Festival of Firsts: Ian McMillan “Talking Myself Home”

unnamed10 July 2014


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.

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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