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A school, an Arts Centre, a hospital, a tipi...

A tipi???

The Smelly Wellie Tele Show squelched into existence on the 5th March 2004 in Eskdalemuir Primary School, in the village of Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway. Sadly, the school had to close in 2006 because all the pupils had left and not enough new ones were coming. "It wasn't my fault," says Chik, "A big boy did it and ran away."

In May 2004 Chik performed a second Smelly Wellie Tele Show in the town of Paisley, just outside Glasgow. Paisley Arts Centre has seen performances by many famous people but none of them were there that day. And none of them were in The Royal Alexandra Hospital a couple of days later when Chik paid a wee visit to the children's post-op ward and told a hilarious story to children who were still unconscious from the operating theatre. Or maybe they were just pretending so he would go away.

Then in the summer of 2004 came the third Galloway Children's Festival in the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright. That's where Chik did the show in a tipi.

Believe it or not, Chik doesn't really like camping but there must be a strange power in the universe which keeps getting him into tents because he has also performed The Smelly Wellie Tele Show in a yurt in the front garden of a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, at the Samyé Ling Tea Party in 2006. In 2007 he performed in two Lockerbie Primary Schools for World Book Day, and in 2008 he was invited to do some storytelling at the Treloar College Arts Week in Alton in Hampshire.

A few years ago, maybe about 2005 or 2006, while he was still living at the Buddhist monastery, Chik paid a visit to Glasgow. As he was strolling down Sauchiehall Street he noticed a big banner advertising The Glasgow Comedy Festival. And and he hadn't been invited. So he rolled up his sleeves and said, "Right".

On 28th and 29th March 2009 Chik made his Glasgow Comedy Festival debut with two shows at The Stand Comedy Club. Na-na-na-na-na-naaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Later that same year, on 18th April 2009, Chik did a show at Cumbernauld Theatre, to raise funds for Clyde FC Supporters' Trust and The Scottish Spina Bifida Association. And even later that same year, on 14th June 2009, he took The Smelly Wellie Tele Show to the King's Church, Monklands - Community Outreach Event in Townhead Community Centre, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

And believe it or not, although Chik doesn't really like camping there must be a strange power in the universe which keeps getting him into tents because
he has now done two Smelly Wellie Story Tellie's at

The Big Tent Festival in the ancient kingdom of Fife.

Phew! Chik gets about a bit, eh?