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Alternative Valentine's Day now confirmed for Saturday March 4th

Saturday, 4 February 2017

It's on, it's off, it's on again... is it one of Donald Trump's executive orders? NO! It's the "Midland Alternative Valentine's Day Benefit Gig in partnership with (which is to say, completely organised by) Hackney School of Folk" (to give it its full title).

And it is now absolutely definitely 100% confirmed to take place on Saturday March 4th at the lovely Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington Church Street, norf London.

Tickets will be available on the door and will probably be a fiver, there’ll be quality live music from various quality performers, there’ll be a reading from me, there’ll be a fundraising auction, and best of all there’ll be atmosphere, laughs and love a-plenty. All proceeds will of course go straight into the Midland publishing kitty and help carry it closer to that magical 100%.

As threatened previously (but it'll really happen this time) I’ll post more info here as the Doomsday hour draws near, and I'll also shove up an event thing on Facebook so some kind of automated bot can pester you about it on my behalf and make sure you have absolutely no excuse for missing it.

Do come. Really. Especially since not a single one of you took up my I thought rather generous Christmas offer of buying a second copy of Midland (two for the price of two!) to give to the loved one in your life. Don't miss out again #FOMO! The book upgrade is still available, but the Benefit Gig will be the kind a once-in-a-lifetime never-to-be-repeated event that you'll tell your grandchildren about, when you sit them down to warn them about the dangers of making friends with writers.

See you in March!


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