Performances

2019

Thursday Feb 28th, 2019

Pighog, Brighton

Looking forward to this feature slot at one of Brighton’s longest running and liveliest poetry nights. Nightingale Room, (upstairs at Grand Central – opposite Brighton station). Doors 7.15. £5 Full line-up TBC . Facebook Page Here

 

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2018

DECEMBER

Thursday 20th December

Moine Dubh Residency

Final Night of the Moine Dubh Residency at The Social,  Little Portland Street, well for 2018 anyway. Line-up TBC.

 

NOVEMBER

The Happy Pill Academy & Friends – Xmas Special!
Friday 30th of November
Doors at 7pm – Acts from 8pm

I’m performing alongside some very talented local singer-songwriters and comedians.

Happy Pill Xmas

Free Entry, gifts welcome in aid of Gingerbread Corner.
We will totally accept cash / debit or credit card donations in aid of our chosen charity. BUT… since it’s Xmas, if you felt like buying a small gift, wrapping it and donating it to Gingerbread Corner nursery we’ll make sure those presents go to the kids there! 🙂
The other acts are:
The Happy Pill Academy . Paul Hooker     Matt Pryor
Spy From Moscow     Rebecca Larkin
Leila Zuleika Ramos & Joe Ramos
M’ band .  Fields of Barley  Andy Cronk aka Vote BJ
Tonight’s compere will be Luigi Coppola – mesmerising, talented, funny, urbane and an all-round wonderful person!

Open Mic At The Paxton Centre 

23rd November –  see below for details – these nights are selling out at the moment – recommend booking in advance to secure admission LINK HERE 

The Junction

Derry/Londonderry

14th November 1pm – Lunchtime Reading

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Very exciting and honoured to be back reading and facilitating in Derry Londonderry, a place in many ways that gave birth to me as a poet.

The reading is part of the powerful “200 words and a picture” project that brings together “valued voices” from across the community with challenging, powerful writing and images of experiences of the conflict in the North.

Eamon Baker says:

“Joe Duggan, a poet well known to local writers, has been invited to return to the city during November.
As a guest of Towards Understanding and Healing, he will be facilitating creative writing workshops themed around the stories and images within the 200 Words and One Picture exhibition. Joe will begin this facilitative process in the week beginning Monday November 12th and he will also “do” a reading here in the Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership building at lunchtime on November 14th.
More details on that reading to follow as we confirm the line up headlined by Joe”

Address and venue details here

 

Friday 2nd November

Excited to do a 10-15 minute slot as part of this great night, compered by the very talented Jahmar Ngozi & also featuring Guitar maestro Ian Shaw, alongside a host of great acts:

POETRYHOUSE ARTS ENSEMBLE: BROKEN ENGLISH

2 NOVEMBER @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Select contributions from poets, actors, dancers, fashionistas and musicians. All intertwined to create an evening of pure creative ambience.

Each person has been selected for their unique contribution qualities. There are rumors of a mini-fashion show and a very elusive and varied line up, so the artists get to enjoy the experience as much as the audience. A genuine gathering of creatives and art lovers. Saying all that, I must mention that this is a unpolished event, a celebration on the fundamentals of respective art.
Creative Director: Jahmar Ngozi. Emerging Artist Award Winner

This event will be filmed and photographed.

£5 – £10 Donations would be appreciated, though not enforced.

No booking necessary. Venue and event details here

OCTOBER

Tue 30th October

“10.30am Sharing stories with storytellers Michelle Fisher and Joe Duggan”

Reading as part of The Reading Friends Launch at The BFI Southbank

Email for more info.

 

Friday 19th October

Open Mic At The Paxton Centre

Been a great year building this Open Mic into something special – come along and see what happens this time – there always seems to be a lot of quality, a lot of variety and a few surprises ! Tickets and details here – September event was a full house !

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 20th Sept

Moine Dubh Label Night: September Edition

Andrew Weatherall’s Moine Dubh label presents a new irregular residency at The Social on Little Portland St over 4 events in 2018

This month’s event is hosted by Fireflies with special guests Echowood, Sawtooth Trio + Eva Eden + Guest Poet Joe Duggan

Playing records from the Sawtooth Trio will be Jimmy Jewel (Shoom, Trip)

 

15th September (Saturday for a change !)

