I will perform love songs and poems and pieces of potatoes. There will be some Baroque dancing opportunities, though I realise space is limited in this intimate environ. Joll and melancholy. Sweet and only a little bitter. Come and sing. (from Mr Hegley)
Mr Hegley was born in Newington Green, North London, and was educated in Luton, Bristol and Bradford University.
His first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a shoeshop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel, and has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.
He has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug, but his largest source of income is from stages on his native island. An Edinburgh Festival regular, he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence.
He is an occasional DJ, dancer and workshop leader, using drawing, poetry and gesture. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from what is now the University of Bedfordshire, and once performed in a women’s prison in Columbia.
We will have sensational support of course
And keep your eye out for ‘wegottickets’ which we will add to this event as soon as we have this set up
£10 and £9 (conc) in advance here
£11.50 and £10.50 (conc) on the door