Venue: The Poetry Stage.

Jonny Fluffypunk is an economic refugee from the London hinterland. He ‘does’ spoken words that fuse bittersweet autobiography, disillusionment and surreal whimsy in an act which has established him as a firm favourite at gigs, festivals, arts centres and housing benefit offices up and down the country. He has two books of writings ‘The Sustainable Nihilists’ Handbook’ and the spanking new ‘Poundland Rimbaud’ are both published by Burning Eye Books. Jonny’s solo no-fi stand-up spoken word show ‘Man Up, Jonny Fluffypunk – One Man’s Struggle with Late-Onset Responsibility’ spent 2015/16 touring around theatres, garden sheds, summer houses, empty shops and Britain’s other ad-hoc performance spaces in a blatant championing of homespun DIY culture. A new show, ‘How I Came To Be Where I Never Was,’ all about being the first punk in the village and other tiny epiphanies, is currently in development.

As well as all his own showing off, he also helps others show off, too; bringing obscure art to the masses as host of Stroud’s Mr Fluffypunk’s Penny Gaff and co-host of The Hip Yak Poetry Shack, the South West’s premier lo-fi pop-up poetry gig. Jonny also runs workshops anywhere and everywhere with anyone who’ll listen.