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Past Joy of Six performances

St Anne's College, Oxford

Event at St Anne's College, Oxford, as part of the Oxford University Poetry Festival, 9th Feb 2002.

The Poetry Café, London

Poetry and Jazz event at the Poetry Café, Betterton St, organised by the Poetry School, 27th Apr 2002.

Borders Bookshop, Cambridge

Featured poets at open mic event, Borders Bookshop, 6th Jun 2002.

Bull Hotel, Peterborough

Peterborough Writers, 2nd Oct 2002.

New York City Tour

Live at Ozzie's, Brooklyn, 22nd Oct 2002

The Flying Pig, Mt Kisco, 23rd Oct 2002

Exoterica, The Bronx, 24th Oct 2002

Cornelia St Café, Manhattan, 25th Oct 2002

Ear Inn, Manhattan, 26th Oct 2002

J6 in New York
J6 in New York (photo by Heather Howard)

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Sawston Village College

Benefit gig in aid of Sawston Arts Centre, 5th Apr 2003.


BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Big Read-a-thon at Borders Bookstore, Cambridge, 28th May 2003.

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Event organised as part of ‘The Oxbridge Experience’ for 150 US high schoolers, Oxbridge Academic Programs, 10th July 2003.

Private 50th Birthday Celebration, Cambridge

A short set at a grand 50th Birthday party, 29th Nov 2003, Gonville Hotel, Cambridge.

Babylon Gallery, Ely

19th March 2003 event.

Cley Festival, Wiverton

Gig at Wiverton Parish Hall as part of the Cley Little Festival of Poetry, 21st May 2004.

Wales Tour, 2004

Old New Inn, Llanfyllin, 2nd Jun 2004

Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, 3rd Jun 2004

Blackwood Miners Institute, Glamorgan, 4th Jun 2004

J6 in Wales
The Joy of Six in Wales

Swaffham Arts

Gig in Lydney House Hotel, Swaffham Arts, 11th June 2004.

The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh

Gig as part of the 57th Aldeburgh Festival, 12th June 2004.

J6 at Aldeburgh
J6 at Aldeburgh.

Jesus College, Cambridge

Event organised as part of ‘The Oxbridge Experience’ for US high schoolers, Oxbridge Academic Programs, 11th July 2004. Similar to last year.

Kettering Library

For Poetry Northants, 15th Sept 2004.

Café Writers, Norwich

11th Oct 2004.

The Poetry Café, London

Poetry and Jazz event at the Poetry Café, Betterton St, 23rd Oct 2004.

Playhouse, Norwich

Arts Council showcase - with Luke Wright and other Arts-council-funded perfomers, 11th Nov 2004.

Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds

Event coinciding with exhibition on the theme of 'self', including Martin Figura's photos, 28th Jan 2005.

Huntingdon Library

Wordfest prequel, taking Wordfest acts out of Cambridge, 19th Apr 2005.

Cley, Norfolk

Event organised by Helen Birtwell, 8th October 2005.

Cambridge Wordfest

Gig at The Grad Pad, University Centre, as part of Cambridge Wordfest, 23rd Apr 2006. Local duet band opened, then the poet Adrian Mitchell's set, then Joy of Six with a storming performance.

Riverlines Poetry, York

Event at the Arts Cinema, York, 18th May 2006.

'Ways with Words' Festival, Dartington

Gig at the Dartington 'Ways with Words' Literary Festival, 16th July 2006.

The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Gig at the 'White Lion' - standiing room only - one of J6's best and most appreciative crowds, 5th Nov 2006.

Andrea and André at Aldeburgh 2006
Andrea and André at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2006 (photo by Peter Everard Smith)

J6 at Aldeburgh 2006
The Joy of Six at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2006 (photo by Peter Everard Smith)

The Poetry Café, London

'Fourth Friday' event, 23rd Mar 2007.

The Pulse Arts Festival, Ipswich

Poetry and Jazz event at the St Nicholas Centre, Ipswich. Jazz ensemble Congo Jetty, poetry Joy of Six.

The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

20th July 2007 event.

The Peterloo Festival

Event at Calstock Chapel, 8th September 2007, Cornwall (on border with Devon), organised by the late Harry Chambers of Peterloo Poets.

The King's Lynn Poetry Festival, 2007

J6 performed on the opening night of the 23rd King's Lynn Poetry Festival, 28th Sept 2007.

Norfolk 'Village Stage'

Event at Great Hockham Village Hall, 6th Oct 2007.

Cambridge Wordfest

Gig at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge. A packed theatre and audience really responsive, 26th Mar 2008.

'Pimms and Poems', Salthouse

Event at Salthouse Village Hall, 16th Jul 2008.

The Leys School, Cambridge

Event at The Leys School, Cambridge, 18th Oct 2008.

Oundle Literary Festival

Event at Oundle Church, 21st Mar 2009.

Swaffham Arts

Gig in Regency Room, Swaffham, 31st May 2009.

Cromer Library

J6 plus two of the new 'Faber Young Poets' (names - please let us know), 30th Oct 2010.

The Greyhound, Wivenhoe

'Poetry Wivenhoe' event, 26th May 2011.

Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2011

J6 given the honour of being the final act at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, Burbage Hall, Ledbury, 10th July 2011.

Private Wedding, Somerset

A short set at a wedding celebration, 23th June 2012, Stanton Prior, Somerset.