Poetry for Primary Schools
Venue: Rosehill, Marple - morning
Ludworth, Marple Bridge - afternoon
Time: as above
Professional children’s poet Ian Bland reads to schoolchildren.
Poetry like you’ve never heard before!!
Manchester performance poet, Tony Walsh has gained a national reputation which, this summer alone, has seen him perform at the RSC, at Ledbury Poetry Festival and as Poet In Residence at Glastonbury. You may have seen him recently on BBC North West Tonight, heard him with Jo Whiley on Radio2 or perhaps on BBC6Music, or read his poetry in Q magazine.
Denton-born Tony, also known as Longfella, has been browsing through his contact book and will invite three equally talented friends to join him. All four are lively and entertaining poets with a national reputation. Leave you preconceptions at home, this will be a rollicking good night of truly dazzling wordsmithery.
"Some poets can make you laugh, a few can make you cry but only a handful can do both. By all accounts, Tony Walsh is one such poet '...taking audiences on a rock and rollercoaster ride from comedy to tragedy, from the deadly serious to the seriously deadly.' Splitting your sides AND breaking your heart? Be warned - this guy should come with a health warning!" Glastonbury Festival, 2011
The 2011 Marple International Writing Competition is proud to be associated with the Marple Festival. Some of the winning entries in the competition will be read out at various events during the festival, including tonight.
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