John Dowie

– The Freewheeling John Dowie

Inspired by Spike Milligan, John Dowie embarked on his comedy career in a time when such a thing was virtually unheard of, and then, just as alternative comedy began to be recognised by popular culture, he quit. And so began his next obsession – riding his bike.

Hilarious, moving and poetic, his book of cycling and comedy tales is described by Stewart Lee as “The strangest, and funniest, travel memoir I have ever read”.

Wednesday 8 August
Marwick Spiegeltent
3.00pm (45 minutes plus Q&A)


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