Archive | August, 2018

J.B.Priestley Pie & Proud of Bradford ticket details. Please buy, and share.

25 Aug

Tickets selling fast Available now: £6 in advance from Bread + Roses Cafe or from the link below. 

eventbrite page to buy tickets for Pie & Priestley Show

Priestely Fest 18 B&Rii poster


Celebrating a great Bradford born writer’s birthday and a meat & potato pie that defied Hitler

J.B.Priestley Pie & Proud of Bradford


Priestley and Pie show

Glyn Watkins’ bit of a double birthday show 

Priestley and Pie show

Glyn Watkins’ bit of a double birthday show 

Bread & Roses Cafe  

14 North Parade BD1 3HT 

Thurs. 13th Sept. 19.30.

£6 advanced or £7 on door (if available) 

Priestley readings, pictures & pie.

Warning: this show will contain almost no poetry. It may be filmed. Tickets from venue or eventbrite page to buy tickets for Pie & Priestley Show

Salamander’s Priestley’s Old Ale will be available at selected bars. 






Pie & Priestley @ Bread & Roses. 13th Sept. 19.30.

22 Aug

The 2018 Pie & Priestley show will be on 19.30. 13th September. The Bread & Roses Cafe, North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3HT. A link to ticket sales will follow soon.

PIE, PRIESTLEY & PROUD OF BRADFORD show back on! Venue change. Details to follow. 13/9/18.

18 Aug

Glyn Watkins’ Hat Throwing Coverage 1. Made in Leeds.

3 Aug

Made In Leeds – Glyn Watkins’ Hat YThrowing.

Hat Throwing Triumph, and results.

1 Aug

Brilliant day. Great venue with grand staff, and I could not have asked for a better hat full of contestants. I take my hat off to all of you.

Matt is the Yorkshire Hat Throwing Champion with 90 points (6 straight throws). He came with his own hat, and gave me a hat like it. Thanks mate.

Coullin threw another 90 straight after, but he works at Leeds Industrial Museum Museum, and Sarah of the Museum disqualified him at the final count. I am sure he’ll hardly breathe a word about how unfair that is.

Michelle and Mary were joint highest lady Hat Throwers, and both scored with their first throw. A rare event.

Champion under 16’s was Ed with 30, then Stanley with 20.

Furthest travelled was Allen from Melbourne; who’d grown up very near the Museum, is on a visit, and visited the Museum for the first time because he’d seen my Hat Throwing advertised (as did several others). Frank from Westphalia was second furthest, but just happened to call in with his misses.

Jack was most obsessive Hat Thrower (just beating Allen) who had a great technique but just couldn’t rack his hat from the x2 circle; despite scoring 3 in a row from the first circle many times. Sorry that I didn’t put his score on the board.

There would have been more people if it had rained this morning, but with a Radio Leeds interview, and Twitter video this morning. A full set of photos from the grand Tony of Yorkshire Evening Post. A live Facebook film from Andrew of the same paper. A TV interview by Made in Leeds, and being filmed by BBC Look North, best coverage I have ever had.

Matt goes into Hat Throwing lead at 90pts! Culling equals the score soon after.

1 Aug