– 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
3.00pm (45 minutes plus Q&A)