Howard Marks is bringing his show, Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe, to south London on May 29 as a fund-raiser for the Crystal Palace Overground Festival.
Marks, the former drugs smuggler who became notorious as “Mr Nice” through a series of trials, will be performer at Kingswood House, Kingswood Estate, Dulwich, with profits going towards the staging of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival which is being staged next month.
With trademark humour, Marks will look back at four extraordinary and action-packed phases of his life. Covering his time as an academic and his nascent interest in marijuana, through his years as the world’s most notorious drugs trafficker and his incarceration in Terre Haute, one of the United States’ toughest prisons, he brings the story up to date with his current career as a best-selling author.
Noreen Meehan, the chair of the Overground Festival organisers, said, “We are very excited to extend a very warm Crystal Palace welcome to Howard in this very special fundraising show. Howard is truly a phenomenon of our times, a man who has surfed and survived many trials and tribulations, using his trademark humour. We hope that our faithful festival revellers will come and enjoy his many tales followed by DJs and a bar afterwards.”
Tickets are available from Ticketline. Prices are £12.50 plus £1.50 booking fee.
The annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival, now in its eighth year, will be held at venues and outdoor spaces across Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle on June 26 to 29, featuring live bands, performing arts, stalls and many more fun attractions for all the family.
- To find out more, visit the festival website www.crystalpalacefestival.org .
Coming to Croydon
- Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce Question Time, May 7
- David Lean Cinema: Wadjda, May 8
- Coulsdon Euro election hustings, May 8
- David Lean Cinema: Blue Velvet, May 10
- Croydon Ecology Centre seeds and seedlings sale, May 11
- South Norwood local election hustings, May 12
- Thornton Heath local election hustings, May 14
- Norwood Society Talk: West Norwood – a place of change, May 15
- David Lean Cinema: The Invisible Woman, May 15
- Broad Green local election hustings, May 15
- Coulsdon West local election hustings, May 16
- Croydon RFC charity memorial day, May 17
- Coulsdon East local election hustings, May 19 (confirmed)
- St Giles’ primary school open morning, May 21
- David Lean Cinema: The Rocket, May 22
- David Lean Cinema: Dallas Buyers Club, May 29
- Croydon Tech City “summit”, June 6
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, June 15
- Norwood Society Talk: The Concrete Church, June 19
- Classic Car Show at Purley Rotary Fields, June 22
- Crystal Palace Overground Festival, June 26-29
- South Norwood Allotments open day, June 28
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, Aug 10
- Norwood Society Talk: War Memorials, Sep 18
- Norwood Society Talk: From Fire Station to Theatre, Oct 16
- Norwood Society Talk: Lambeth’s Archives, Nov 20
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