Current & Upcoming

Spring 2018

Lots of dates to share, to be updated as the calendar is confirmed!

I took some time away from building in the summer and autumn of 2017 to write a book about my journey into dry-stone walling and all the places that has taken me since I began learning the craft in 2009. Between Stone and Sky: Memoirs of a Waller will be published May 2018 by Constable, UK. US publication information to follow as it becomes available.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - official London launch, The Approach Tavern, Bethnal Green, 6:30-9:00pm. Free!

47 Approach Rd
London E2 9LY

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - official Welsh launch at Farmers's Welsh Lavender, 11am.

I'll be in conversation with my friend, the writer, teacher, and sailor Emma Beynon. Free! But please RSVP so we can plan for seating and drinks: or +44 (0)1982 552467

Cefnperfedd Uchaf
Builth Wells, Powys
Wales LD2 3HU

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Booka Bookshop in Oswestry, 7:30pm.

Tickets £6 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of Between Stone and Sky). Includes a glass of wine / soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).

26-28 Church Street
SY11 2SP
01691 662244

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Book-ish in Crickhowell, in conversation with Lynne Allbutt, 7:30pm.

Tickets £8 (includes glass of wine, with £5 redeemable against the purchase of the book).

Crickhowell Parish Hall
Silver Lane, Crickhowell

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Hay Festival, in conversation with Francine Stock, Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage, 1pm. 

Tickets £7, available from the Hay Festival Box Office.


More to come as the publicist lets me know!

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC

In June I will be building a small dry-stone wall as part of the fence line for the Basque: Innovation by Culture program as part of the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It will be on display from approximately June 25-July 15. Look for the wall on the north side of the mall, not far from the main entrance to the National Gallery of Art. I'm excited about this project since this brings me full-circle, right back to the place where I first learned what dry-stone walling is.


Spring Retaining Wall Workshops @ SEEDS, Durham, NC

March 14 & 15, and March 21 & 22 from 10 am – 3pm each day I'll be teaching dry-stone retaining wall workshops at SEEDS in Durham, NC. I'd love to see you there. Please click here for more information.