Poetry on Tap


Tuesday December 18th.
FREE ENTRY – drop in anytime from 8PM onwards.

Four Wordsmen bring their innovative show Poetry on Tap to a pub!
   During the evening there will be three sets offering different flavours and strengths of poetry, prose and stories to sample.

   Great beer and other fine beverages will, of course, be available from the bar too! The Rose and Crown is an Oxfordshire institution and seemed the perfect fit for the show.

   The quartet's book, Words Go Out To Play – a perfect Christmas gift  – will be available on the night and Adrian Lancini's artwork from the book will also be on display.


Adrian Lancini – Artworks Exhibition


Wednesday September 26th
to Thursday October 18th.

Artwork from the book Words Go Out To Play is now on display at Charlbury Deli & Cafe – the perfect accompaniment to your frothuccino!

   Each piece is framed and available to purchase for £40 on a see it/like it/pay for it/take it away there and then basis. The book will also be on sale in the cafe for the duration of the exhibition. For opening hours please visit the cafe's website.

Words On The Wild Side


Sunday 2nd September 2018
Performances at 1.30pm and 3.45pm

Three out of Four Wordsmen (Ed Fenton, Adrian Lancini and John Lanyon) will be performing a thirty minute show of their poetry inspired by the Wychwood Forest and surrounding areas.

   This was originally commissioned for a show to celebrate the Wychwood exhibition at Charlbury Museum (still currently running) and features new material alongside pieces from their latest book Words Go Out To Play, which will also be available at the event.

   Performances start at 1.30pm and 3.45pm - just look out for the Bell Tent!

   The Fair opens at 11am and costs £7 for adults and free for under 16s. More details of this fabulous event can be found here.

Words Go Out To Play – The Show!


Friday March 23rd
Saturday March 24th

Four Wordsmen are delighted to announce an innovative new show inspired by their new book Words Go Out To Play.

   It will run for two nights at The Shed and tickets are available now, costing £10 each, from Cotswold Frames in Charlbury. ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD BUT THERE MAY BE SOME LIMITED AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR.

   Four Wordsmen promise a heady cocktail of spoken word, theatre, comedy and music featuring three very special guests – Kathy Clugston, Shannon Harris and Alan Fraser.

   Please note that The Shed is a bring your own drinks venue and doors will open at 8pm with the action starting at 8.30pm.


Kathy Clugston is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and World Service.  She has presented Pick of the Week and a documentary, The Neglected Sense, about anosmia (she has no sense of smell). She has also written a book and co-written a stage musical. She has appeared several times before in Charlbury as a guest of the Four Wordsmen and the Speakeasy at The Shed, and is delighted to be back for more adventures in poetry.

Alan Fraser grew up in the town that put codebreakers in huts and gave Hendrix his amplifier (it begins with a B).  Has for 30 stubborn years believed that you can live the jazz life on the edge of the Cotswolds (not always successfully!). Has recently fallen in love with a 1935 Buescher saxophone (but still toots the trumpet).

Shannon Harris is a beginner trumpet player and sometime pianist and a great lover of obscure words, podcasts and lemon trees. He sailed the Atlantic in his misspent youth and several years later fulfilled a long standing ambition to get an inappropriate part of his anatomy to appear in Hello! Magazine.