Campfire tales and food to match at Letchworth Arts Centre

Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill - Credit: Archant

If you got the taste for storytelling during Baldock’s successful Fireside Festival, which came to an end on Sunday, never fear – there are more chances to tap into tantalising tales on the horizon.

Storytelling and live music come together at Letchworth Arts Centre next Friday, November 28, in a show about being far away from home, with an evening that includes a hot themed buffet.

The Many Apologies of Pecos Bill is the story of two Texans.

First there is Pecos Bill, who falls in love with a cowgirl who rides on the back of a giant catfish.

Raised by coyotes, he uses a rattlesnake as a lasso and grew up to be the greatest cowboy of all time.

Then there is Greg, who once passed out from exhaustion on a three-mile hike.

This is where Bill and Greg meet, merge and swap stories about their very different lives.

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Featuring Greg Wohead, with music written and performed by Mat Martin, one critic said: “This is an evening of storytelling that would not feel out of place around a campfire. It’s reminiscent of a poetry reading, a trip to Americana and a Mumford and Sons concert all rolled into one.

“The performance holds its roots and storylines in Texas, but also incorporates a feeling of distance and being very far from home.”

Tickets, including the buffet, are £25 on 01462 670788 or online from, and the event starts at 7.30pm.

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