Apr 11 2013 by Andrew Brown, Ormskirk Advertiser
JOHN Walker, who supplied Ken Dodd with material for his comedy marathons, is helping people to get more fun out of life – through writing.
John is holding a Saturday afternoon workshop for ‘ACTS’, a project run by St John’s Parish Church, Burscough, to lift people’s spirits and help them find new interests.
Liverpool-born John rates Doddy as being the best yet the most modest of comedians. He also wrote for Roy Castle, Tom O’Connor and Roy Hudd.
John, who now lives in Tarleton, said: “I’ll be encouraging people to have fun with a piece of writing.
“If you can talk you can write and it’s a great therapy.”
Jenny Cosslett, pastoral co-ordinator at St John’s, said: “Many people are feeling low, if not actually depressed, these days and we provide a relaxed afternoon when people can chat over a cup of tea or coffee and hopefully find a new interest or hobby to enjoy and perhaps make new friends.
“Our monthly workshops are covering a wide range of subjects including sketching, crafts, photography, music and we will shortly be doing one on singing for fun.”
John’s writing workshop is this Saturday, April 13, from 2pm to 4pm in St John’s Church hall, School Lane, Burscough.
For more information please phone Jenny on 01704 893660.