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3rd – 5th August – Holifair Festival – Gweek, Cornwall

HOLIFAIR! It’s that time of year again – 3 days of fun in a field with many of your favourite local & national bands, performers, entertainers, and this time you have me at 2pm in the Marquee on Saturday! So if you can stagger out of your tents by then and drag your hangovers into the nice dim lighting of the sheltered Marquee Stage, I’ll do my best to entertain you and make it all seem ok again.

Check out the Holifair Festival facebook page for up to the minute information about the line-up, where to get tickets, and anything else you think of!

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23rd February – Falmouth – Massive Dragon Solace (III)

The next installment of the Massive Dragon Solace collective presents enough music and poetry to fill a bag for life.
Every little helps. Please bring your ears.

Massive Dragon Solace 3 @ The Jacob's Ladder InnFeaturing:

SARAH R-K – soulful vocal melodies and ethereal finger-picking style

MICHAEL MILNER – who brings the surreal into the everyday and reads poetry like wine runs down a glass

ELLIOTT SUTCLIFFE – you’ve heard him with his wolves, but now hear him alone, baring his sensitive side over 12 string folk/rock/blues/country

NICK JARVIS – that’s me! Performing some poems and being your congenial host for the evening.

9th February – Falmouth – Valentines Cabaret Dinner

Valentines Dinner Cabaret posterFollowing the success of the first Caravanserai and Courtyard Deli Art’s Cafe collaboration, we are pleased to invite you to another evening of entertainment and fine feasting. This time our festive excuse will be that of St. Valentine, bringing you the delicate delights of Asian-inspired cuisine and alternative takes on the theme of love.
Following great public demand, we will have the heartfelt and inspiring words of Danielle Allen joining us this time. Mac Dunlop will host the evening, introducing Rob Barratt, Seamus Carey, and myself, and together we will be looking at the funny, the touching, and the cynical sides of lurrrrve.

At only £20 a head, it’s kind of like a fancy meal out with the entertainment thrown in for free, which is a pretty good bargin really. So come treat your lovers, friends, family, or just your wonderful self!

Tickets are available IN ADVANCE ONLY by dropping in to The Courtyard Deli, or by phoning 01326 319526.

For more info, including full menu, click here, or visit the Facebook Event here.

And here’s Danielle performing live at one of the fantastic Neutral Norway events…

15th December – Falmouth – Finn McCouls

This is going to be the first in a series of ‘gigs with musicians’ at which I will be performing poetry to unsuspecting pub audiences. When I say unsuspecting, we are of course advertising the events, but still I can guarantee that there will be people who are very surprised to have somebody talking at them instead of playing them sweet soulful music. I only hope they like it… and if they don’t, that they either keep their disappointment to themselves or express it with nice soft things like rotten tomatoes,  rather than hard things, like root vegetables!

We’ve given our new collective a name that manages to evoke some kind of generic inbreeding having occurred between the cult of Twee and Death Metal. We are, of course, neither very twee nor very metal but are employing the name in an ironic way, yikr! Also, it was written in magnetic words on my fridge and we thought it sounded epic.*

Nick Jarvis with Massive Dragon Solace at Finn McCouls Falmouth, Poster

So, come to Finn McCouls on Thursday and witness the first evening hosted by Massive Dragon Solace, featuring: Elliott Sutcliffe – playing his newer material which brings out a much softer and  more wistful side in his songwriting; Will Rothwell – with his beautiful finger-picking guitar style; and myself, performing amongst other things, a new poem called The 12 (Urban Dictionary) Days of Christmas, in which I find 12 different ways of mentioning teabagging.

Incidentally,  I’m going to post this poem onto my facebook page a verse at a time over the 12 days of crimbo, so head over there now to ‘like‘ it if you want to receive these updates.

*can you tell I’ve been reading the urban dictionary of late?!