Friday, 24 June 2011

Fernando Macaw: Psychic Psittacid - Halloween 2010

It's four weeks until Fernando Macaw - paranormal parrot - opens for the Magic of Aziz at the Britannia Panopticon. To whet your appetite for his amazing psychic skills, here is a video taken from the magic show we did there last Halloween.

Fernando will not be performing this weekend, but if you want to see Aziz then you can come to the 1pm or 3pm show on Saturday or Sunday. I am performing on Saturday as Dan Lilo.

Monday, 13 June 2011

London Calling

I have two scheduled visits back to my native city coming shortly. Various gigs are booked (see below), but if anybody in or near London wishes to hire my services around the end of June or the beginning of August, I will happily consider being paid. Or at any other time, come to that. :)

Tuesday 28 June, 7:30pm
The Book Club, Shoreditch (100 Leonard St., London EC2A - Tube: Liverpool St./Old St.)
Glam Slam UK 2011
Guest poets: Emanuel Xavier, Chris Young and Catherine Brogan.
Following three fierce and successful instalments, Ernesto Sarezale brings Glam Slam back to The Book Club in Shoreditch. The Glam Slam is a poetry competition in two rounds and there are four competing categories: loss, work, lust and wig-a-poem (a poem about any subject). There is a £100 prize up for the best verbal vogue! Non-competitive open mic slots also available. Door: £5; £3 concessions; FREE for participants.
More details at:

Wednesday 29 June, 7pm
First Out Cafe Bar, 52 St Giles High Street, Camden Town, London WC2H 8LH
Incite Poetry
Come along for LGBT poetry - 13 lucky minutes of it from me. FREE.

Thursday 30 June, 7.30-10.30pm
RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, London
The Farrago Summer SLAM!
I intend to put my summer hat into the ring for the honour and glory and tat.

Sunday 7 August, 6.30-10pm
NOTE NEW VENUE: Bar Kick (basement), 127 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE
Velvet Tongue
Velvet Tongue is a Literary Soiree dedicated to erotic writing and performance. Guest readers join forces with fresh new talent to bring you an evening of velvet-tongue-in-cheek poems, performance art, burlesque and erotically charged bits and bobs to tempt and titillate your minds!
Guest performers in August include: Paul Burston, Holestar and Chris Young.
To sign up for the (5min) open mic slots, email Ernesto: (or sign up on the night, if there are any slots left)

Tuesday 9 August, 7.30-10.30pm
Green Note, Camden Parkway, London
'Utter!' Puppets
'Utter!' presents spoken word with puppets, featuring a poetry set from me (and furry friends).

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

I'm a writer: admire my features

Just in case you didn't notice this entry in my upcoming gigs list...

Monday 6 June, 8pm
Sammy Dow's, 69-71 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow G41 2AJ
Words & Music
Regular spoken word and song night. Open slots sign-up from 7.30pm. 20-ish minutes each from the featured musician (Carissa Bovill) and the featured writer (me). I will be mixing new material with established favourites and some curios from the back catalogue.