“David Gaffney is a lovely, unselfconscious performer
with a great artistic vision” The Scotsman
“Immediately engaging with his audience as he read from Sawn-off Tales, David Gaffney showed why he is an expert at delivering great live readings to back up the excellent books he writes”
Edinburgh Book Festival Blog
To book David for performances, contact him here.
Saturday 5 October - Flash In The Van - at Burnley Literature festival
Saturday 23 November Macclesfield Litt festival
Check out David's live literature and organ combo Les Malheureux.
Read a review of David's Edinburgh reading here.
Here's a video of David reading some stories
7 July The Talyrand, Levenshulme, reading from the Joy Division anthology, We Were Strangers.
27 July Faxfiction at Waterside Arts centre
11 May Altrincham Words Festival
17 May Chester University
1 June Leeds short story festival
8 June Victoria baths
19 February Manchester Metropolitan University
23 February Ropewalk, Barton-Upon-Humber
25 February University of Manchester
28 October - 2018 workshop - Wood green works, London
3 November 2018 Lancaster University
21 November 2018 , Arvon, Totleigh Barton, Exeter
6 October 2018 Old Nat West Bank, Withington Manchester 3.45 - reading from We Were Strangers
18 October 2018 Vinyl Fiction, Chorlton, Manchester
15 October 2018 - Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, Kendal Cumbria
14 Sept Waterstones 2018
21 July 2018 Bristol Flash Fiction Festival
22 February 2018 - Launch of graphic novel, The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head, Gosh comics, Soho, London
12 March 2018 Reverb at Edgehill University
Sunday 17 November 2017 - BBC Radio Four 16.30 Between the Sea and a Hard Place talking about west Cumbria
30 November - 12.30 - Fylde Rotary Club
24 June 2017 - Bath Flash Fiction Festival
28 June 2017 - Bad Language, The Castle, Manchester
1 July 2017 - Didsbury Arts Festival, The Old Parsonage, with the Re/place project
9 July 2017 - Blue Dot festival, Jodrell Bank observatory, Cheshire
25 April, 6.30 Bolton Library, Bolton
27 April Waterstones, Birmingham
2 May, Chester University
18 May - Wonder Inn, Shude Hill, Manchester - launch of Novel, All The Places I've Ever Lived
7 March Man Met University
18 March, Northern Lights Conference, Waterside Arts Centre
29 March 2017 - 7.30 Pre-launch of David's new novel, All The Places I've Ever Lived, Bad Language, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street Manchester
6 Feb York St John University
27 February 2017 - Verbose, Fallow Cafe, Manchester
20 October, Manchester Literature Festival
6 November, Chapter One books, Scribble festival
19 November, Bury Transition festival 7.00
1 May 2016 Victoria Baths, Manchester
16 May, Spoken Word Paris, Le Chat Noir, Paris.
9 April 2016 Nottingham Writers Studio
21 January 2016 Home Cafe, Didsbury
David has performed on BBC Radio Three and GM Radio, at a number of festivals (including Edinburgh Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, West Port Book Festival, Birmingham Book Festival, Chester Literature Festival, Wigan Literature Festival, Sefton Literature Festival and Lancaster Litfest), and at various venues, including: Chelsea Arts Club and Foyles in London; Royal Exchange Theatre, The Anthony Burgess Foundation, Whitworth Art Gallery, Urbis, Manchester Art Gallery and Central Library in Manchester; FACT, Whitechapel Gallery and Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool; Birmingham Conservatoire; Dukes Theatre and The Storey Institute in Lancaster, and The Continental in Preston.
David has also performed at… London: Bath House, Bountiful Cow, The Owl Book Shop and Reliance pub; Manchester: Britons Protection, Circle Club, Manchester Metropolitan University, Triangle Shopping Centre, Urban Folk Festival and Waterstone's; Bury: Waterstone's; Formby: Left Bank; Grasmere: Wordsworth Trust; Hull: Artlink Gallery; Leigh: Turnpike Gallery; Poole: Lighthouse Arts Centre; Rochdale: Town Hall; Walsall: Art College; Whitehaven: Rosehill Theatre.