Wednesday 2nd August | Outlaws Yacht Club | Leeds : Chinwag is an easy-going chat about life and whatever else comes up. Guests share life stories, experiences, ideas, thoughts and themselves. Hosted by psychotherapist Chris Madden, I’ll be the guest at Chinwag in August – lean in and listen to a conversation about creativity, life and anything else that springs to mind. Tickets available now.

Saturday 16th September | Good Life Experience | Hawarden : I’ll be appearing at Cerys Matthews’ Good Life Experience on Caught by the River’s stage. Other guests include Frank Cottrell Boyce, David Keenan, Michael Chapman and Amber Arcades. Weekend earlybird tickets are onsale now.

Sunday 26th October | Square Chapel | Halifax : Screening of The Arbor (dir. Clio Barnard), and BBC’s 1980 Arena documentary on Andrea Dunbar. Plus Q&A with Natalie Gavin, Adelle Stripe and Manjinder Virk to discuss Dunbar’s life and work. Visit Square Chapel for tickets.

Friday 3rd November | Portico Library | Manchester : Reading, appearance & special guests. Line-up tbc shortly.