The Nose That Nobody Picked 2018 spring tour!

I’m a happy to announce dates for our spring tour. Little Big Nose’s rider just gets bigger. Now he wants four cabbages!

17th February  – Arts Centre Washington                                                                         – 0191 5613455

31st March – The Y, Leicester                                                           – 0116 2557066            

3rd April – The Brewhouse, Taunton                                                   – 01823 283244

5th April – Otley Courthouse                                                         – 01943 467466

8th April – Cambridge Junction                                                                 – 01223 511511

11th April – Cornerstone, Didcot                                                                                             – 01235 515144                                                                                       

15th April – Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham                                                     – 0121 4463232

20th May – Trestle Arts Base, St  Albans                                                                                – 01727 850950                                                     

 27th May – The Civic, Barnsley                                                                  – 01226 327000









The Nose That Nobody Picked shortlisted for Hull’s Children’s Book of the Year Award (winner announced in June)

I am proud to announce that ‘The Nose…’ is shortlisted for this years  KS2 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2017!

Hull is this years City of Culture which only makes the whole thing more exciting!

Here are the others on the list:

N S Blackman – Freedom for Bron
Phil Earle – The War Next Door
Jo Franklin – Help! I’m an alien
John Hickman – Freaks United

If you want to get your hands on the Nose just head to:

The winner will be announced in June. Not sure I can wait that long! Eeeeek!

The Nose That Nobody Picked autumn tour 2016

Well, Little Big Nose , Dr Skinner and Christopher had a great time last autumn.  Little Big Nose’s rider included fresh cabbage, a good book and pond water to slurp on. What a demander little hooter! Here’s where we went:

23rd October – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester. 11am and 1.30pm.

26th October – Cast, Doncaster. 1.30pm and 3.30pm. 

28th October – mac birmingham. 2pm.                   

5th November – Key Theatre, Vivacity Peterborough. 3pm.             

6th November – Arena, Wolverhampton. 2pm.

Now let’s go back to the beginning. It all started with a book I wrote when I was younger and screams in the garden…

The Nose That Nobody Picked Score Kickstarter has reached its goal!

First things first – head over to my nose music page and you can listen to the songs – which are, after all – a part of the score!

Just to let you all know that we have reached our kickstarter goal and are looking forward to getting on with it! There’s going to be lots more going into the recorded score! Sound effects, cello’s … MORE SNOT!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported us, whether that was just by sharing a post or getting a treat – we love you all!

If you do want to get your treat remember to send your address and bear in mind that the soundtrack won’t be finished to the end of September.

Let me just bug you with the tour dates again!

23rd October/Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicster. (11am+1.30pm) 0116 252 2455

26th October/Cast, Docaster. (1.30pm+3.30pm)            01302 303 959

28th October/mac birmingham. (2pm) 0121 446 3232

5th November/Key Theatre, Peterborough. (3pm)          01733 207239

6th November/Arena, Wolverhampton. (2pm)                      01902 321321

So there we have it. It is a beautiful day and rarther than looking for Pokemon – why don’t you just look at a tree or a bird or a flower?

There is a wise old slug saying – ‘Life is beautiful … try not to miss it.’

8th Reading of ‘The Nose That Nobody Picked’

This one has Christopher’s mum in it so I thought it might be fun to have my mum in it too!

I will be reading later today (Tuesday 31st May 2016) at 4.30 at the Belgrave Library, Leicester.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) I am at Attenborough Arts Centre all day.

I shall be at The BRITE Centre  at 2pm on Thursday.

And I will be finishing my little tour of libraries on Friday at St Barnabas library at 2pm.

Do come along! I have props and I will sing songs and everything!