"Dayspring" ( isnb9780954811792) published 5th August 2021 David C Johnson's 7th collection published by Paralalia rrp £10

6th July 2020 Penzance Literary Festival Poetry in motion cancelled Covid1920th May 2020 7.00p.m The IsamBards Poetry reading at St. Michael's Church Flax Bourton North Somerset as part of the North Somerset Arts Heritage Week more details tbc cancelled Covid19
24th to 26th April 2020 Newlyn Film Festival David will be hosting the main screen events at the Acorn Penzance cancelled Covid19
Sunday 8th March 2020 at 1.30p.m. poetry walks with The IsamBards at Arnos Vale Cemetery and nature reserve Bristol tickets £5 book online https://arnosvale.org.uk/events/isambards-poetry-walk/

22nd December 2019 BBC Radio Bristol Clueless programme David performed specially commissioned poem to say thank you to two of the programme presenters , who were leaving the programme

3rd November 2019 Piranha Poetry at Cross Hands Fishponds Bristol Dvaid C Johnson and Spikey Tim the featured poets

31st Aug/1st September 2019 Bristol Botanic Garden Bee and Pollination Weekend The IsamBards 4 poetry walks, two per day

11th July 2019 What a Performance at St. Jame's Wine Vaults, Bath featuring Kevin Brown, blues master singer and guitarist and David C Johnson poet.

19th May 2019 The IsamBards at Bristol University Botanic Garden Poetry Walk

Friday 9th November 2018 Great Falls Word Festival Massachusetts
David C Johnson will take part in two poetry shows at 6.45pm and 9pm more details to be confirmed.

Thursday 14th March 2019 Great Northern Slam Northern Stage Newcastle upon Tyne
David C Johnson will be the featured poet at the slam. More details to be confirmed.

29th June 2018 FridayWhat A Performance at St James Wine Vaults, Bath 8.00p.m.
Kevin Brown wonderful blues guitarist/singer , David C Johnson poet plus open mic. Entrance free (collection on door)

17th July 2018 Tuesday Berkeley Poetry Revue
Berkeley Hotel Berkeley Square Clifton Bristol 8.30p.m. Poetry and live music featuring David C Johnson and others tbc. Entrance fee £2

5th to 8th April 2018 Austin International Poetry Festival, Texas David C Johnson will be a featured poet. He will perform his original poems at several events over the 4 days of the festival.( see Austin International Poetry Festival website for the programme)

6th May 2018 " Still Doing It" At Maker with Rame Institute, The Cleave, Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NP 6.00p.m
Mike Scott and David C Johnson perform their original show Still Doing it. A show full of wit, songs, poetry and banter
How did talented singer/songwriter Mike Scott, ex-pupil of Penpole Point Secondary Modern and David C Johnson, witty, prize-winning performance poet, ex-cadet of the Nautical College Pangbourne find themselves writing this show and sharing a stage? Their entertaining and original “Still doing it” attempts to answer this question, as they talk, sing and poetise on School, Sport, Travel, Art and the consequences of getting old. They maybe of a certain age but they are definitely “ Still Doing it”
Mike Scott is a popular stalwart of the West Country folk scene, who has performed his own songs at many music festivals, including Priddy, Chippenham and Trowbridge Village Pump.
David C Johnson is a slam-winning performance poet and Radio 4 playwright, who has featured at Festivals from Cheltenham to Sheffield and from Newcastle to New Orleans.

Booking Details and ticket prices to be confirmed

30th January 2018Just up loaded three more of Diana Taylors poetry films featuring my poems: Coffee; Waiting for the train; and Machines that beep.
I have been working hard on poems for Austin Texas in April.
<9th September 2017 >Very pleased and excited to be invited to be featured poet at the Austin(Texas) International Poetry Festival in April 2018. It will be great to return to this feast of poetry.
Rehearsals are going well for the next performance of "Still Doing It" with Mike Scott on 16th October as part of Bristol Poetry Festival 2017.
24th January 2012

Performed at Words and Ears in
Bradford on Avon last night. A fun evening of poetry and song. A great crowd for the new venue in the Cellar Bar of the Swan Hotel. A chance for me to unveil some advance copies of my new poetry collection " Fallen Apples" published by Paralalia at £8.99.

23rd December 2011
New live performance clips of me at Halo Bristol this November..These are currently on YouTube. see Bombaydave .

Happy Christmas
12th December 2011

Film of my last performance at Halo Bristol is being edited to go on Youtube and the website. Loooks pretty good thanks to Ralph Colmar, who overcame difficult lighting conditions. There will also be an mp3 of the performance uploaded soon.

9th December 2011

"Fallen Apples" -New collection

Manuscript of my new collection " Fallen Apples" to be published by Paralalia is now at printers to be typeset. Should be checking final proofs soon.
29th November 2011

Recording at Bunker Studio

Had a good session at the Bunker this morning recording my poem "Clifton to Easton" for the soundtrack of short film based on the poem. Also had time to record one or two more that will be in new collection " Fallen Apples".
22nd November 2011

Last night at Acoustic Night at Halo Bristol

I had a great time at Acoustic Night yesterday, as the featured poet and also enjoying the other musicians and poets. Ralph Colmar filmed my set and I hope to have some clips up on the site soon.

10th November 2011New Collection

At last getting down to the finishing touches of my next poetry collection to be published by Paralalia in the spring. Likely title Fallen Apples

 Dayspring collection 2021   Dayspring book cover