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Words By The Water Interview

You can listen to Alan’s ‘Words By The Water’ Interview here

Hear the latest musings, extracts and news from Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson’s first work of fiction, The Late Train to Gipsy Hill, has just been announced and will be published...

How to Change the World with Alan Johnson

Alan’s new podcast series, ‘How to Change the World with Alan Johnson’ begins on Friday, 30th of October 2020. The...

The Lady of Shalott – Celebrity Version

A celebrity recital of Tennyson’s great poem to spread a love of poetry during the lockdown. Created by Matthew Stadlen.

Lincoln

This is what the world looked like before coronavirus – just before actually; the day we finished the nationwide ‘In...

Taunton

Here’s another strong recommendation for a place to stay. If you’re anywhere near Taunton book into the Greyhound at Staple...

Bournemouth

The Little Theatre in Bournemouth is very – well, little. A snug space well away from the Winter Gardens and...

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...

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