sign up for the show’s open mic segment.

There will be a total of ten slots available, with each individual given four minutes to perform their piece.

The event takes place on Thursday, July 9 at The Mill Arts Centre. Open mic sign up is held between 7-8pm and the performance begins afterwards at 8pm.

Tickets cost £5 (or £3 for open mic performers), available to book from or 01295 279002.