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Acapela Studios

Driving from East Yorkshire to the Acapela studios in Pentyrch near Cardiff we saw some of the worst of the...

Sale

Waterside Arts in Sale, Cheshire, was the venue for my first show in 2020. Master of Ceremonies for the evening...

Bury St Edmonds

Although my appearance in Bury St. Edmonds was a while ago (December the 16th actually) I didn’t want the occasion...

Cheltenham

I’ve been to the Cheltenham Literary Festival every year since my first book was published in 2013 but this visit...

Milton

Another day, another book signing – this time in the New Forest. We set off from Banbury having spent the...

Banbury

When I was General Secretary of the CWU Banbury meant only one thing to me, and it wasn’t Banbury Cross...

Newark

This photograph of me in splendid isolation was taken on the spacious stage of the Palace Theatre in Newark. As...

Tobermory

If you have never heard the music of Colin MacIntyre do yourself a favour and check it out straight away....

Frinton-on-Sea

No photo from Frinton-on-Sea where Polly Coles interviewed me as part of the Frinton Literary Festival.   Sally from the...

York

Joseph Rowntree built his Theatre for the staff employed at his huge chocolate factory in the city.   Today it...

Podcast

Listen to a podcast interview of Alan, presented and produced by Arsalan Mohammad:   WELCOME TO THE NEW episode of...

Bingley

We drove through the pouring rain from Cheltenham to Bingley for a 7.30pm show at the Arts Centre.   Bingley’s...

Cheltenham Literary Festival

Two photos; two events at Cheltenham; one hell of a lot of fun.   The first event was with Matt...

Weatherby

I suppose the caption for this photo should be ‘Johnson & Johnson’ as I’m in the delightful company of Milly...

Lytham, St Annes

Another venue sans photo of me (and sans Carolyn).   The mystery tonight was whether we were in Lytham or...

Lancaster

No photos of me in Lancaster, chiefly on account of the fact that Carolyn (who usually takes them) wasn’t with...

Runcorn

‘Curiosity Books’ is the excellent independent bookshop that provided my titles at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn.   In the...

Thame

I’ve been to Thame before because my eldest grandchild, Carmel, lives there with her boyfriend Max. We enjoy a lovely...

Cranleigh

I know I keep going on about Waterstones card reading technology (which you can just see in this photograph of...

Farnham

There are no photos from Farnham on account of the fact that we forgot to take any. We were having...

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