The "Argy-Bargy Poets" (Catherine Scott, Clint Wastling & John Fewings) are so named because their first gig together was on the Syntan barge moored in Beverley Beck.  When a member of the audience asked whether they had thought of "going somewhere else" they took that to mean that they should spread their collective wings - and now perform in venues across the East Riding (and beyond!)

Catherine Scott has been described as "Hull's answer to Pam Ayres" - but is a much edgier poet.  She writes down-to-earth, no-nonsense, non-flowery poetry that everyone can understand.   

Clint Wastling is a published author with a novel and more than 100 short stories to his name. Oft derided within the group for his love of geology, his reflective poetry covers a wide range of topics.  (It's not all about ammonites!)   

John Fewings has been described as "a literary scamp" whose poems "glow with energy like a Beryl Cook painting".  His poems will often lull you into a false sense of security then surprise you with a sting in their tails.    

Syntan barge, Beverley Beck.

Swanland Village Hall.

"Geology of Desire" book launch at Creation Fine Arts Gallery, Beverley.

Leven Village Hall.

Union Mash-Up, Hull

Ship Inn, Sewerby (Bridlington Poetry Festival Fringe)

Royal Hotel, Bridlington (Bridlington Poetry Festival Fringe)

East Riding Theatre, Beverley (Yorkshire Day 2015 & 2016)

"Hedfest" - Hedon Festival (2015 & 2016)

Burniston Village Hall (in aid of Prostate Cancer research)

St Mary's Church, Beverley (in aid of Restoration Fund)

Anlaby Park Community Library

Walkington Village Hall (in aid of Children in Need)

Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham (in aid of Elly Mai Fund)

Beverley Folk Festival (2016 & 2017)

Beverley & District Arthritis Care

Poems, Prose and Pints, Tap & Spile, Harrogate

HERIB Glaucoma Support Group

Speakers' Corner, Golden Ball community pub, York


Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe

National Poetry Day at Kardomah 94, Hull

Magnolia House (residential care home), Cottingham

The Old Mill, Barton

York Literature Festival Fringe

Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham (in aid of Prostate Cancer Research)




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