The Paxton Centre Open Mic Hosted By Joe Duggan

Booking & details here. Buy in advance to secure admission for this great night that’s becoming a bit of a “thing” !

AUGUST

31st August

The Paxton Centre Open Mic Hosted By Joe Duggan

This event just keeps better and better. Round off your Summer amongst a blistering array of talent from the area and around London.  Full details and booking link here

25th August

Very pleased to performing as guest poet alongside this bunch of very talented musicians. I will be collaborating on a few pieces with Franck Alba. Line-up includes member of the brilliant band “Piano Magic”

Glen Event

JULY

July 22nd

The Paxton Centre Open Mic Hosted By Joe Duggan

I have to say this event is really remarkable at the moment – last month’s capacity crowd were treated to a ridiculously talented array of singer-songwriters, spoken word artists, a comedian, and a few random surprises. Don’t know if we can keep this up, so get it while it’s hot. Advance booking strongly recommended as last event sold out.

https://www.thepaxtoncentre.co.uk/whats-on/2018/7/20/open-mic-night

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/566933783707080/

 

July 6th

8pm – 10.30pm

Vanessa Kisuule

I’m hosting and MC-ing this event as part of The Sydenham Arts Festival

A writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. Vanessa has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuyorican Poetry Slam, and has toured the world extensively. Her poetry collections ‘Joyriding The Storm’ and ‘A Recipe For Sorcery’ are both published by Burning Eye. Her one woman show SEXY is currently on tour with the kind support of Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Camden People’s Theatre. She has been appointed Bristol City Poet 2018 – 2020. May contain swearing!

Doors 7.30pm, Performance 8pm
Plus Q&A hosted by Joe Duggan
£10/£8 concessions
Not suitable for under 12’s

Tickets Here

 

JUNE

Saturday 23rd June

I’m doing a short slot on the main stage as part of this great family friendly festival in Croydon – approx performance time 2.30 – 3pm

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Facebook Event Here 

 

Friday 22nd June 

The Paxton Centre Open Mic 

Doors 7pm, Performers from 8pm

It’s getting bigger and better – incredible range of acts every month. Starting to sell out. This magical night returns with a great line-up of singer-songwriters, poets and the randomness of an open mic. Tickets here.

 

Thursday 21st June 

 

moine dubh

I’ll do a short set as part the brilliant Moine Dubh Collective at The Social, Soho 

The 2nd night of our residency. Featuring a fantastic line-up of musicians with the one and only Mr Andrew Weatherall on the decks ! See my blog about Moine Dubh here 

Tickets Here 

 

Tuesday 19th June

Featured Poetry Slot:

The Kickback/ Poetic Insight – Young People Insight

Event Link Here

Young People Insight’s monthly events, The Kickback and Poetic Insight combine, for an evening of conversation and poetry all about Peace.  In a special twist for the Festival of Peace, it will focus on being inter-generational rather than solely youth focused, providing a space for all to learn from each other.

Hosted by our Young Person’s Partner, Shaniqua Benjamin, founder of Young People Insight.

Venue:  Project B, 3-7 Middle St, Croydon CR0 1RE  https://www.projectbcroydon.com/

 

 

Sunday 17th June 

Time To Come Down – A Crystal Palace Post Festival Wind-Down

6-11pm

The ultimate post-festival wind down. Chilled singer-songwriters, improvised electronics, visuals, across two stages.  Glen Johnson (ex- Piano Magic) Kristina Pulejkova, Franck Alba, Patrick Schmidt, Paul Tornbohm, Nuimigi, Oliver Cherer & Guest Poet Joe Duggan.
Licensed bar/cafe. Entry by donation.

I’ll be joining an incredibly talented group of musicians and doing some short collaborative pieces.

Facebook Event Here 

 

Saturday 16th June

Crystal Palace Festival Spoken Word Tent

4.30pm – 5.30pm

As part of “The Writing Room” with Apples and Snakes and Zena Edwards and young writers from Croydon – part of a day featuring The Stereo MCs, Polarbear Spoken Word and a lot more !

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Friday 15th June 2018

The Spoken Word Express

UPDATE : SOLD OUT – email joeduggan215@hotmail.com to  ask about reserves and returns before 5pm

Back for it’s 5th year ! Likely to sell out !  Antenna Studios .   7.30pm

The Spoken Word Express Has Pulled In Again To Crystal Palace !

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Book here ! It tends to sell out !

In it’s fifth year in Antenna Gallery, we welcome back this eclectic gathering of spoken word, music and a few surprises. We have a blinding line-up of feature acts, very special guests, and brilliant local talent. Hosted by local award winning poet Joe Duggan: ” “lyrical, haunting and witty” The Irish Times.

Some “local talent” slots available, email joeduggan215@hotmail.com for more info. Expect a wide range of voices. Expect a few surprises. Not for the faint-hearted. Tends to sell out. Great way to kick off the festival weekend. Watch this page for updates to the line-up.

LINE UP SO FAR INCLUDES :

Fantastic headliners Dean Atta and John Hegley,  local hip-hop from The Years, Singer-Songwriter Jen Kearney, spoken word from Joe Duggan, critically acclaimed poet Anne Saunders, music from m band,  with many more acts tbc – click on ticket link for updates.

This room does not have wheelchair access. Unreserved seating. Recommend booking in advance and arriving early.

Tickets here : Tends to sell out ! 

 

Tuesday 5th June

Joe Duggan and friends : Live at the Library

Library With Tamsin

BOOK HERE ! Tickets selling quickly ! 

The books have been closed for the evening but the words come alive!

A curated night of amazing local talent, hosted by award-winning poet Joe Duggan.

Featuring critical and sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 from Lucy Grace : Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Narnia doesn’t exist. Lucy’s just realised. She’s 26. She’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t guide her through the real world, then maybe C. S. Lewis’ dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.  

“an extraordinary story of a normal person…. Don’t miss it.” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

“I love the fringe because it throws up small, thoughtful, moving and unassuming shows such as this one…”   Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Recommended show: The Guardian

 ★★★★★ EdFringe Review    ★★★★ The List  ★★★★ Three Weeks   ★★★★ Female Arts

 With support from:

Joe Duggan:  “lyrical, haunting and witty” – The Irish Times

“under the chatty vernacular is a lovely, casual sharpness, like an unexpected hot chilli in something sold as sweet.  There’s power and tenderness together here.” – Cherry Smith, Brand Magazine

 Tamsin Kendrick ” What to do but applaud? Wilfred Owen and the Pussycat Dolls in the same poem?” – Mslexia

“Unflinching directness and honesty” – Niall O’Sullivan

 The Gillies 
“Loved those songs – the arrangements had so much space! Like a late night drive through the American mid-west. ” John Hocking,  Twickfolk

 

Thurday 19th April

I’ll do a short set as part the brilliant Moine Dubh Collective at The Social, Soho 

Fantastic line-up of musicians including Nina Walsh, Franck Alba, Barry Woolenough, Alain McClean, Jessica Cahill, Simone Clarke – with the one and only Mr Andrew Weatherall on the decks ! See my blog about Moine Dubh here  

With Mr Weatherall attached, this is very likely to sell out. Click for  event info and booking

 

Fri 13th April 

The Open Mic at The Paxton Centre

52 Anerley Hill

Crystal Palace

It’s absolutely booming now with amazing acts – recommend buying tickets early as it might sell out. A lot of fun with 15 + brilliant acts . Click here for eventbrite and facebook links.

 

Fri 16th March

Hosting and Performing at The Open Mic – The Paxton Centre

52 Anerley Hill

Crystal Palace

 

Friday 16th February

Hosting and Performing at The Open Mic – The Paxton Centre

52 Anerley Hill

Crystal Palace

 

Friday 26th January 

Hosting and Performing at The Open Mic – The Paxton Centre 

52 Anerley Hill

Crystal Palace

 

2017

Oct

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Really honoured to have a few slots at this event – look out and listen out for me at the station or watch on facebook live. I’ll be reading from “Decline of the English Murder” around 6pm on 17th October.

 

Sept

30th Sept in Antenna Studios  7.30pm -11pm

Special Guest Slot at launch of the album ‘Sleep of Reason’ by T.A.Wright
and Orchestra Fantasma,

first release on the new-born Distributore Fantasma records.

Produced by Donald Ross Skinner and T.A. Wright:
‘This song-cycle takes you on a circular tour, opening with the dystopian folk- allegory of Dark Island moving through relentless groove of Children of Birds, the drifting melancholy of How to Talk to a Mountain and the plangent garage/prog bombast of Last of England before coming to an uneasy rest where it began.’

