1st November: Lunchtime show – High Stakes

facebook eventFor the final “Tuesdays Till Two” in our autumn season we welcome back St John’s former Poet-in-Residence Pete Cox, in a performance of his latest one man show : ‘High Stakes: A “spooken” word show‘

A former Poet Laureate of Peterborough (2003); Poet-in-Residence of the Broadway Cemetery (2005 – 2008) and Poet-in-Residence at St. John’s (2012 – 2013), “Cardinal” Cox is currently Poet-In-Residence with The Dracula Society.

This current residency is the starting point for his “spooken” word show “High Stakes”; in it Peter looks at what might scare us all. Armed with only a bulb of garlic, a notebook and a leaky biro he explores the perils of back-street literary societies which celebrate unfashionable genres and near-forgotten authors, our own human frailty, and the dread prospect of failing to repay the mortgage! So come along, and join him on his journey into the darkest recesses of human existence…

The performance will start at 1pm, but the church café will be open from noon, staffed as ever by volunteers from The Green Backyard, so you can fortify yourself for the ordeal ahead with delicious home made cakes, scones, and quiche, or a cup of tea, or, if you’re so inclined, with some prayer and fasting!

Admission is free, but a donation of £3 to help cover our costs and fund our future programme will be much appreciated if you can afford it.

High Stakes has been developed with producer Mark Grist, director Ross Sutherland and assistance from Arts Council England, arts organisation Metal and the John Clare Cottage.
– See more on Pete’s blog about the show: