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What does Shedman do?

He creates amazing interactive experiences, enthralling workshops and lively events that explore the place of the shed in everyone's hearts...

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Who is Shedman?

Shedman is John Davies, the writer and poet based in Brighton, England.

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What do you do in your shed?

Life in sheds? Go to Shedlife and find out more.

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Shedman's new book

Our Storeys is a major art project at North Middlesex University Hospital, London. Lead artist Sue Ridge and poet John Davies (aka Shedman) tell the story of the project and their work in arts and healthcare using a salutogenic approach. Critical appreciations of the project are accompanied by the poetry contributed to it by many different poets including three Laureates: Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion and Michael Rosen.

Our Storeys - Art and poetry in healthcare

164 pages with full colour illustrations £12.99 plus P&P
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Is Shedman the nutter in the shrubbery?

The Nutter in the Shrubbery
Shedman's poetry collection
£6.00 plus P&P
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Shedman's return to Limerick for Cuisle '14

Shedman has long enjoyed a connection with the wonderful city of Limerick. He entertained people here first in 2005 when the Council moved a poetry palace (shed) around the city with Shedman in attendance. (Watch the movie here.)

Since then he's returned almost every year to run workshops supported by Poetry Ireland. He's delighted to have been invited back for Cuisle this year from 15-19 October and looks forward to meeting old friends and new. Find out all about Cuisle 2014.

Commission Shedman
Commission Shedman
to write for your partner, or your shed. A sonnet, a love poem or an elegy. A short story or a piece of reportage. Email Shedman with your brief...

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Shedman at Ledbury Poetry Festival

What people say about Shedman


'What Wordsworth did for daffodils, John Davies does for sheds.' Mark Lawson, Front Row, BBC Radio 4

'The LEA advisor asked me what I thought of Shedman. I explained to him that I knew you and suggested he ask the question of the next English teacher to come into the Office. Moments later, in came Sarah and when asked what she thought of Shedman, she said "Fantastic! Brilliant. One of the best writers we've ever had." Bob Walton. Bristol.

'Shedman was the outstanding hit of the Festival!' Lucy Flannery, Havant Literary Festival

'A poet who goes round the country putting up sheds where people come and talk to him... Shedman celebrates that very English phenomenon, the shed, and puts it in a global context. An endearing and eccentric look at the literary life.' John O'Donoghue Guardian Books Comment

'Just wanted to say thank you for our brilliant workshop last month....I will definitely be recommending you.' Norah Carr, Brighton & Hove Library