At Crystal Palace’s music, arts and general good-vibes hub, the lovely Antenna Studios. Featuring live performance of the Sleep of Reason song cycle by T.A.Wright and Orchestra Fantasma plus performances by special guests including Joe Duggan and Lost Folk Collective
Psychedelic RPMs provided by D.J. Paul
Compere: Adam Brody (Stage Door Guy, SeLAR)

Orchestra Fantasma are:
Amar Singh- Drums
Paul Tornbohm (Piano Magic) Bass
Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, Love Amongst Ruin, Salad) Guitar/keyboards
Franck Alba (Fireflies, Piano Magic, Low Road) Guitars
T.A.Wright guitar, vocals

July

July 6th At The Sydenham Arts Festival

Very honoured to be mc-ing and facilitating the Q and A at this great event:

Spoken Word Poet – Deanna Roger

A firm believer in the power of unconditional love, “The best advice I’ve ever been given is to be grateful for everything”.

Deanna is an international writer, performer and facilitator. She co-curates two leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me and is on the board of Safe Ground.  Accolades include: ELLE UK’s ’30 inspirational women under 30′, The Female Lead’s ’20 in their 20s’.  She teaches the Writing Poetry for Performance module with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University and is a tutor at School of Communication Arts (‘The most successful ad school in the world’).

More info here

Doors: 7.15pm
Performance: 8pm plus Q&A

 

June

Tuesday  6th June : “Beyond Words”  At The Gipsy Hill Tavern

“An evening of Fizzbombs from JOE DUGGAN brings a ‘casual sharpness, like an unexpected hot chilli in something sold as sweet.’ Poetry to make you lick your lips.

Showcase reader Francesca La Nave inspires us with bright and vivid words bringing her inner world to life.

Plus of course YOU at the open-mic.

Entry £4/£3 concs. Doorsopen 7.15pm”

7.30pm Start.

Lovely intimate gig in this great old-school Irish pub.

 

Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Friday 16th June 7.30 for 8pm start: The Overground Express: Spoken Word

Antenna Studios Gallery. I’ll be hosting and doing a short set at this brilliant night:

A blistering line-up: Zena  Edwards, Zia Ahmed, Matthew Caley, David Crystal and host of talented local acts:  INCLUDING JJ AKINLADE, KELLY FROST A.K.A FANNY THE FEMINIST, MIKE FAIRBRASS, MONICA WHISPERZ, FRANCESCA LA NAVE AND THE SAINSBURYS CHECK OUT CHAPPY PLUS LEFT-FIELD SOUNDS AND WORDS FROM “PINK ELEPHANTS” & “BROTHER G AND THE TROUBLE”

This event tells to sell out and tickets are selling fast. Buy yours here.

 

Saturday 17th June: Spoken Word Tent: 3.45pm

Crystal Palace Park.

Very excited to get a slot in The Spoken Word Tent as the festival moves up a gear and certainly takes it’s spoken word seriously. On the main stage we have a great line-up including Morcheeba (!) and we’ve got a fantastic day’s entertainment  in the tent with headliner Lemn Sissay !. I’m on at 3.45pm. More info here 

 

Sunday 18th June   Antenna Gallery – from 8pm, (but very chilled, don’t rush us man)

Franck and Friends:

I’ll be winding down from the Overground Festival with a few spoken words pieces from myself and other local poets, with the wonderful backing of Moine Dubh Collective’s super talented Franck Alba, Nina Walsh, Paul Conboy from Metamono, Eric on bass, and whoever else wanders through the door.

May

Broken Biscuits At The Brighton Fringe Thursday 11th May 7.30pm for 8pm

Great Line-up at The Bee’s Knees, Western Road with Idle Eye, Jenny Vegas and Julitha Ryan plus animation from Dan Laidler.

See some footage from my set here and a full roundup of the night here from Idle Eye

 

2016

November

I’m doing a short set at this event with The Fireflies as part of legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall’s Moine Dubh Collective. Friday November 18th. This will sell out quickly !  – book here  SOLD OUT  – Waiting List on Eventbrite Link

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October

October 29th, Antenna Studio, Crystal Palace “Broken Biscuits”

20 minute set alongside two comedians and compere for the evening “Idle Eye”

 

 

 

October 22nd, Stretch Outsider Art Festival

Festival Website

JUST CONFIRMED I’VE BEEN ADDED TO THIS GREAT BILL !

