“The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world”
Carol Ann Duffy
“Little Machine’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old favourites and new ones all over again. They sing, strum, beat, get you tapping your feet, make you laugh and break your heart, every word sung clear as a bell. I swear the Bard himself has joined this band.”
We are hitting the road again this year with a whole bunch of shows, a special appearance at the Ledbury Festival with Carol Ann Duffy and a new show in collaboration with Roger McGough. We’re playing in Nottingham, Bodmin, Stratford-upon-Avon, Hay-on-Wye, London, Leeds, Enfield, Ashbourne, Norwich, Thame, Southport, Dorchester and Canterbury.
Emily Nutbean, of New Writing South‘s Young Writers programme has written a review of our Christmas album.
Dark Rose For Christmas review
The poem portrays beauty; happiness at meeting someone you care about and the sad yet uplifting end of a year and LiTTLe MaCHiNe manage to depict the hopefulness and joy felt by the reader of the poem in an upbeat but not too over the top way, especially in the last stanza where Carol Ann Duffy mentions ‘the train rushes, ecstatic, to where you are, my bright star.’ Read more
We’re at West Bridgford Library on Thursday March 31st.
Bridgford Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT.
For tickets call 0115 981 6506 or email email@example.com. For more information please visit Notts County Council’s website.
Friday April 29th we’re playing the Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival,
Stratford Arts House, Bear Pit Theatre; 11 Rother St CV37 6LU
Tickets cost £10 and you can book online here. You can download the Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival programme here.
We’re returning to Cornwall for the 5th Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival. We’re playing on Saturday night May 28 at the Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross Liskeard. Check the festival site for details and booking. You can download the festival programme here.
It’s our first time at the Hay festival and we’re doing two shows with Roger. One show for adults & older children (12+) on Thursday evening (June 2) and another, ‘Poetry Pie’, for 7-12 year olds & their families on Friday morning (June 3).
For six-year-olds and their elders and betters and worsers, a morning of poems, songs, rhymes, drawings and jokes with ‘the patron saint of poetry’ and his band, the delightful masters of poetry and song LiTTLe MACHiNe. As always, Roger’s poems are full of wit and wisdom, with word play, puns and sharp observations on all aspects of life. Come and savour a slice of this brand new poetry pie.
More info to come. Check the festival website for details.