In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on the late great John Peel’s Radio 1 show, receiving a box of records as his prize. This obscure collection to John eight years to listen to and in doing so has turned into a critically acclaimed one man show called ‘John Peel’s Shed’. A love letter to music and radio the show was a hit on BBC Radio 4 and lead the Independent to liken Osborne to Daniel Kitson. No higher praise for a storyteller this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fans and indeed those who like an obscure daft band name.

Tue 19 Mar, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776. £10, 7.30pm,

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Tue 19 Mar
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 1 Mar 2019