Festival of Firsts: Ian McMillan “Talking Myself Home”

unnamed10 July 2014

19.30

Tickets £10 – on sale now

Also known as the “Bard of Barnsley”, Ian McMillan, the UK’s favourite poet-comedian, and a regular on radio and television, brings his brilliant show “Talking myself home” to Hoylake Chapel. He can “bring a smile to a banana!”.

Described by Poetry News as an “inspiring figure, an encouraging & democratic spirit, a strong & popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain”, Ian is a great entertainer, who combines  “the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan … with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe” (Frome Festival).

Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. Previously he was resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment Poet, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, Pick of the Week, You & Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show. He was recently castaway on Desert Island Discs and featured with his Orchestra on The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze.
www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk

To buy tickets, go to: www.ticketswirral.com (T:0151 666 0000) or  visit the following shops: Hoylake: Acorn Picture Framing, HELP shop, Holiday Inn Express, Urbane;  West Kirby: Staacks; and New Brighton: Literally… a Bookshop

 

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