Clare Ferguson-Walker & Robin Ince


Come and have a tour around two marvellous minds via the vehicles of poetry, story telling, jokes and general silliness.


CLARE IS UNIQUE. She is an award winning poet, comedienne, sculptor and singer.

Clare’s explosive second collection "Chrysalis" Published by Clockwork Moth, lays bare the poet's soul and takes the reader on an intimate journey laced with humour and intelligent humane observation.

 "Hilarious, touching and incredibly clever" - Metro

 "Don't know how Clare can get up on stage and be so effortlessly funny and engaging, I love her stuff" - Brian Bilson

Clare Ferguson-Walker is a regular special guest with the legendary "Governor of UK stand up poetry", John Cooper Clarke. She has shows with him coming up soon on his upcoming UK tour in spring 2024. JCC says CFW is as "Funny as Fuck". Could there be a greater accolade from the man who so many stand ups cite as their greatest influence. Just ask Tom Rhodes! 

Another UK poet and stand up who Clare has often worked with, Phil Jupitus describes her as  "Absurdly Talented" The late great Jeremy Hardy was a massive fan. 


Her debut spoken word show "California Scheming" toured the UK to rave reviews. 

"A glorious trip around the West Coast along with a trip around this incredible woman's mind, hilarious and deeply touching"  5 stars - Metro. 

"Clare Ferguson-Walker has bite and tenderness, she can be as raw as a wound and then as funny as any stand-up." Radio 4's Matt Harvey.

Clare has performed at Literature festivals and events throughout the UK. Her late night shows at the 2023 Dylan Thomas’ Laugharne Weekend and the accolades she received, made her realize she needs to get back on the road with a stand up show. Mixing her poetry with comedy, she's ready to get back to work at her first love.

Clare's sculptures have gained her international recognition, with shows in Japan, LA and San Francisco, her work appears in public and private collections all over the world and she was recently named in the Times as “one of the U.K's leading female sculptors."

As a singer, Clare is currently working with legendary producer Craig Leon on their debut collaboration. 


Robin Ince is best known as the host of the Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian
Cox, now on its 29th series .They have been on three international arena tours performing his poetry in front of 14,000 people at the London O2.

He was also awarded Author of the Year by The Booksellers' Association in 2022.
He has written books including Bibliomaniac, the Importance of Being Interested, I'm a Joke and
So Are You and his next, Normally Weird and Weirdly Normal is out October 2024. He beat
John Cooper Clarke on Pointless Celebrities, but it was a close run thing.

His most recent live show, MELONS, included punching a melon until it exploded, but he cannot
promise such things here.

Saturday 14th September 2024

The Met, Bury

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Sunday 15th September 2024

Selby Town Hall

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Sunday 22nd September 2024

Warwick Arts Centre

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Saturday 28th September 2024

Pocklington Arts Centre

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Sunday 29th September 2024

The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

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Dr. John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Henry Normal

Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community.

John Robb

John Robb talks about a life in music, his best selling art of darkness book, being the first person to interview Nirvana, inventing the word britpop and adventures on the post punk frontline...

Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer was an original member of the comedy groups at the centre of the ‘Alternative Comedy’ movement in the 1980s and starred in the seminal TV series The Young Ones, and The Comic Strip Presents.

Luke Wright

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go.

Toria Garbutt

Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist from Knottingley - a former mining town in West Yorkshire

Mike Garry

Mike Garry was a librarian for 15 years before becoming a poet.