2 great Open Space events this weekend 27/28 September 2014

Talkin’ Bob Dylan
by John Lindley

An exploration into the lyrical, musical and performing genius of Bob Dylan.
A discussion with recordings.

Interviewer: “Do you think of yourself primarily as a singer or a poet?”

Bob Dylan: “I think of myself more as a song and dance man.”

Ever defensive or uncomfortable whenever the word ‘genius’ is applied to his songwriting, Dylan has chosen to deflect praise with a series of tall tales, jokes and dismissals.

“Not a whole lot of real thought goes into this stuff.”

Without underestimating the considerable and essential role that instinct and spontaneity play in Dylan’s creativity, John Lindley offers up the evidence that give the lie to his above statement, highlighting the craftsmanship, dedication and endeavour of this brilliant wordsmith and performer, regarded by many, including his peers, as the greatest songwriter of the last 50 years.

The Beartown Tap (upstairs)

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Sunday 28th September 2014
Places limited. Tickets £5 from Congleton’s Lion and Swan, A & A music,
John Lindley ( j.lindley1@sky.com ) and on the door.

Poetry & Music Marathon
De Lacey’s Café
Congleton Town Hall

10:00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 27th September 2014

Charity marathon in aid of


with MCs John Lindley and Shaun Worth.

Part of the Congleton Arts Festival Open Space

Drop in and read a poem, sing a song
or sit back and listen.

Free to watch. 50 pence to perform or make a request.


About John Lindley

Poet and Creative Writing Tutor
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