Arts Derbyshire


Meet Mark Gywnne Jones – The Magician Poet

We are throwing a party and you are all invited! This is the second in a series of meet the artist pieces over the coming days and weeks in the lead up to our event on 25 April at Masson Mills.

We’re super excited to welcome and introduce the Mark Gwynne-Jones to Masson Mills on the 25th April for our first ever fundraiser event!

Say a big welcome to Mark Gywnne Jones, a master of his craft and the man who works words in ways most cannot comprehend.

‘Well known for mind-altering poetry with an almost music hall edge, Mark Gwynne Jones mixes humour and poignancy with great skill’
(Ian Daley, Route).

We’re absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Mark Gwynne Jones, Winner of 4 festival fringe awards for Best Spoken Word, to our fundraiser showcase at Masson Mills in April! Mark has published 5 collections of poetry and appeared in numerous anthologies. Reviewing his collection PsychicBread, Vicki Holman declared it ‘contagious, gritty, and sometimes startlingly sensitive’.

When resident poet for London’s parks Mark explored what is meant by ‘common ground’ in 21st century Britain; and in 2015 he toured Southern India and later the UK with Indian poet and playwright, Mamta Sagar. Currently Mark is commissioned to create a soundscape of his native Peak District, recording the voices, stories, weather and wildlife of this landscape of contrasts.

📅 Join us on 25th April, at Masson Mills for an evening of Derbyshire creativity! Get your tickets here !

‘Inspired… one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land…drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem’
The Guardian


‘I always stipulate that whoever’s on with me hasn’t got to be any good. This one got past me. I don’t know how but heads will roll!’
John Cooper Clarke

‘The brilliant Mark Gwynne Jones. Passionate…captivating and slightly mad, mind-altering poetry’
Edinburgh Three Weeks

Along with his performance, the raindogs, a Derby-based band, and Mairead Rutter O’Connor, a dance artist and choreographer, will be performing at Masson Mills too, so check them out by clicking on their names.

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