Newark Book Festival at Cat Asylum Brewery

Join us in the gorgeous barn at Cat Asylum Brewery on Saturday 17 September at 7pm for an evening of hilarious, witty, and magical poetry from incredible spoken word poet, Mark Gwynne Jones.


Well known for mind-altering poetry with an almost music hall edge, Mark Gwynne Jones mixes humour and poignancy with great skill.’ (Ian Daley, Route).

Winner of four festival fringe awards for Best Spoken Word, Mark has published five collections of poetry and appeared in numerous anthologies. Reviewing his collection PsychicBread, Vicki Holman declared it ‘contagious, gritty, and sometimes startlingly sensitive.

As resident poet for London’s parks, Mark explored what is meant by ‘common ground’ in 21st century Britain. In 2015, he toured Southern India and later the UK with Indian poet and playwright, Mamta Sagar.

Currently, Mark is commissioned to create a soundscape of his native Peak District, recording the voices, stories, weather, and wildlife of this landscape of contrasts.

Inspired… one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land…drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem.’ (The Guardian).

Mark will perform at the Cat Asylum Brewery, 12 Besthorpe Road, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7NP.

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. 45-minute performance; 20-minute interval; followed by 30-minute performance.

Tickets £5 (£3 Festival Friends) – BOOK TICKETS ONLINE