Appearing alongside…other such notable performers as John Black John Robert Clarke Dudley Sutton Joe Wilkes Adam J Harmer with MC Patrick Lyons from The Fat White Family atThe SOAF closing party! on the 22nd October The Brady Art Centre in Whitechapel – supported by Carlotta Allum and Free Seed On Soho 

(Google Dudley Sutton if you don’t know the name, you’ll recognise him ! )

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June

Tuesday 7th June, 7.30pm “Beyond Words”  ( 2 Sets)page0001-2

Thursday 1st June, 7.30pm 3FF Fundraiser

Star House, 104 Grafton Road, NW5 4BA London, United Kingdom

April

 

Saturday 2nd, from 7pm : Allie K Stewart’s EP Launch

Antenna Studios Crystal Palace

Doing a short set alongside the great comedy spider “Georges” from Michelle Jane Wormleighton , very smooth soul from Winston Skerrit and  brilliant headliner Allie K Stewart and her band,  with a bitter sweet mix of melancholy and rock. Gonna be a lot of fun – come along !

 

January: Saturday 23rd, 4 Poets in London ! FREE. 8pm. At Rich Mix in Shoreditch. Poster, below, full details here 

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4 London poets reverse

 

2015

May

Friday 1st May Cheltenham Poetry Festival 5pm, Everyman Studio Theatre

Full feature length set, with support from Rowan Middleton

 

Friday 15th May South Street Arts Centre, Reading, 8pm

Crystal Palace Overground Festival June 26/27/28:
Overground Express 3: Antenna Studios 25th June
With Bobby Parker, Matthew Caley, A.F. Harold, Tamsin Kendrick, Jazzman, JJ Johnson Zuli Scrumptious, Tim Wright

 

June

Moine Dubh Launch Night Antenna Studios 28th June (SOLD OUT)
a.k.a “A Transition Town Transmission”
Curated by the one and only Andrew Weatherall, featuring myself on some tracks with the brilliant Fireflies + Dani Cali, Nina Walsh, Lowroad, Echowood, Franck Alba. Alain Maclean, Barry Woolnough. Gonna be a blinder.

Sat 20th June, Soho, House of St Barnabas, Launch of Moine Dubh Record Label. Fireflies, Andrew Wetherall, Nina Walsh, Dani Cali, Franck Alba and more (SOLD OUT)

LISTEN TO FULL GIG HERE

REVIEW ON HOSB WEBSITE HERE

 

Sat 4th July : Dodo Modern Poets, Lily’s Tea House Morden 8pm

SUMMER AT LILY’S    

 Join is at charming riverside venue  Lily’s Tea House, with an inspiring line-up of  established voices & open mic readers on 4 July 2015. The room is intimate so booking is advised: 01303 243868 or email patric.poet@zen.co.uk

JOE DUGGAN

A welcome return from lyrically gifted Irish bard

KEITH & SUZANNE DRAKE

Drama-fuelled verse from the dynamic duo

LI YAN

Poetry & music with Chinese influences .

OPEN MIC SPOTS

Sign up early to guarantee a chance to read

Lily’s Tea House is a fully-licensed Chinese restaurant. Hot food available before the show

8pm, Saturday 4 July 2015

LILY’s TEA HOUSE, 2 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills

Merantun Way, SW19 2RD

£5 & 4 – just £4 for open mic readers and other concessions.

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Bookings: 01303  243868  or 07769  777022  patric.poet@zen.co.uk

0782 5564557 (Tea House); Colliers Wood Tube;200 bus

dodo modern poets letting fly with words

 

August 12th and 19th

Enjoyed doing a few poems in Mackens, Newcastle, County Down, Ireland – worth checking out their music session every Wednesday Night, with Gail, Dennis and a great bunch of musicians. Some video footage here..

 

SELAR Speakeasy: October 10th  South East London Art Rooms. 7.30pm

“One Love” Fundraiser for Refugee Action, also featuring Fireflies Franck and Nina and lots of local talent

 

SELAR Speakeasy: November 21st South East London Arts Rooms 7.30pm

“The Fear” Fundraiser for The Passage Charity. Presents a night of spoken word, music, songs and pictures dedicated to FEAR. Join us in the shadows…..Poets will be performing to ……”A nighmarish musical soundscape provided by the wonderful Nina Walsh and Franck Alba otherwise known as the Fireflies” Facebook event link here

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